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Top Tech News from bauma 2019

Taking place from April 8-14, bauma has seen a multitude of announcements. From AI (artificial intelligence), to GNSS (global navigation satellite system), to grade control, and more, the event has highlighted manufacturers making big moves to advance construction equipment, all with the help of emerging technologies.

By |4/16/2019|

Top 3: An Eye on Your Project

Technology continues to advance for the construction industry—particularly on the jobsite. We are seeing more drones in the sky and more automated equipment on the ground. Key to project success is keeping an eye on the project—which includes everything from workers, to equipment, and beyond.

By |4/9/2019|

Let the Robots Rise Up in Construction

The construction industry is facing a worker shortage, and here is a recommendation to combat it: Let the robots rise up in construction—and at the same time reskill the human workers right alongside the machines.

By |4/2/2019|

The Rise of New Leaders

Perhaps one of the most difficult questions to answer is this: What are the best software, hardware, tool, and equipment companies that serve the construction industry? Constructech has been answering this question since 2009 with its annual Constructech 50—and since that time only six stalwarts have remained on the list.

By |3/26/2019|

Creating a New Generation

This past week was truly a special honor for me receiving the ASCE Excellence in Journalism Award. When the American Society of Civil Engineers bestowed so much such praise on me for my work in civil engineering, I was humbled for many reasons. While the Black-Tie OPAL (Outstanding Projects and Leaders) Gala was amazing, as my husband and three grown children were able to attend to share in the festivities, along with other friends and family, the message that resonated the most is that we all need to continue to look to our future; and that means our next generation of innovators.

By |3/19/2019|

Top Technology Companies for Construction

Perhaps one of the most difficult questions to answer is this: What are the best software, hardware, tool, and equipment companies that serve the construction industry? Constructech has been answering this question since 2009 with its annual Constructech 50—and since that time only six stalwarts have remained on the list.

By |3/19/2019|

Leadership: A Cultural Revolution

The construction industry is on the precipice of imploding on itself, quite candidly—and something needs to change. Every company across the country is feeling the squeeze of the labor shortage. We keep talking about how we need to entice younger workers to the business and how we need to leverage technology to fill in the gaps—and that is certainly all true. But there is a key component that is missing that needs to happen if the industry is truly going to evolve: a cultural revolution in leadership.

By |3/12/2019|

The Age of the Cloud in Construction

Every year, we watch analyst predictions closely to determine trends currently in the market—and those that are gaining momentum for the future. It is pretty safe to say we are firming entrenched in the era of the cloud.

By |3/5/2019|

IBS 2019: All about the User Experience

IBS (Intl. Builders Show) 2019 was a bevy of new announcements. Certainly, the new innovation solutions stole many of the headlines (think, devices that monitor and alert you to water leaks in your home) and for good reason. But some of the biggest technology announcements will be felt at homebuilding companies across North America.

By |2/26/2019|