Here at Constructech we have been talking about the labor shortage for years. Gartner recently published a report that piqued my interest and could point to how we as an industry might address this challenge.
Something that has been on my mind lately—as has likely been on many construction companies’ minds—is this: Will we ever have “lights out” construction?
Let’s talk about jobsite safety for a minute. Interestingly, if you go back 100 years, safety wasn’t the core value on construction projects like it is today. Why did that change? A cultural shift happened.
While many pundits have called construction a laggard, one of the things I love about this industry is its ability to adapt to the changing times—and that is certainly the case today. Let me explain.
Every construction company has something that makes them unique. For some the differentiator is business strategy. For others it is the type of technology that is implemented.
It is important for homebuilders to watch economic trends in order to best determine which direction to take their business. Such is the case with the impact baby boomers are having on the housing market.
Let’s talk blockchain in construction for a few minutes, and what is really going to happen in the year 2020. Will it surge? Will it be widely adopted in construction? Will many take a wait-and-see approach?
AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and MR (mixed reality) have been around, especially in the consumer and gaming market, for years, but construction firms are beginning to realize the benefits that these technologies have to offer.
Perhaps one of the most widely talked about technologies among those in the IoT (Internet of Things) and AI (artificial intelligence) space is 5G because it offers the ability to use new applications that weren’t possible in the past.
Here’s a not-so-bold prediction for this year: If your company isn’t hyper-focused on cybersecurity, it will likely experience a breach.