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New Technologies are Integrating Artificial Intelligence with Construction

While many construction technologies seem like a hammer searching for a nail, many new ventures, like hh2, are combining the best of tech with the best of modern breakthroughs.

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Researchers Are Recycling Glass into Concrete

In search of new ways to reuse non-recyclable glass, scientists have found a simple answer: they’re turning glass back into sand.

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Construction Industry is Turning Toward a New Source for Recruits: Video Games

It’s no secret that the construction industry has felt the pinch of lack of skilled labor both since the Great Recession and the beginning retirement of the Baby Boomers. In an era where unemployment numbers…

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McKinsey Reports on Government’s Role in Implementing Technology Changes in Construction

While new technologies emerge everyday that could help the construction industry—technology that generated $15-$18 billion in the last five years—it has been found that such technologies are often underused or...

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What Segment of Technology Adoption Does Your Company Belong To?

While the thought of new technology is exciting for some, it takes some time and proven results for others to get behind adopting a change in one’s workflow. This can be explained in detail in the Diffusion of Innovation...

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Best Technology for Safety on the Job Site

Safety is a major concern in the construction industry. Ultimately, jobs within the industry make up a majority of the top 25 most dangerous jobs in the United States (https://bit.ly/2mekW7o). With trades from roofing...

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How Mobile Devices Can Effectively Improve Your Construction Business

Mobile technology has enhanced our personal lives in many ways. We are able to FaceTime with our grandparents from across the country or with our children away at college. We no longer have to carry our...

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How Artificial Intelligence is Helping the Construction Industry Save Time, Cost and Lives

It’s no surprise that the construction industry is benefiting in large parts from artificial intelligence (AI). A new job within the industry, a data scientist, is using AI to their advantage. Software and computing systems are...

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Advancements in Digital Fabrication Moving Design and Construction Forward

A recent case study was conducted by the American architectural, planning and engineering firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) that show its recent advancements within digital fabrication. Its 3D-printed...

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New Trends in Technology Bringing Major Upgrades to Construction Sector

Efficiency, safety and sustainability within the construction industry are taking leaps forward as technology continues to improve. The 21st century has brought a plethora of new advancements in...

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Robots and Exoskeletons Are Coming Soon To a Job Site Near You

With the labor shortage in the construction industry not showing any big signs of relief, a push towards automation that includes robotics and exoskeletons may soon be on its way—much to the delight...

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Not Just a Fad: Four Emergent Technologies That Will Improve Your Jobsite

New worksite ideas come and go, but here are three new emergent technologies that appear to have gotten over the early hurdles and are proving to be invaluable on the job site. Telematics: As the...

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Construction Moving Rapidly Into New Digital Age

It’s a mark of modernity that probably shouldn’t surprise anyone, but technology is moving forward at an astounding rate. Just a few years ago, 3D printers were strange, new inventions that could only construct...

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Changing Technology in Construction

“As more young people enter the construction industry, they expect technology,” said an international firm that works with contractors to develop IT solutions. “Estimating, project managing, and...

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A Smart Watch That Doesn't Sacrifice Looks for Ability

Apple makes some nice-looking devices, but—let’s face it—the Apple watch isn’t one of them. It’s a mini iPhone, and that’s great if you’re a minimalist. But even Dick Tracy’s watch had a better sense of style, and...

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90% of Construction Leaders See New Tech as Essential; Only 37% Claim to Be Prepared

While the report is Australian, the points are global: the Construction Industry Innovation & Productivity Report, studying 200 industry leaders, states the 90% of believe it is valuable to stay up-to-date with new...

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Smarthome Innovations Coming in 2017

After my article yesterday about the new “Internet of Things”-style light bulbs, I went to Lowe’s last night to check them out for myself. I have several lights that I’d like to replace with smart lights: the front porch, the...

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A High-Tech Step Up From “The Clapper”

Reporting on the latest trends in housing construction, the Wall Street Journal today wrote about a development that is not so much about the existing residential tech, but is more about where the future is headed...

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Strategies for Recognizing Good Tech Trends

It seems like there are dozens of new technologies popping up, claiming to be the Next Big Thing. It can be difficult for managers in any business to keep up with the latest and greatest innovations, especially...

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Wearable Tech in the Construction Industry

According to market analysis group CCS Insight, the wearable technology industry will be worth $34 billion by 2020. This may come as a shock to people who remember the ill-fated Google Glass, which literally got...

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The Rapid Advancement of 3D Printing in Construction

The world is changing at breakneck speed, and the construction industry is at the forefront of new technology. A few months ago, Power Tools reported on a man who built his own concrete-spewing 3D printer...

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The Rapid Rate of Technological Change

I bought my first flash drive when I was in college in 2002. It was amazing. At 32 megs, it could hold more data than 18 floppy disks. I bought it at the university bookstore for $200, and I carried it with me wherever...

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