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 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.
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.
Technology tools developed over the last handful of years bring some oft-overlooked lifesaving benefits to builders in coastal states. Most platforms in the digital world, from drones to social media, can double as powerful tools for hurricane and disaster preparations.
Unmanned Aerial Systems pilots are flying close to landslide-prone terrain to collect higher-resolution elevation data than traditional aerial imagery can deliver, and they’re doing missions in scant hours—putting near real-time monitoring of dangerous slopes within practical reach.
This is a webinar for project managers who'd like to liberate themselves from administrative overload! Instead of tips and tricks, this event takes a case study approach to illustrate better, more integrated processes.
In this webinar, ENR will host a discussion among panelists who’ve taken construction project management to the cloud to find out how they got there, and what they learned about making the right choices along the way.
During this webinar, industry practitioners will share how their project workflows are integrating new capabilities for information exchange with data-rich construction models to reduce risk, increase productivity and improve real-time decisions.
Streamed LIVE from FutureTech 2016 | This webinar will discuss driving innovation in a mature, stable construction industry, and how one must be prepared to think long-term, to be misunderstood from time to time, and how to always consider the unexpected.
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.
Streamed LIVE from FutureTech 2016 | This webinar will present examples of how it solidifies successful pilots in visualization, collaboration and prefabrication on complex projects into standard practices across the corporation.
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.