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
Various “thought leaders” in the industry have been trying—some would say hitting their heads against the wall—for at least the 37 years that I have been covering buildings (and likely before that), to use technology to streamline, automate and quicken building design and construction.
The future of wearable technology for the construction industry conjures up images of workers covered in clunky machinery—hydraulically powered exosuits multiplying the wearers’ strength, while gleaming visors with information-dense heads-up displays block their vision.
An open-source database of 100 common building materials, which is now available to the public free of charge, lists the materials’ ingredients and their potential harmful threat to human health and the environment.
Two recent projects for helicopter hangars on U.S. military bases, one in Colorado and one in Kentucky, offer examples of how out-of-the-box thinking about crane design can overcome some big construction obstacles.
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.