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 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.
As consumer drones have gained sophistication and professional drones have come down in price, features previously limited to high-end devices are finding their way onto ever more affordable unmanned aerial vehicles.
The road to innovation can be a long and winding one, but it might be hard to rival the path followed by the Ocean Renewable Power Co., of Portland, Maine, and its RivGen submersible electric power generating system, which is designed for installation on riverbeds and is based upon the company’s tide-driven units for maritime locations.
During the conference and expo on April 30-May 2, 2019, 12 building experts are featured in the General Contracting track.
April 8, 2019
Technology and its many applications in the construction trades is the overarching theme for the upcoming AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo. In the conference's General Contracting track, attendees will learn how technology can tie all the moving operations together.
Advances in procurement technology are helping companies increase the number and quality of bidders, drive down costs through greater competition and eliminate many time-consuming manual procurement processes. During this webinar, participants will learn procurement best practices.
BuildIT Construction, with 3D laser scanning, is the first consolidated software and hardware solution that enables users to perform immediate, real-time build and verify analysis through the entire project and facilitates a new level of cost management and operational efficiency. During this webinar, our expert speaker will discuss this new software.
Broadcasting LIVE from FutureTech 2018 | Construction firms are turning to machine learning and data analytics to automatically sift through data as it is acquired to recognize trends and patterns, reduce risk and support data-driven decisions. Our panelists will share examples of their progress toward this goal and discuss where they see it heading.
Broadcasting LIVE from FutureTech 2018 | Our panelists’ firms are early adopters of the tools of virtual and augmented reality. For years, they have been devoting sustained resources of their own to establish a foundation for leveraging those tools on jobsites. We will get a report on where they are now, and where they are going with this technology tomorrow.
Digital systems that manage processes with precision have been taken up by many project managers to ensure the timely exchange of accurate deliverables and to gain instant visibility and auditability into each step of the process. In this webinar, we will get advice from project managers who have made the transition to a digital workflow.
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, technology providers, and industry experts about autonomous equipment, sensor-heavy jobsites and evaluating the benefits and challenges of these new technologies.
Collaboration with digital data is helping the construction industry head-off safety issues that arise from miscommunication and faulty coordination, as well as prevent rework and enhance productivity and quality. During this webinar, we will talk with project managers about how they use connected digital data to help keep their jobsites coordinated, productive and safe.
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.