Peggy Smedley

About Peggy Smedley

Peggy is an internationally known, highly respected personality and speaker in the media world educating businesses and consumers on the latest technological advances shaping everyday lives. An outspoken advocate and supporter of the construction industry, Peggy is the quick-witted host of The Peggy Smedley Show, the editorial director of Constructech magazine and its sister publication Connected World magazine, as well as the president of Specialty Publishing Co.

Smart Cities: What’s Next?

Smart cities are on the rise across the globe, as a result of increasing urbanization and the need to provide citizens with new technology, while also improving quality of life, addressing aging infrastructure, and a renewed focus on environmental sustainability.

By |2019-07-11T15:52:13+00:007/16/2019|

Technology Days by the Numbers

The construction, engineering, architectural, and building industry is at a crossroads. The continued economic expansion in the U.S. is beginning to see somewhat of a little slowdown that could just have some significant consequences. The period of growth that began in March 2009, some nine years ago, is beginning to show some real signs of a recession despite what those reading this blog might wish to prepare for today’s economic climate.

By |2019-07-08T15:27:24+00:007/8/2019|

The Skinny on Drones in Construction

Often construction CIOs and executives are leery of “shiny” toys that offer glitz, glam, and a lot of hype, but little tangible benefits and ROI (return on investment). Do drones fall in this category, or are they beginning to offer true benefits to construction beyond the cool factor?

By |2019-07-02T17:51:19+00:007/8/2019|

Rising from the Ashes

St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Cambridge, Mass., was converted to affordable housing in 1991 and featured a large, open bell tower and several stained-glass windows. In 2016, firefighters battled a 10-alarm fire, which ultimately led to the restoration of the affordable housing units.

By |2019-07-02T17:48:25+00:007/3/2019|

A Boost in Funding for Construction

In the past five years, the amount of investment in construction-technology companies continues to rise, as investors look at this market as one that is ripe for innovation. In an industry that needs solutions to complete complex projects in a quicker timeline, technology could be the solution, and investors recognize this.

By |2019-07-01T15:25:18+00:007/2/2019|