March 8 is Intl. Women’s Day, which is a call-to-action to progress gender parity. The 2018 campaign theme is to press for progress. This is because the World Economic Forum 2017 Global Gender Gap Report finds that gender parity is more than 200 years away. Thus, there is a strong global movement.
Technology is becoming more common among the trades, as a way to help train and educate workers on the job. The rollout of new technologies in the trades also enables greater productivity and efficiencies, amid a skilled labor shortage.
Super Bowl Sunday is coming up, and most discussion is centering around the teams. However, the stadium is also providing it has “game” to “score” as a zero waste facility.
Held last week, the IBS (Intl. Builders Show) was a bevy of announcements that set the stage for where the residential construction market is headed in 2018 and beyond. Here are some of the top announcements and trends discussed at the show.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the construction workforce grew by 1.66% between January 2017 and October 2017. Comparatively, the industry grew by 2.1% in 2016. Nationally, according to the BLS, that’s equivalent to 113,000 new jobs in 2017 compared to 144,000 in 2016.
Effectively visualizing a home by looking at a 2D floor plan is challenging for most potential homebuyers. VR (virtual reality) is an engaging way to interact with a new home design.
The construction industry has moved from landlines to cellphones and now smartphones. But are mobile devices the way of the future?
During the past few years, the construction industry has seen a number of equity partnerships that are shaping how technology is leveraged.
As workers become more autonomous, it’s crucial for organizations to understand how and where employees are using flexible spaces so they can optimize usage and improve overall productivity. Integrated solutions deliver building intelligence data in realtime to optimize space, reduce costs, and drive efficiency.
Mortenson Construction, www.mortenson.com, Minneapolis, Minn., has developed an AR (augmented reality) mobile app to help the University of Washington, www.washington.edu, Seattle, Wash., community “see” the future CSE2 computer science building well before its doors open to students in January of 2019.