With construction projects becoming more complex and a continued lack of skilled workers, companies more often need to rely on software to help fill in the gaps. Technology can be key to help businesses become more efficient, and thus more profitable. In order to do this, contractors need choice.
The desire to improve operating efficiencies is one of the main reasons we are starting to witness the proliferation of more manufacturing facilities investing in the IoT (Internet of Things). Many are calling it the fourth industrial revolution, otherwise known as Industry 4.0.
The City of Paris is using BIM (building information modeling) to create a 3D model of the Eiffel Tower’s grand site, which was announced in partnership with Autodesk. The technology company worked with WSP and Gexpertise to create an urban model with buildings, roads, infrastructure, pedestrian zones, and more.
I am always so inspired when I read about the latest smart cities initiatives. From Charlotte, N.C., to Philadelphia, Pa., to Aurora, Ill., it seems nearly every city has a story of how it is trying to better itself, all with the help of the IoT (Internet of Things).
The age-old business adage that the customer is king rings true in today’s always-on, always-connected society. For residential builders, this is as evident now as it has ever been, and predictions show analytics and technology are going to be key to driving forward a successful CRM (customer-relationships management) strategy.
Sometimes listening to an update call is more than a revenue report update on the recent acquisitions and technology advancements being announced by a company; it’s really about the vision of the leader at the helm.
Homebuilders are demonstrating that they have the wherewithal to build high-tech homes. A closer look at the homes—and the processes and methods used to build them—show that today’s builders are on the cutting-edge of innovation and are taking some pretty unique steps forward.
Digital transformation is essential for the construction industry—but the disruption to business process can be challenging. In particular, ERP (enterprise-resource planning) software offers an integrated approach to business processes ranging from sales to accounting, CRM (customer-relationship management), and beyond.
For years, the concept of an autonomous jobsite has been forecasted, with the advent of autonomous construction equipment and driverless vehicles driving the discussion even further. Now—especially on mining sites—that concept is starting to become a reality.