While smaller companies may not have a formal HR (human resources) department, every company has the need for understanding this important function.
Of course, we live in a data-driven world. From your handheld computer, called a smartphone, to the supercomputer on your desktop, data is everywhere. The social media that has become the go-to source of communication and interaction depends on input—data—to provide that communication.
Artificial intelligence is moving rapidly from tech-toy status to serious investment throughout the industries experimenting with it. Global spending on AI (artificial intelligence) systems is expected to show strong growth, as businesses invest in projects that use the capabilities of AI software and platforms.
In construction, many people hear the word disruption and have a negative reaction, but disruption is in fact a transformation that is caused by emerging technologies and new business processes. The companies that typically have a negative experience are the ones who simply don’t embrace it.
One of the biggest takeaways from Technology Days 2019 is this: If you don’t disrupt, you will be disrupted. Consider for a minute other industries, specifically taxis and hotels. Uber and Airbnb came in with a different model for providing these services and it completely turned those industries upside down. If you think this won’t happen to construction, you are wrong.
Residential construction continues to get a boost with new technology, especially with the growth of emerging technology such as AI (artificial intelligence), AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality), and so much more.
The cloud covers just about everything these days but in many cases, it lets the light shine through. For example, Washington State’s Peninsula Light Co., (PenLight) will be updating its power distribution system with Verizon’s Grid Wide Utility Services Intelligent Energy platform. Grid Wide is a managed, cloud-based, IoT (Internet of Things) platform-as-a-service developed by Verizon to help utilities modernize their systems. It allows utilities to remotely configure, monitor, and manage endpoints within their service areas, creating operational efficiencies and improving customer service.
Global spending on blockchain is anticipated to grow significantly this year, as it offer new opportunities for businesses. However, understanding a new technology and recognizing potential use cases and benefits can be challenging for construction companies.
Weis Builders was founded back in 1939 and serves clients nationwide today as a third-generation, family-owned general contractor. Since the beginning, the company has maintained a reputation for building solid relationships and continues to exceed client expectations today.
Estimating a job is difficult and gets even harder when there are multiple factors and vendors involved. Making the process easier can improve both the time to contract and the accuracy of the estimate. Simplifying the estimating process, therefore, can benefit the contractor and the client.