Where research intersects with construction equipment and materials, applications of machine learning and knowledge-based systems, robotics, 3D Printing, internet of things, wearable computing, applications of drones to construction, safety systems
The use of drones for business is a relatively new concept, and anyone contemplating operating a drone for construction needs to not only learn the rules of the sky but ask themselves some business questions before opting to buy a drone as a mainstream tool.
ENR sat down with Martin Fischer, the director of Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering, to get his assessment of gains being made for increasing construction productivity through virtual design and construction.
The electric hum of a motor and the crunch of gravel under tires were the only audible sounds as a fully autonomous dump truck drove itself along a stretch of road up to a gravel pile at Volvo Construction Equipment’s customer center in Eskilstuna, Sweden.
In an effort to prevent train accidents on a new $2.3-billion, 10-mile-long extension line in San Francisco, the Berryessa-Valley Transportation Authority/Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) team is installing a railroad intrusion-detection system (RIDS) that uses warning devices originally developed for protecting shipping ports from break-ins.
For 20 years, contractors and architects have been increasing their use of building information modeling to reduce conflicts, provide comprehensive material takeoffs and deliver beautiful 3D renderings for improved design and construction of buildings. But mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineers have been stuck in 2D.
Clarified regulations that went into effect Aug. 29 represent great progress on this integration that will help construction and building operations optimize the benefits of drone technology—but the work still is incomplete.
Social media, mobile devices, apps and drones are finding new roles helping stakeholders—such as construction companies and their personnel and jobsites—who have assets at risk when they confront shifting disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires.
This webinar will discuss how and why construction managers have developed their own mobile apps in house. This event will dive into how these apps can assist with preconstruction planning, tracking project kickoff meetings, materials and tools management, providing updates on projects and transferring data.
This webinar will teach attendees how to determine what the common electronic file-sharing practices that construction teams are using today, assess why current file-sharing practices can be disconnected and problematic, how they can pose risks to the enterprise and when they can actually hinder collaboration among project teams. This event will also discuss how to identify new trends in file-sharing that will lead to better working relationships and easier document retention/retrieval while still tying into advanced business processes.
This webinar will explore how technology is enabling AEC firms to embrace a digital workplace to manage complex challenges and customer demands with total accountability, transparency and real-time decision-making.
This webinar will discuss the new tools and technologies that are emerging to help construction teams track and benchmark cost, schedule, progress, people, equipment and other things on the jobsite to help drive efficiency and productivity.
Our expert panel will discuss how the Internet of Things is now finding its way into the construction industry, how project teams are using big data to build profit, reduce risk and deliver better project outcomes and future trends.
In this webinar, attendees will learn how global collaboration produces surprising benefits such as a reduction of carbon footprint, as well as how the concept of ‘Information-led design’ inspired the creation of AECOM's world-class collaboration system.
This webinar explores how design and construction teams are using drones today and how this emerging technology will change the way work is done in the future- from imagery and data collection to mapping, surveys and beyond.
Streamed LIVE from FutureTech 2016 | This webinar chats with a panel of design, construction and academic experts that will present on recommendations for successfully navigating this period of transformative change.
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.