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
Technology is changing everything. The construction industry has long held the reputation of being late to adopt technology. But the post-recession construction boom—coupled with the integration of technology into our everyday lives—has changed the way contractors work.
The Sept. 17 acquisition of a 30% share in a Danish technology company by a Canadian manufacturer of concrete admixtures and waterproofing materials may turn out to mark the leading edge of a sweeping change for concrete construction in North America.
The construction industry is continuing to lag well behind other industries in its adoption of digital tools, despite the technology’s potential to significantly improve project delivery and business outcomes.
Compared to traditional desktop-based review methods, construction novices with less than three years of experience in the industry were able to double their ability to spot design errors in a 3D model using an immersive virtual reality interface, according to a new study released by the Construction Industry Institute at its annual conference in San Diego last month.
Recent innovations in HD aerial imaging such as high-res 2D orthomosaics, oblique aerial imagery, and 3D location content allow architecture, construction, and engineering firms to quickly identify ground conditions, improve workflows, and enhance collaboration with up-to-date, clear visualizations. During this webinar, attendees will learn how these new forms of location content can help their organizations.
As more technology tools hit the market, it can be overwhelming to cut through the clutter and invest in a solution that adds value without adding unnecessary technical complexity or burden. How can contractors identify and implement solutions that work across different project sites? Attendees will learn the top solutions, strategies and best practices for maximizing construction’s digital transformation.
Project and technology managers at many mid-sized construction companies are eager to implement new technologies to improve project delivery. During this webinar, ENR will interview successful innovators at several firms who have broken through the barriers to get their organizations to embrace new technologies, and we will hear about the techniques they use to keep tech adoption simple, successful and standardized.
Software is now available to automatically assess work status by applying image recognition technology to video from reality capture tools like 360º cameras that go along for the ride on supervisors’ jobwalks. Our panelists are experimenting with such tools on jobsites now and will share what they know about how this technology is playing out, and what it looks to be best suited for in the future.
Bundling building technology systems for owners and developers will reduce the total cost of ownership, strengthen net operating income (NOI) and asset valuation over the lifetime of your project. From costs and performance, to tenant satisfaction and net zero sustainable solutions, this webinar will provide insight into what building owners and investors should be thinking about when planning new construction.
During this webinar, industry experts will explore how project owners and their building teams are developing project leaders for the next generation, reflecting needed business and technical management, diversity, and political acumen and employing the latest technology to push training and connection.
Designed for current Revu users, this training webinar will focus on specific, immediately usable tips, tricks and shortcuts you can use today to get the most out of Revu 2018 and set your team up for success. Bluebeam's streamlined, intelligent new user interface will also be covered, as well as best practices for the creation and integration of project team standards.
The majority of construction projects finish late and over budget. Can drones help project managers and site superintendents keep projects on schedule? You'll learn how the latest drone hardware and software can be used to survey sites, monitor progress, manage subcontractors and streamline communications—ultimately keeping projects running on budget and schedule.
In part two of this Revu Tips and Tricks series, users will discover insider information on some of the more advanced features in Revu, such as how to optimize Layers for markup management and use Scripts to automate functions and Batch Process multiple files. Participants will leave with a set of coveted time-saving and customization tips that are guaranteed to improve your workflows.
Find out exactly how a platform will help you run your company, learn how the technology works, and see what the future of construction looks like when you can connect all your people, devices, and software. Viewers will gain insight into the benefits of a platform approach, how to remove friction on your projects, and the value of having all your data in one place.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s Oct. 8 release of documents related to its FIU bridge collapse investigation raises questions but provides no definitive conclusions about why the partially built structure suddenly crashed to the ground on March 15, 2018, killing six.