There is perhaps one thing that all construction companies have in common: the need to create a safer jobsite. Each company might achieve it in different ways, but safety is paramount on every project around the globe.
Last week was a bevy of new announcements for the world of concrete—everything from materials, to software, to equipment took center stage. Perhaps one of the biggest themes of the week centered around the topic of productivity.
Today marks the start of World of Concrete in Las Vegas, and I think we will see and hear big announcements from technology providers, equipment manufacturers, materials companies, and more. In fact, some companies are already making announcements to make note of.
Here at Constructech, we have been watching the skilled labor shortage very closely, as the percentage of companies experiencing the shortage continues to rise and an influx of new programs develop.
What will be the most disruptive technology in the construction industry in 2019 and beyond? Is it drones, robotics, AI (artificial intelligence), machine learning, or something else entirely? Here at Constructech, we are watching trends closely to help you determine which technology will be most impactful to construction businesses in the months ahead.
Gone are the days when U.S. high schools emphasized skilled trades and prioritized vocational training. For better or for worse, the systemic mindset shift favoring a four-year degree in an academic discipline is now the status quo, and now, as a generation of workers nears retirement, the construction industry is suffering because of it. However, some schools are making efforts to bring career technical education back to their classrooms.
It is that time of year again. Analysts are making predictions about the biggest disruptive technologies in the New Year, while technology companies, manufacturers, and tool companies are holding their annual year-end press briefing, highlighting what is to come in the New Year.
Here at Constructech we recognize that a big challenge facing the construction industry today is the lack of interoperability between vendor systems. Too often construction companies are still manually importing and exporting data and relying on Excel spreadsheets.