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 focus of IBHS outreach in 2019 is calling out details of landscaping, construction materials, and the assembly of decks, roofs, siding, soffits and vents as ignition-point risks when seeded by wind-blown embers. It also is looking at the fire resistance of manufactured lumber, versus natural materials.
Jobsite cameras have become an essential tool for the modern connected jobsite. Understanding these systems and how they support construction best practices is important in today’s ever-expanding jobsite technology array.
The Spot-R tag from Triax Technologies can monitor when a worker experiences a sudden fall and alert supervisors. Now its compatible with site access control technology for a clearer view of where workers are on the jobsite.
In Sweden, a partnership between MIPS Corp., a company that specializes in helmet-liner systems for protecting the brain, and Guardio Safety AB, a Swedish industrial safety firm, has led to the release in June of a construction hardhat, or helmet, designed to mitigate brain-damaging forces that often are suffered in construction falls.
In a bid to speed work on projects in remote sites and cope with labor shortages, Mortenson has announced an agreement with tech start-up Built Robotics to expand the contractors deployments of fully autonomous construction projects on renewable energy projects.
A radiation-shielded, inflatable greenhouse with a hydroponic growing system designed by undergraduate students at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering could sustain four astronauts on a 600-day mission to Mars as soon as 2030.
Artificial Intelligence is moving out of the “buzz” realm and into reality as construction firms start to experience real results from investing in AI solutions. During this webinar, we will sit down with software development trial partners from several construction firms to learn about their AI pains and gains — so you can have a lot less of the first and hopefully, much more of the latter when you decide it’s time for AI.
More than 200 major firms are acquired in the construction space each year. But how do you integrate the merged company into the parent company's technology backbone, including project management, financial and administrative software systems? Attendees will learn best practices from companies that have experiences in acquiring firms successfully.
Because of recent technology advances, today’s 3D LiDAR, Nadir and Oblique aerial images can be used to quickly tease out and report surprisingly deep and accurate information about project sites and surroundings. During this webinar, we will talk with several construction industry users who are discovering new ways to get the most out of 3D aerial images to reduce costs and improve project outcomes.
Bluebeam Revu is more than just software, it is a productivity solution tailor built for the AEC industry. Easy to adopt and scale, Revu improves communication, boosts collaboration, expedites and automates workflows and centralizes data. But how exactly does one solution do all that? And will it work for you and your business? In this webinar, attendees will learn what Revu can do!
Construction groups are increasing using VR immersive technology to attract and train new talent. The next generation of the industry can drive virtual dozers, walk virtual sites and perform virtual tasks to earn credits while minimizing risk and cost. Attendees will find out how this technology is evolving, including the caveats, cautions and next iterations.
Drones are transforming the way large companies do business across the entire enterprise. Once small programs prove their value, they tend to grow quickly, so starting with a strong foundation is key. In this webinar, we’ll present case studies from some of the most successful in-house drone programs in the industry as well as advice from top drone consultants.
Construction work starts and progresses as decisions are made, obligations are accepted and commitments are communicated. Until that happens, progress stalls and everything that’s waiting on a decision is at risk of delay, disruption or dissolution. In this webinar we will talk with construction industry executives about the changing technologies and techniques that help them smooth out and de-risk critical project information flow.
Technology can play a critical role in enabling better project management processes and outcomes – but can it affect your firm’s bottom line? This webinar covers the spectrum of technology’s critical role in effectively managing design projects from inception to completion. Attendees will hear invaluable perspective not only from the product side, but from the end-user as well.
Stantec is transforming how it delivers projects—moving from unmanaged drawings and data to centralized data management. Join this discussion on the technical drivers that are compelling this top, global firm to standardize on a Common Data Environment, and hear examples of the business results they are seeing—both expected and unexpected.
With fully autonomous construction equipment on the horizon and semi-autonomous equipment already at work on jobsites, ENR will talk to some of the early adopters and technology providers for autonomous equipment and sensor-heavy jobsites about the benefits and challenges of these new technologies.