Technology Predictions for Construction: AI and ML

Last week, I started a blog series, looking at some of the loftiest technology predictions for 2020 and beyond, and how it will impact construction specifically. Last week’s topic was the IoT (Internet of Things), and this week I would like to dive into AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning).

Technology Predictions for Construction: IoT

In the months of December and January, I will be looking at some of the loftiest (and not so lofty) technology predictions for 2020 and beyond, covering everything from the IoT (Internet of Things), AI (artificial intelligence), digital twin, blockchain, cybersecurity, and so much more, with a focus on how these predictions will ultimately play out in construction. Up first is the IoT.

Connected Data Centers

Data-center growth is imminent. How is your company preparing? Peggy Smedley recently wrote a blog that digs into the growth for hyperscale data centers and what that means for the construction industry—mainly a boost in data center construction and an increase in the use of emerging technologies.

The Talk of Telematics

Telematics has been around for years, but the evolution of it has been pretty interesting, especially in construction, which does account for the largest share of connected units in off-highway vehicles.

Three Cs: Productivity Booster in Construction

We have all heard the numbers. Labor-productivity growth in construction has averaged only 1% a year in the past two decades, which is compared with growth of 2.8% for the total world economy and 3.6% in the case of manufacturing.

The Cost of Cyber (Ouch)!

With an increase in the amount of advanced technology being used by the trades—everything from wearables to drones to automated equipment—the construction industry is beginning to recognize the risks involved in a connected world.

Unplugging after Work

Do you unplug after work? If so, you are in the lucky majority. I have to confess I am one who falls into the unlucky minority.