Blog 2018-04-06T15:32:30+00:00

IoT: The Real Impact on Construction

I have had IoT (Internet of Things) on my mind a lot lately. Earlier this year, you might remember I penned a blog about my key takeaways from IBS (Intl. Builders Show). Here I contend that many people were talking about the IoT and AI (artificial intelligence), but few it seemed grasped how it would impact the industry in 2018 and beyond.

By | 4/16/2018|

Two Crucial Pieces of the Labor Puzzle

Now, more than ever, construction needs to develop its workforce. As we have been reporting about here at Constructech all year, the labor shortage is impacting nearly every company across the country—but there are two key pieces to the puzzle that might be able to help.

By | 4/2/2018|

Mentoring Starts With Construction

Later this year Constructech Magazine will be celebrating its 20th year of being in business. As a small media company, we have competed and still compete against the largest publishing firms in the world. Many firms have always considered us larger than we are. That’s because as the founder I have focused more of my attention on being the best at educating our readers on technology rather than building a war chest.

By | 3/29/2018|

Prefab Construction: A Closer Look

The amount of construction work on prefabricated buildings—also known as modular or off-site construction—has almost tripled between 2010 and 2016. Further, contractors want to double their labor investments in prefabrication in the next five years, according to FMI Corp. We are looking at a big boom that is coming, but are we really ready?

By | 3/15/2018|

Four Technologies Caught My Eye

We have been talking about the jobsite getting connected for years, but only recently are we really starting to see a great surge in protective gear, sensors, RFID (radio-frequency identification), drones, and other asset-tracking devices.

By | 3/6/2018|

From Design through the Lifecycle

I have been thinking a lot lately about how data moves through the construction lifecycle of a project—from design, to construction, and ultimately maintenance and management of a facility.

By | 3/6/2018|

Big Bucks for BIM

If you have been following the research reports lately, you know that many of the analyst firms are anticipating significant growth in the BIM (building information modeling) market. And investors are taking notice.

By | 2/26/2018|