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Technology: The Third Era of Construction

Do more with less. It’s a common mantra in almost every industry. On the surface, one might think it implies more work and longer hours for employees. Perhaps a more apropos adage is, “work smarter, not harder.” Athena Chiera, VP Business Development, Athena Engineering, and Mike Winters, EVP & CIO, Modern Niagra, believe we can achieve this through technology. 

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BIM? BAM! But 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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5 Real Uses for Augmented Reality in Construction Today

As various forms of artificial intelligence find their way into construction, the industry has been grappling with ways to get humans and machines to interact better. With the use of AR, workers gain the insight and vision of an artificially intelligent machine. What follows are 5 real-world use cases for AR being used right now across C&E.

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Best Practices 101: Ask the Right Questions

Do you ever feel like you’re on a treadmill, running after every new thing that comes along in your search for business and project answers? To break free, you need a strategy based on asking the right questions. And, for construction businesses that require seeing your company for what it really is.

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5 Ways to Improve Jobsite Tech Adoption

Of the original Fortune 500 Company ranking in 1955, less than 70 of those businesses are around today. One of the top reasons experts say they failed was due to lack of innovation, most notably failing to update technology and change with the times.

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Drone Safety: The Sky’s the Limit

As more construction companies use drones to act as the canary in the coal mine, advances in drone technology are taking worker safety to greater heights. The Worker Bee is just one example of how drones can potentially change the way safety looks on a construction site.

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