For any CIO or construction professional considering a new technology purchase, what factors are most critical when selecting a service or product? Trust is one of the most important in building a brand, according to a recent survey that reveals how well four cell service brands connect with their customer base.
The construction fleet looks very different today than even just five years ago. Today, automated equipment is completing tasks, drones are collecting data, and trucks are more connected than ever before. Going forward, this trend will continue, with fleets becoming smarter and safer, offering greater opportunities to improve productivity at the jobsite.
Digital transformation is impacting the construction industry in a number of different ways. For instance, technology is helping preserve historical properties into a digital experience.
Could the way vehicles operate change the way roads and other infrastructure are built in the future? New research shows a shift toward more autonomous driving, due to the increased safety—and it could change the way the construction industry does business in the future.
Following natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma and the storm that contributed to the bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, the construction industry is focused on how to rebuild stronger—and smarter—structures.
From the skies, to the roads, to the jobsite, a construction fleet should be designed to keep workers safe. With new, advancing technologies, anything that moves on a construction project can be equipped with systems to ensure greater safety.
A culture shift has been happening for more than 30 years—one that has driven more young adults to college and away from the trades. This has led to a significant shortage of workers in the construction industry.
The situation last week in Lynchburg, Va., was one no one wanted to read or write about, let alone live through, but it seems Mother Nature has little regard for human comfort and, at times, even human life. Heavy rainfall in Lynchburg put infrastructure back on everyone’s minds, as the potential collapse of the College Lake Dam weighed heavy on the minds of Virginians and Americans everywhere for several days.
Drones, wearables, and bricklaying robots: These are just a few of the new, cutting-edge technologies that are being touted for the construction jobsite. Today, analysts are pointing to pretty significant growth in all of these areas.
Buildings are getting smarter. Today, materials have embedded technology that enable them to make decisions about how the building should operate more efficiently. Additionally, IoT (Internet of Things) platform allows a building manager to make decisions related to a building’s performance based on realtime data and insights. All of this is coming together to help create smarter buildings.