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Drones to Deliver Safer Worksites

In the construction industry, there is a number of functions drones can fulfil. They are used for site planning and inspection, risk management, safety compliance, accident prevention and investigation, project security and surveillance, and inspection. Thus, they are quickly proving to be a valuable asset for construction companies by supporting their approach to safety.

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Getting Subcontractors On Board with Project Management Software

Managing projects as we well know can be a difficult task for construction workers, as all aspects of the project must be considered and accounted for. Project management software can be used to make this process easier and can improve overall project outcomes. The Australian construction industry is in the process of rapid digitisation.

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BIM? BAM! But Always Start with the Model

Steve Jones, head of Industry Insights Research for Dodge Data recently led a Groundbreak session on using the BIM model as both a road map and a granular visual guide for project management. With such a background, he is well situated to separate futurist malarkey from genuine industry advances. 

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Cross-Pollination: Changing Your Mindset for Automation

Automation is a phenomenon that permeates nearly every aspect of our lives. It’s also what Hitesh Dewan, Director of Technology Integration at Roebbelen Contracting, posited to a captive audience at Procore’s Groundbreak, what will usher in a new era for the construction industry. But how? According to Hitesh, all we need to do is ratchet up to Mindset 4.0. 

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The Promise of the Smart Jobsite

One of the great technological innovations of our time has been the connectivity of everything. Objects become more than just objects when they’re capable of going online, which enables them to collect millions of data points and store them in an unseen cloud storage solution, intelligently analyze that data and extract useful information, all without human intervention.

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Australia

Ancient Profession Moves into the Future

The world’s only fully-automated, bricklaying solution is now on the cusp of becoming commercially available, according to its developer Fastbrick Robotics Limited. “We now have the world’s only fully-automated, end-to-end bricklaying solution, with a massive market waiting for it,” said Mike Pivac, CEO of FBR when Hadrian first achieved its bricklaying feat.

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Could BIM Be the Key To Better Project Outcomes?

Building Information Modelling and digitised documentation could hold the key to delivering better outcomes not only for project teams but also the end customers—the asset owners, facilities managers and occupants, according to digital engineering experts.

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Making the Built Environment Come Alive

Beyond the Augmented Reality of the Pokemon Go craze, where animated creatures were superimposed on the real world using a camera, and beyond Virtual Reality roller coasters and shark swims wearing a headset, these two technologies are finding practical and cost effective applications in the business world.

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How AI Will Supercharge the Construction Industry

The global market for Artificial Intelligence in Construction is expected to grow at an average of more than 38 per cent annually between now and 2024, according to recent research. US-based firm Zion Market Research pinpointed technologies including natural language processing, machine learning and deep learning to be among the AI’s leading applications.

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Australia

How to Protect your Smart Buildings from Cyber Threats

With the emergence of smart buildings leveraging the Internet of Things and other digital technologies has come a whole new set of risks, according to cybersecurity experts. The same system that allows for remote monitoring of HVAC, for example, can also provide a gateway for cybercriminals to hack into sensitive systems.

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Making Aged-Care Facilities New Again With Construction Technology

Creating a built environment that meets the needs of our elderly residents is one of the most significant challenges the building and design industries face today. While the internal fitout and interior design play an important part in creating the right environment, we are now seeing some really cool technology implemented early in the construction phase.

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