News Analysis

News Analysis2017-12-29T01:17:28+00:00

Driving Drones in Construction

Drones represent a huge opportunity in the construction industry today—and in the future. Goldman Sachs, for instance, predicts a $100 billion market opportunity for drones by 2020. Naturally, consumer and military are big opportunities, but it actually predicts that the fastest growth will happen in businesses and civil governments, with an expectation that they will spend $13 billion on drones between now and 2020.


Are Smart Buildings Worth the Investment?

It is the question every building owner asks prior to investing in the IoT (Internet of Things): Does the benefit outweigh the cost of the technology implementation? More simply, will there be a quick and quantifiable ROI (return on investment)?


The Infrastructure Debate

November is just around the corner, and with it comes an election. Across the country, voters are tasked with voting for or against a number of measures that could potentially repair failing infrastructure.


Construction Scheduling: An Infusion of AI

AI (artificial intelligence) is perhaps one of the biggest trends to watch in the months to come, with many analysts predicting growth and technology providers making big moves in this area. PwC even suggests that global GDP will be 14% higher in 2030 as a result of AI, which is the equivalent of an additional $15.7 trillion. One big area in construction that is set to change is scheduling, with a new acquisition that happened this week.


Top 3 High-Tech Hospitals and Concepts

Smart buildings are here. With the IoT (Internet of Things) and big data growing at rates faster than ever before, buildings are also becoming connected. For construction companies, investing in technologies and equipment such as sensors and platforms can enable clients to engage with occupants in realtime. Such is the case with hospitals.


Cell Service: Brand Importance

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.