Laura Black

About Laura Black

Since 2007, Laura Black has been writing for both Constructech magazine and its sister publication Connected World magazine, focusing on articles that help business professionals understand the value of technology.

Construction Considerations for Our Workers and Infrastructure

It has been reported that as much as 50% of large infrastructure projects experience significant cost and schedule overruns. A number of challenges persist and stand in the way of building truly connected infrastructure that we need worldwide—but one hurdle isn’t being as widely discussed as others.

By |2019-08-15T15:02:18+00:008/20/2019|

Building Blocks of Blockchain in Construction

Global spending on blockchain is anticipated to grow significantly this year, as it offer new opportunities for businesses. However, understanding a new technology and recognizing potential use cases and benefits can be challenging for construction companies.

By |2019-08-09T15:24:45+00:008/13/2019|

The State of Security in Construction

Let’s talk security in construction for a moment—because it impacts every single worker in the construction industry. If you think cybersecurity isn’t your business, you are wrong. It is, and you need to be prepared.

By |2019-07-31T21:03:16+00:008/6/2019|

AI in Construction: Growth Projected

The numbers continue to roll in. AI (artificial intelligence) is one of the hottest technologies of 2019, and not only that, organizations are expecting implementations to skyrocket in the next year. Is your construction company ready for the transformation that is about to take place?

By |2019-07-24T14:32:12+00:007/30/2019|

The State of AI in Construction

Here’s the fact: We are in a very tight labor market. Can AI (artificial intelligence) step in to help solve the challenges? Is construction ready for AI to be ushered in at full force?

By |2019-07-11T15:47:34+00:007/16/2019|

Residential Trend Booms in Construction

One thing the residential construction community has done really well is recognize trends and respond. When buyers requested more energy-efficient homes, builders delivered. When they asked for more “smarts” in the home, technology is what they got. Now, homebuilders are recognizing another growing trend that is getting ready to explode—senior living developments.

By |2019-07-02T17:56:24+00:007/8/2019|

All about Data and Safety

It was all about data, and a little bit about safety, at last week’s HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s global digital solutions conference. Let’s me share a few examples with you to give you a glimpse into how it envisions automating data processing in construction.

By |2019-06-17T21:47:57+00:006/18/2019|