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Not Your Father’s Prefab

Technology, the housing crunch, and the rise of smart cities are putting prefab back on the global map By Nilesh Gupta Prefabricated construction technologies have gained...

Q&A: Evolution of training and technology

David Butts, BIM specialist with Gannett Fleming, offers his perspective on effective software training, standards, workflows, and trending technologies. By Bob Drake With the rapid evolution...

Construction technology as a competitive advantage

Increasingly economical and focused software can overcome barriers to adoption. By Sergey Sundukovskiy, Ph.D. Technology is driving competitive success and structural change in the engineering and...

Research identifies factors costing the construction industry more than $177 billion annually

PlanGrid shared results from a new industry research report administered in partnership with management consulting firm FMI Corporation of nearly 600 construction leaders about how teams spend their time on construction sites, communicate during projects and leverage their technology investments.

Social Media Holiday

Putting time previously spent on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to better use. I decided a couple months ago to take a social media holiday. I...

Tech Briefs

September was a busy month for announcing new products related to drones, scanning, and surveying, in part because of the InterGEO 2017 conference and...

Structural Slab Design

As sophisticated modeling technology has become available and widely adopted, the demand for innovative design is growing, leading the industry away from box structures...

Project Profitability: The tech world

The two Silicon Valley tech startups at which our son has worked offer some important lessons for our industry.

Report: Innovators shaking up tradition-bound construction industry

New technologies are transforming the engineering and construction (E&C) sector at an accelerated pace, according to a new report compiled by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.
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