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.
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.
Construction companies are tasked with constructing homes, buildings, and infrastructure of the future—which includes incorporating the latest advanced technologies to enable autonomous vehicles on the roads.
Sales, CRM (customer-relationship management), and marketing are key components to both commercial and residential construction projects. Today, new technology tools are enabling builders and contractors to better manage these processes.
Technology continues to advance, offering new means and methods for constructing smart, energy-efficient buildings. One of the best ways to gain a greater understanding of how technology can help homes and commercial facilities operate is looking at other examples that are already completed or in progress.
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.
Buildings are currently responsible for roughly one-third of global energy consumption, and about 30% of global energy-related CO2 emissions and 20% of total CO2 emissions. To help, two organizations are now partnering in an effort to measurably reduce greenhouse gas emissions through improved energy efficiencies in buildings.
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.
There has been a lot of talk lately about smart-home technology, especially with the recent IBS (Intl. Buidlers Show). In fact, this discussion has been happening for more than a decade—back when the term was AHT (automated home technology). But has all that hype had an impact on homes?