The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From Barack Obama’s appearance at Greenbuild 2019 to reality capturer HoloBuilder’s new partnership with robotics manufacturer Boston Dynamics, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
Building Product Manufacturers turn to Data Insights to Boost Productivity and Reduce Supply Chain Risk
Innovative manufacturers are finding ways to leverage their data so they can make better decisions, increase productivity, optimize operations, and reduce supply chain risk. Learn how they’re doing it in this article.
Check-In on the $2B Raiders Stadium Project
Scheduled to reach the finish line in summer 2020, the new Raiders Stadium in Las Vegas is being spearheaded by Mortenson and McCarthy Buildings Cos. as a joint venture. According to Construction Dive, the project has been able to stay on schedule and within budget by employing tech like Procore and EarthCam cameras. Photo courtesy of Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Former President Barack Obama Headlines Greenbuild 2019: World’s Largest Gathering of Leaders in Sustainability and Green Building
Earlier this week, Barack Obama headed to Atlanta, Georgia for the world’s largest convention of leaders in sustainability and building at Greenbuild 2019. Obama opened the conference by discussing sustainable building, climate change, and global inequities. Photo courtesy of Oscar & Associates.
Bockstael Construction Turns to Procore’s Project Management Software to Streamline Processes and Improve Collaboration
Manitoba-based general contractor, Bockstael Construction makes the switch to cloud-based construction software Procore Technologies. Discover the value the 107-year-old-company found in Procore’s functionality and systems.
Why You Need to Know About These 20 Women in Construction
Women represent only about 10% of the construction workforce. However, that number has been steadily growing. Check out this list compiled by Construction Business Owner on the twenty women who are killing the construction game right now.
Study Finds Significant Communication Gap Between Owners and General Contractors
A few communication gaps in the construction industry are to be expected here and there. However, according to a recent report from Dodge Data & Analytics, while 76% of owners say they regularly communicate their future construction plans to contractors, only 19% of contractors reported that this occurs. Check out this article to find out how the industry can work together to bridge these gaps.
How These Small US Cities Earned Their Top ‘Smart City’ Certification
At the recent Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, four US cities scored an A- (the highest grade given): Centennial, CO; Newton, MA; Pleasanton, CA; and San Ramon, CA.“These cities demonstrate that bigger is not always better,” noted the press release.
Pepper Picks IPD for Their Latest Healthcare Facility
Project Construction leader Pepper has turned to integrated project delivery (IPD) for its 17,500-sq-ft, single-story clinic project in Round Lake Beach, Illinois. Through extending the preconstruction phase, Pepper has significantly improved collaboration efforts both on and off the jobsite.Photo courtesy of Mark Ballogg Photography.
The Future of Offsite Construction
More than two-thirds (67%) of respondents said they are either confident or very confident that offsite construction will become business as usual in the UK, according to a recent study. Despite the constraints and barriers that lay ahead for offsite construction, these results demonstrate a real future. Photo courtesy of The Portakabin Group.
WATCH: HoloBuilder Teams Up with Boston Dynamics
Check out this video from reality capturing solution, HoloBuilder on their new product integration with Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot. Sure, the robot may look like a frightening futuristic dog but the potential benefits that could one day come about might just be monumental. Screenshot courtesy of HoloBuilder.