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Episode 39, What’s
Lurking Beyond 2019

The economic outlook for construction has been the strongest it has been in years. Or is it? Peggy Smedley answers the question: How long will we ride the current economic wave? She also gives her take on how emerging technologies fit into the equation.

Thought Leadership

Everybody seems to be talking about data these days. It’s clear, big data is no longer a topic reserved for huge companies.

It wasn’t very long ago that construction projects were bid and managed with Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Fact is, many companies still do it this way.

Prospects for the homebuilding industry are bullish for 2018, with a 7.9% projected increase in single-family starts throughout 2017, according to NAHB.

The Peggy Smedley Show

Inside the AT&T Foundry

Peggy and Craig Lee, the director of the AT&T Foundry located in Plano, Texas, talk about the AT&T Foundry and what it provides around the world. He explains that customers often understand problems that need to be solved, and are able to come up with creative solutions such as connected porta-potties. He says it will spend a day with the customer to help articulate the business challenge and develop proof of concept.

Constructech Top Products 2018

How Tech Steps In

Construction professionals recognize the skilled labor shortage is causing a ripple effect that is impacting every single business across the country. The good news; however, is that technology can help in a big way, especially if implemented at the right time within the right company. Forrester Research, www.forrester.com, Cambridge, Mass., suggests 2018 will be the year when a majority of enterprises will start dealing with the hard facts.