Construction Technology

What to Know About Adopting Construction Technology

Some construction employees seem to be all about technology. And sometimes it feels as if they want you to adopt technology for technology’s sake. Granted, there are a lot of options available and many of them have lots of bling. You can really get caught up in a confusing maze of possibilities, so it’s important …

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The New Construction Era: Drive It or Survive It?

The digital transformation has led to a new construction era. Some companies are driving the change. Others are playing catch-up. Our new construction era is a lot of things, but it isn’t a spectator sport. To become or continue to be a thriving construction company, you need to become a part of the digital transformation. …

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Drone Technology and the Construction Industry

In May 2015, Construction Monitor asked, “Do drones have a place in construction?” This year, drone technology will soar in the construction industry. Today, a drone in Detroit, Michigan, can be piloted in Orlando, Florida. “Skypersonic invented the first worldwide, real-time remote piloting system,” says Skypersonic founder Giuseppe Santangelo. Another technology company, Red Cat Holdings, acquired Skypersonic …

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Construction Industry Workforce Management Software

Saving time, reducing do-overs; the bottom line is, construction industry companies are interested in project management software for that exact reason: the bottom line. If you don’t have workforce management software, you will. It’s what you’ll use to better manage resources, time, and generate profits. Four Benefits of Workforce Management Platforms LaborChart* says if you have …

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Advantages of Automated Construction Payment

There aren’t many of us that use checkbooks these days, let alone “carry” them. Automating the workplace, including every construction payment, doesn’t mean you lose control. Management company McKinsey says the principles of workplace automation are: Activities – Forty-five percent of the activities employees carry out could be automated. Creativity/emotion-focusing – Automation can free employees …

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Construction Technology for Risk Management

You know employee safety is a priority. You assume safety programs and practices are going to be an expense one way or the other; time or money. And you’re okay with that. But did you ever think construction technology for safety might give you a competitive advantage? Another current business priority is attracting and retaining …

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Is a Paperless Construction Industry Possible?

“I bought a house in Texas, sold a condo in Denver and never once met buyers, sellers, or had to go to a bank to sign papers,” said a new homeowner. Electronic contracts and signatures have revolutionized the real instate industry. The construction industry has been slow to adapt to digital contracts and e-signatures. That’s …

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Construction Industry Partners with Technology to Overcome Challenges

We’re facing a lot of challenges. But for our labor-driven construction industry, the shortage of talent is having the biggest impact. We need user-friendly technology solutions and we need them now. Machine-Control Technology: The Construction Industry Partner Excavation is one of the most complex aspects of project work for the construction industry. Becoming an excavation …

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Construction Business Miscommunication

There is a big market for articles, studies, and how-tos about communication in the construction business. The reason is obvious: miscommunication is extremely costly to our industry. Fifty-two percent of construction business rework is caused by miscommunication. In 2018, that cost our industry $31.3 billion. We’ve all felt the pain of miscommunication in the field and know …

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