In the months of December and January, I will be looking at some of the loftiest (and not so lofty) technology predictions for 2020 and beyond, covering everything from the IoT (Internet of Things), AI (artificial intelligence), digital twin, blockchain, cybersecurity, and so much more, with a focus on how these predictions will ultimately play out in construction. Up first is the IoT.
Data-center growth is imminent. How is your company preparing? Peggy Smedley recently wrote a blog that digs into the growth for hyperscale data centers and what that means for the construction industry—mainly a boost in data center construction and an increase in the use of emerging technologies.
Telematics has been around for years, but the evolution of it has been pretty interesting, especially in construction, which does account for the largest share of connected units in off-highway vehicles.
Has BIM (building information modeling) evolved in the last 20 years?
We have all heard the numbers. Labor-productivity growth in construction has averaged only 1% a year in the past two decades, which is compared with growth of 2.8% for the total world economy and 3.6% in the case of manufacturing.
We have been talking about smart cities for years—and they are coming in one form or another—but are they a good investment?
AR (augmented reality) is beginning to grow in popularity for a number of industries including construction.
If you have been following Constructech for any period of time, you know data is at the heart of any good technology strategy.
Here’s a lofty objective: providing a home for every family on the planet.
In an era of AI (artificial intelligence) and the IoT (Internet of Things), enterprise applications are continuing to evolve, and construction companies are taking note and moving to new applications.