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
A $429-million highway job in Ohio to bypass the southern city of Portsmouth and speed driving time between Cincinnati and Columbus by late 2018 is the state’s largest road project and its first as a public-private partnership.
Using artificial intelligence to scan construction-site photos and video to spot issues that can affect performance, quality and safety, a tech startup has landed a strategic investor with millions of such images that can be used to improve the technology.
In a catalogue that offers specialized lighting and power equipment for use in hazardous locations, a company now is offering an explosion-proof drone with an impressive range and flight time, a useful payload capacity and a high price tag to match.
A “shark tank” panel of private equity investors at the American Society of Civil Engineers innovation awards celebration in June shed light on how they evaluate prospects, what red flags they look for and how innovation is likely to advance in an industry whose customers are dominated by public sector owners predisposed to “say no.”
The American Society of Civil Engineers Innovation Contest addresses the ASCE’s Grand Challenge, which tasks civil engineers to significantly enhance the performance and life-cycle value of infrastructure by 2025.
This webinar will discuss the impact of virtual reality tools on construction and how a rapid proliferation of multi-player collaboration environments for process planning will optimize design, sequencing, coordination and safety planning.
During this webinar, ENR will chat with beta testers and early adopters to find out what’s available in the way of wearable technologies for the jobsite of today, and what’s in store for the jobsite of tomorrow.
During this webinar, attendees will compare how new experts using IoT are providing live, streaming data to quickly improve workflow, and discover new ways to tap into efficient data exchange from job site to job office, anywhere in the world.
During this webinar, attendees will learn about how land surveying practices have evolved. Presenters will discuss the benefits of 3D documentation, methods of modern as-built survey collection, merging datasets for complete site capture and final as-built deliverables - not just paper anymore!
This webinar will provide both objective measures that contractors can use to measure IT efficiency and effectiveness as well as guidance as to how those metrics are impacted by other strategic and tactical decisions.
Setting process goals and expectations collaboratively with the project team at the outset of the work will help set the tone for the teamwork ahead and that the correct communications & document management resources are in place to support expectations. ENR will chat with three project managers about setting up at the outset, with the end in mind.
Our panel of forward thinkers discuss the future direction of immersion through gaming, VR, AR and mixed-reality in construction, including how it is inspiring next generations of architects, engineers, builders and craftworkers to change the way they approach their work.
How did state DOTs like Missouri, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts successfully bundle dozens to hundreds of bridges into rapid-replacement programs? This webinar will feature answers from project officials who were involved in executing this crucial type of project delivery.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.