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.

Pathway to Net Zero Emissions

When 2020 kicked off, I said there is one overarching directive that is common across every industry: sustainability. What better place to start than with mobile technology? The GSMA and Carbon Trust calculated that the use of mobile technology enabled a global reduction in emissions of around 2,135 million tonnes CO2 in 2018.

By |2020-03-10T14:05:43+00:003/10/2020|

8 Ways to Protect Your Jobsites

Distracted Driving Awareness Month is coming up soon—and once again I am pondering how safe are our roads, and no surprise here, our roads aren’t that safe and that means we have to worry about the safety of our jobsites.

By |2020-03-02T23:14:33+00:003/3/2020|

The People, Process, Policy, and Technology of Security

Here’s an interesting concept. We are always talking about how we need to be diligent about educating our employees about cybersecurity best practices and technology, but we need to take that a step further and also be innovative when it comes to our processes, policies, and mandates.

By |2020-02-25T17:29:15+00:002/25/2020|

Construction Tools Get Smart

I have been writing about the IoT (Internet of Things) before we even called it the IoT. In the past few years, traction has steadily picked up in the construction industry and it isn’t going to slow down anytime soon. One area the IoT has made its mark is with tools.

By |2020-02-12T15:46:33+00:002/12/2020|

The Future: Fleet Management and Electric Trucks

The truck has been the backbone of construction since the Model T days. Mobility, durability, and reliability are the keys to the vehicle’s value and, as the fleet of vehicles grows in number and age, methods of managing those units becomes more important. Fleet management has taken on new meaning as technology such as telematics and GPS replace driver’s logbook for data collection. Some companies are at the leading edge of developing methods to use these technologies, and adoption is gaining worldwide.

By |2020-01-17T14:53:39+00:001/7/2020|

Construction’s Future: Technology and More Technology

All the buzzwords are there, like a science fiction novel, but this isn’t fiction; it’s the future of construction. In fact, it’s The Future of Construction, Global 2030, a report from Frost & Sullivan. According to its analysts, the construction industry is in the middle of a move toward new business models that are technology-driven and data-driven, provide better collaboration between stakeholders, and result in higher productivity. The aging workforce and digitization will require greater investments in workforce management and digital solutions.

By |2020-01-03T14:23:09+00:0012/31/2019|

Safety Has No Gender

According to the OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Admin.), falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the private sector construction industry. Everyone who works at heights, whether it’s on a roof, scaffolding, or the edge of a tall building, should have a properly fitting safety harness. So far, so good. But throughout the decades, construction has attracted more and more women into what was once a strictly male occupation. Unfortunately, while safety is a top concern of contractors, not all have the equipment they need to best protect women in construction.

By |2019-12-20T16:32:55+00:0012/17/2019|