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How to Grow Blockchain Adoption in Construction Companies

Blockchain technology has proven itself to be a transformative business force. It enables businesses to accurately record and store just about any kind of transaction data from the supply chain, and it has already made its mark on various industries, from shipping and transit to agriculture to pharmaceuticals.

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The Next Frontier: Robots Working in Squads

Construction work as we well know is a team effort, requiring the synchronization of workers, equipment and materials.  And just as construction workers need to be trained to work among and around their fellow workers, getting robots to do the same, until now, has been a tougher nut to crack.

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Get Predictive With Safety

Predictive analytics sounds complicated, and behind the scenes it is, but real world uses are easy to understand, and they make good business sense. And for construction companies, predictive analytics are offering the next step on the journey to incident-free jobsites.

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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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Integration and Automation of the Future

Two sessions at Groundbreak 2019 highlight the future of our industry—and it is all about integration. Mark Fly of ConstructConnect presented his top five bid management practices that construction companies need to modify or abandon completely. Katie Rapp of Procore, James Benham of JBKnowledge, and Scott Sanders of DE Harvey Builders provided insight into what construction payments will look like in the future.

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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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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 Niagara, believe we can achieve this through technology. 

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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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