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Surface Go Packs a Punch in the Office and the Field

Surface Go with LTE Advanced also helps reduce dependence on Wi-Fi at jobsites. For example, construction project managers can input real-time assessments and photos of contractor progress into their cloud system, sign off on completed work, and drive insights back into the company systems in real time without waiting to reconnect in the site office or back at home.

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How Technology is Transforming the Estimation Process

For construction projects of any size, accurate estimates are essential to protect profits, control risks and mitigate against blown deadlines. The estimation process is something of a tightrope. Too high an estimate could cost the company bids. Too low, and the profit margin disappears. It’s a process that has evolved with technology, and today, companies can deliver more accurate estimates faster than ever, which means more competitive bidding, fewer cost overruns and improved collaboration.

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Transforming Jobsite Data into Actionable Insights

Whether it’s collected or not, every construction project produces vast amounts of data. Every worker movement on site, every piece of equipment, every materials delivery—all give measurable data. By leveraging these and other data points you get from jobsite monitoring, you start to gain a better understanding of the process and can learn to identify areas for improvement.

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How Mobile Phones Have Changed Construction

Construction has always had a somewhat complicated relationship with technology. Over the last few decades there have been improvements in materials, machinery and even hand tools, but until recently the core of the job has remained largely untouched by the technological revolution that has permeated so many industries.

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Will Robots Take Your Job? Quarter of US Workers at Risk

Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. Thursday’s report from the Washington think tank says roughly 36 million Americans hold jobs with “high exposure” to automation — meaning at least 70 percent of their tasks could soon be performed by machines using current technology. Among those most likely to be affected are cooks, waiters and others in food services; short-haul truck drivers; and clerical office workers.

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Graphenstone: The Future Paint

Graphene is something of a scientific marvel. It’s at once the strongest, thinnest and most conductive material ever manufactured, and the future applications for the stuff seem nearly endless. Companies are already producing paint made predominantly from lime, then fortified with Graphene fibers.

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Keeping Your Construction Technology Up To Date

If you find yourself thinking,

“How is it possible I have to upgrade my software already?”

then it’s time to shop for a future-proof solution.

Technology’s rate of change can seem dizzying. But rather than adopting an “any port in a storm”approach to buying software, using a few key criteria to vet products and determine the best fit for your company’s needs will help you select a solution that provides long-term benefits.

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