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.

Steps to a Safer Construction Jobsite

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.

By |2019-02-11T17:33:04+00:002/19/2019|

The Vision to Move Forward

Have you heard the story about the Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Riverside—one of the largest construction projects in Rockford, Ill., history? Let me tell you a little something about this unique project, it leveraged technology in a truly progressive way.

By |2019-02-04T22:50:08+00:002/4/2019|

Seen and Heard around World of Concrete

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.

By |2019-01-28T21:24:16+00:001/29/2019|

Gearing Up for World of Concrete

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.

By |2019-01-17T20:59:44+00:001/22/2019|

AI, Robots Augment Construction

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.

By |2019-01-07T19:44:21+00:001/8/2019|

Attracting Next-Gen Workers to Construction and Infrastructure

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.

By |2019-01-02T14:15:14+00:001/2/2019|

2019: Looking Ahead with Construction Technology

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.

By |2018-12-10T16:53:55+00:0012/11/2018|

Addressing the Construction Interoperability Crisis

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.

By |2018-12-03T22:57:30+00:0012/4/2018|