Today, construction companies can tap into an arsenal of tools and technologies to help perform work in a way that is productive and safe. Technology companies continue to come to market with new products aimed at improving business processes. Here’s a closer look at some of the new products and platforms on the market today. Modeling Moves Forward BIM (building information modeling) continues to advances, offering construction professionals the ability to use technology to improve business processes. One area in particular that is seeing an infusion of new capabilities is 4D modeling.
As many of you know I have a strong opinion that 5G is going to have a big impact on many industries as I have been talking about over on Connected World and The Peggy Smedley Show. Therefore, it should come as no surprise than that I believe 5G is going to change the way the construction industry conducts business—for the good I might add.
Here at Constructech we have been talking about the labor shortage for years. Gartner recently published a report that piqued my interest and could point to how we as an industry might address this challenge.
Something that has been on my mind lately—as has likely been on many construction companies’ minds—is this: Will we ever have “lights out” construction?
On Saturday, the governor of New Jersey joined the ranks of Illinois, New York, and California and issued a stay-at-home order for its residents of the state. Friday afternoon, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker declared all counties in the state as a disaster area in response to COVID-19 and issued a shelter-in- place order.
From March 10-14, manufacturers and construction professionals gathered at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2020 to learn about the latest in equipment. Multiple construction and construction materials industry segments were represented. Here’s what you might have missed.
Earlier this month was National Day of Unplugging. Around the globe, people took a 24-hour detox from technology in order to connect more with the people around them.
Let’s be clear about one thing, we do not yet know what the end result of the coronavirus will be. What we do know, however, is that when we panic we create mass confusion and misinformation.
When 2020 kicked off, I said there is one overarching directive that is common across every industry: sustainability. What better place to start than with mobile technology? The GSMA and Carbon Trust calculated that the use of mobile technology enabled a global reduction in emissions of around 2,135 million tonnes CO2 in 2018.
As most people know, Intl. Women’s Day took place this past Sunday, March 8, but an interesting fact that you may not know is this day has been around for more than a century.