Reduce Risk and Increase Productivity in Construction
By Jim Lynch is vice president and general manager of Autodesk Construction Solutions for Constructech
A decade ago, construction was near the bottom of the list of industries that had adopted technology in a significant way. It was a bad rap for the industry, but it also effectively threw down the gauntlet. There...
Getting Benched: Why We Need Key Performance Indicators in Construction Now
By Jim Lynch, Engineering News-Record
The most successful data-centric, metric-driven companies are diving deeper, identifying Key Performance Indicators critical to successful outcomes. For most industries, determining the KPIs that drive profitability isn’t a herculean task. Why is it such a challenge for construction?
Construction Cybercrime Is On the Rise
Article by Tom Sawyer and Jeff Rubenstone, Engineering News-Record
Cybercriminals find the construction world a rich phishing ground with fat prey and soft targets.
Contractors, construction managers and owners worry about cybercrime, and with good reason. Their complex projects, with myriad data exchanges among partners and subs,...
Robotics Program, Science Fair Score with area Students at Tri-C Event
From the Real Deal Press May 12, 2019 issue.
Eighty-five students from area middle and high schools and colleges participated in a Science Fair and Robotics program at Cuyahoga Community College’s metro campus on Friday, May 3.
The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program, hosted by Tri-C and the local...
Video Game-Like Tech Draws Younger, More Skeptical Workforce to Construction
By Construction Dive's author, Jenn Goodman
Mittie Cannon, founder of an Alabama nonprofit construction training program for girls, knows that a job in the trades offers many perks: good pay, job satisfaction, the ability to work as part of a team and opportunities for advancement. But those incentives are not always enough to...
Construction Employers must Adapt to Millennial Workforce Needs
Published by Don Wall , constructconnect.com
True to the stereotypes, workplace millennials want to be respected, included in decisions, sit in on important meetings before they’ve earned it and need to think their work is relevant, says David Coletto, Abacus Data CEO.
And like it or not, Coletto said, it’s a demographic...
The Best Invoicing Tools for Small Businesses and Freelancers
By Amanda Pressner KreuserCo-founder and managing partner, Masthead Media, Inc.com
As you work to grow your small business or freelancing, you're probably going to work with an increasing number of clients. While this is a great thing (more clients = more revenue, of course!) it can also means a lot more...
The Trends of Technologies Changing the Industry
Matt Lackey and the team at SAIN Associates, a surveying engineering firm in Birmingham, Alabama, invested in their first unmanned aircraft system (UAS) late last year. Many of their competitors were already using the technology, and they knew if they wanted to keep up, they’d need to do the same.
How Gilbane Building Company Is Drastically Decreasing its Number of Near-Misses
By Elizabeth Manning, Construction Business Owner
The Internet of Things (IoT) is here, and for most contractors in the industry, it’s no longer a question of whether to implement IoT tech or not, but where it will have the most benefit. One of the most obvious areas of the jobsite where IoT could improve processes is in jobsite...
Construction Tech: The Current State & What Lies Ahead
by Rachel Fulford, Construction Business Owner
On a hot day in a city filled with the sounds of ongoing construction projects, contracting business owners, software providers, engineers, computer scientists and other industry techies converged on the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, for the third annual...