Bentley University, located in Waltham, Mass., is a business school with undergraduate offerings, MBA programs, and seven MS degrees. Back in 2010, Bentley finalized its Climate Action Plan, Bentley University: A Plan for Carbon Neutrality, which serves as a written roadmap to reach this carbon-neutrality goal with interim targets along the way. And now, its new 76,000-sq.ft., arena has earned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
The road to rebuilding America’s Infrastructure is a long and winding one. Current President Donald Trump has emphasized the need to fix the nation’s infrastructure. Yet, the World Economic Forum ranks the United States 10th internationally in terms of quality of overall infrastructure.
As the market begins to pick up momentum, technology providers serving the residential construction market are creating new partnerships, acquiring other companies, and even receiving growth equity investments.
Critical infrastructure—more specifically transportation systems—are continuing to change at a rapid pace, demonstrating how new innovation can reinvent roads and railways. Construction companies will need to be involved in helping build these transportation systems.
Hospital construction projects have been growing in recent years, as many new, large-scale hospitals have been built. FMI suggests growth will continue in healthcare construction, as it is up 6%, or $42 billion, in the first quarter of 2018 compared to 2017.
From hurricanes in the South to fires in the West, natural disasters have been wreaking havoc on this country, and much needs to be rebuilt. In many cases, rebuilding stronger, safer homes and buildings starts with the codes themselves.
With April being Distracted Driving Awareness Month, many IoT (Internet of Things) companies are making some big announcements that focus specifically on fleet and road safety. The question remains: will these advances lead to greater safety for construction—both on and off the jobsite?
Perhaps one of the best ways to learn is by looking at other examples. Such is the case with technology implementation in the construction industry. Three new case studies—with one big overarching trend—point at how construction companies are implementing solutions to improve operational efficiency.
The residential construction industry has a unique set of needs that technology can help solve. Today, two big emerging technology trends are unfolding in the construction industry.
From residential homebuilding to commercial infrastructure projects, construction companies need the right tools both in the office and at the jobsite. Today, the hardware for the jobsite continues to advance, offering new ways to manage projects.