Courtesy DreamHammer Inc. Related Links: Dream Hammer Inc. Georgia Tech's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Like a real-life Tony Stark—the engineer-protagonist of the "Ironman" movies—software developer Nelson Paez has created a technology that could help augment and automate operations of everything from military weapons to construction machinery, pushing forward the unmanned-systems industry. But also like Stark, Paez doesn’t want to license his technology exclusively to the armed forces. His new software for controlling unmanned vehicles will be commercially available this August.“Exactly what happened in the mobile and in the PC industry can happen in the unmanned-systems industry,” says Paez,
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.