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.

Data: The Lifeblood of Construction

If you have been following Constructech for any period of time, you know data is at the heart of any good technology strategy. Two new reports shed some interesting light on this. Let’s dig in a little bit deeper.

By |2019-10-14T17:01:16+00:0010/15/2019|

Enterprise Advances with AI

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.

By |2019-09-24T15:11:37+00:0010/1/2019|

Smart Cities: The Way Forward

Smart cities are coming, or so we hear. In an era of connectivity, consumers have come to expect everything around them to be connected—from the public transportation system to the parking spots. The challenge is building out a truly smart city isn’t an easy feat.

By |2019-09-20T17:35:30+00:009/17/2019|

Three Ways to Survive Digital Disruption

In construction, many people hear the word disruption and have a negative reaction, but disruption is in fact a transformation that is caused by emerging technologies and new business processes. The companies that typically have a negative experience are the ones who simply don’t embrace it.

By |2019-09-06T16:51:59+00:009/10/2019|

Disrupt or Be Disrupted

One of the biggest takeaways from Technology Days 2019 is this: If you don’t disrupt, you will be disrupted. Consider for a minute other industries, specifically taxis and hotels. Uber and Airbnb came in with a different model for providing these services and it completely turned those industries upside down. If you think this won’t happen to construction, you are wrong.

By |2019-08-29T15:37:57+00:009/3/2019|

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|