The State of AI in Construction

Here’s the fact: We are in a very tight labor market. Can AI (artificial intelligence) step in to help solve the challenges? Is construction ready for AI to be ushered in at full force?

By |7/16/2019|

Technology Days by the Numbers

The construction, engineering, architectural, and building industry is at a crossroads. The continued economic expansion in the U.S. is beginning to see somewhat of a little slowdown that could just have some significant consequences. The period of growth that began in March 2009, some nine years ago, is beginning to show some real signs of a recession despite what those reading this blog might wish to prepare for today’s economic climate.

By |7/8/2019|

Residential Trend Booms in Construction

One thing the residential construction community has done really well is recognize trends and respond. When buyers requested more energy-efficient homes, builders delivered. When they asked for more “smarts” in the home, technology is what they got. Now, homebuilders are recognizing another growing trend that is getting ready to explode—senior living developments.

By |7/8/2019|

All about Data and Safety

It was all about data, and a little bit about safety, at last week’s HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s global digital solutions conference. Let’s me share a few examples with you to give you a glimpse into how it envisions automating data processing in construction.

By |6/18/2019|

5G in Manufacturing

The desire to improve operating efficiencies is one of the main reasons we are starting to witness the proliferation of more manufacturing facilities investing in the IoT (Internet of Things). Many are calling it the fourth industrial revolution, otherwise known as Industry 4.0.

By |6/12/2019|

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 |6/5/2019|

AI: How Society Perceives It

We need to have a real conversation about how society perceives AI (artificial intelligence). Quite frankly, I think many people see it as this technology that is going to come in and take over our work and our play. It is going to fundamentally change, well, everything. Thank you very much Steven Spielberg and Haley Joel Osment for painting a very vivid picture that is hard to ignore. However, we need to have a real conversation about the true impact that it is going to have on our work.

By |6/4/2019|