We talk a lot about the IoT (Internet of Things)—connecting everything to everything, providing access to information and control of just about every electrical system in the world.
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.
Construction is no longer just a collection of manual tasks. For generations now, technology has been infiltrating the daily work experience in the building trades.
One of the long-standing challenges in the ready-mixed concrete industry is inaccurate manual processes at the batch plant and in the office, which can be costly. The good news is new technology is coming to market to improve accuracy throughout the raw materials receiving process.
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.
Hotels can be destinations or places to stop on the way to someplace else. They can be single purpose or multipurpose, combining event facilities, dining and meeting places, overnight accommodations, and local shops and trades. The more functionality that can be centered on the hotel structure, the better the chances for success and benefits to the community.
When a regional builder wants to expand, it can go national through acquisition. When a national builder wants to expand, acquisition is also possible route. Cavco Industries, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., designs and produces factory-built housing products primarily distributed through a national network of independent and company-owned retailers.
The East Coast and North East have some historical landmarks that are in need of safety and quality improvements. Those projects usually get the most attention while other buildings that are nearly as old are remodeled and renovated without a lot of publicity.
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.