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.
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.
Standards are essential to ensuring change happens. When it comes to safety on the construction jobsite, standards can help ensure a better working environment, ultimately saving lives. This is critical as the ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers) indicates that every day more than 7,600 lives are lost due to work-related incidents. That equates to roughly 2.8 million fatalities a year.
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.
December 18 is fast approaching, and for commercial drivers, this is an important date. It is the day that the ELD (electronic logging device) rule begins to go into effect, and construction companies need to understand the mandate and how to comply.
Deviation detection overcomes the need for GCPs (ground control points) when aligning design and point-cloud models. Integrated technology can help drive accountability for deviations.
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.