At its first all-virtual Autodesk University conference, software vendor Autodesk announced three new construction cloud products, a partnership for electrical design and a new digital twin offering for owners and operators.
Efficiencies in design, construction and building use are being unlocked thanks to analysis and proactive changes informed by construction data. Even 3D printing for a NASA project on structures on Mars is on the table.
Telematics, wearables, online collaboration, 3D model management tools and the ever-evolving ways contractors collect and use data took center stage in the first day of ENR's all-virtual FutureTech construction technology conference.
The premise of a digital twin has become confused in an engineering and construction world with several levels of analysis and approval. How best does a fully digital representation of what will be a physical building or infrastructure asset illuminate its construction process? Is it really as easy as seeing how an exhaust port that goes right to a vessel's main reactor might be a problem?
Robots already are joining construction crews to protect their human counterparts from dangerous work or from the monotonous repetitive tasks that are hard on the human body. The COVID-19 crisis has shown additional potential needs for keeping human workers out of close contact with one another, Panelists with field experience will discuss what it’s like working along with robots, and what’s coming in the future.
Rumor is that owners typically have a 10,000-foot view of their capital projects, seeing things only at a high level with minimal detail. But with advancements in today’s cloud-based capital project software, the view from above is giving owners more control than ever before. We’ll discuss how cloud technology has sharpened the owner’s view of the entire project life cycle, yielding better project outcomes for all.
Like every profession, the construction industry was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, and practices of temperature monitoring, PPE usage and social distancing were adopted as some work continued. We'll discuss how construction estimates can be built to account for changes in labor and equipment due to COVID-19 and what impacts the use of social distancing could have on construction project timeline.
Construction management software is a wide-ranging term representing many different types of software and products. Without transparency from providers, contractors can waste both time and money on the wrong solution. During this webinar, we'll discuss the 5 insights that contractors must consider when looking for the best-fit in a solutions provider.
Technological disruption impacts every industry. The construction industry is being radically transformed by emerging technologies at an ever-quickening rate. We’ll introduce you to the transformative technologies that will shape the future of our industry and offer you simple guidance on how to begin the process of technological transformation inside your company.
The construction industry is changing how it tracks project progress, budgets, & schedules using new tech that promises to enable near real-time information from the field. We'll talk to those working & evaluating new reality-capture and scheduling technologies, and whether it is time to move away from long-established practices on tracking project progress and finances.
As artificial intelligence draws attention for ways to address individual challenges in construction, a new class of machine learning-driven technologies are coming online to tackle the broader planning and scheduling issues. We'll talk to the experts and users of these new machine-learning tools on what construction businesses can learn from these AI advisors.
In response to the pandemic, contractors everywhere have adopted new protocols to not only keep workers free from injury, but also to protect them from infectious disease. ENR will talk with field safety professionals, a surety expert and early adopters of new job-site safety technology to get a glimpse at the safe jobsite of tomorrow.