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.

Digital Water: What It Means for Construction

The IoT (Internet of Things) has proliferated many aspects of personal and professionals lives. The trend is moving into our infrastructure, with a new report suggesting that data has “woven itself into the central fabric of the water economy.”

By |2019-06-07T13:45:17+00:006/11/2019|

Modeling the Eiffel Tower with BIM

The City of Paris is using BIM (building information modeling) to create a 3D model of the Eiffel Tower’s grand site, which was announced in partnership with Autodesk. The technology company worked with WSP and Gexpertise to create an urban model with buildings, roads, infrastructure, pedestrian zones, and more.

By |2019-05-31T15:16:48+00:006/5/2019|

The Future of Cities Is Smart

I am always so inspired when I read about the latest smart cities initiatives. From Charlotte, N.C., to Philadelphia, Pa., to Aurora, Ill., it seems nearly every city has a story of how it is trying to better itself, all with the help of the IoT (Internet of Things).

By |2019-06-04T22:13:32+00:006/5/2019|

The Future of CRM in Construction

The age-old business adage that the customer is king rings true in today’s always-on, always-connected society. For residential builders, this is as evident now as it has ever been, and predictions show analytics and technology are going to be key to driving forward a successful CRM (customer-relationships management) strategy.

By |2019-05-31T15:07:48+00:006/4/2019|

Deep Foundation System

Morris-Shea recently installed deep foundation piles for the construction of the new EGGER Wood Products plant in Linwood, N.C. The team redesigned the initial foundation from H-piles to Morris-Shea’s DeWaal Drilled Displacement Pile System.

By |2019-05-31T15:20:39+00:006/3/2019|

Bentley Digs the Digital Twin

Sometimes listening to an update call is more than a revenue report update on the recent acquisitions and technology advancements being announced by a company; it’s really about the vision of the leader at the helm.

By |2019-05-31T15:19:46+00:005/30/2019|

Construction on Dreamland Ballroom

Back in 1918, the Taborian Hall, the building that houses the Dreamland Ballroom, was completed and has now stood in downtown Little Rock for almost 100 years. Last spring, FOD (Friends of Dreamland) was awarded a grant for nearly $500,000 for various work on the third floor and that funding has allowed the grassroots nonprofit to make big changes including the addition of new windows, professional sealing of the building, and more.

By |2019-05-23T20:51:21+00:005/30/2019|

A Look Inside High-Tech Homes

Homebuilders are demonstrating that they have the wherewithal to build high-tech homes. A closer look at the homes—and the processes and methods used to build them—show that today’s builders are on the cutting-edge of innovation and are taking some pretty unique steps forward.

By |2019-05-23T20:56:18+00:005/28/2019|