Governments Can Lead Construction into the Digital Era
By Jose Luis Blanco, Thomas Dohrmann, JP Julien, Jonathan Law, and Robert Palter, McKinsey
An industry notorious for cost and time overruns, the construction sector can capture significant efficiencies by adopting new technologies. While many executives acknowledge the potential of new technology, they often hesitate to risk multi-billion...
Architectural Drawings Are Dead: A Look At The Future-Ready Development Process
By Alexandra Mar, Custom Content Writer, Bisnow. An interview with Martín Amengual CEO of CorbisStudio in Los Angeles.
Imagine every thick roll of architectural drawings for a 1.5M SF mixed-use project, all being replaced by this — a data-rich 3D file in the cloud.
We’re not using technology as...
4 Predictions For HR And Talent Acquisition In 2019
It seems like the recruiting industry was in a constant state of change throughout 2018.
In the last 12 months, we faced an historically tight labor market, the initial impacts of Google’s entry into the talent acquisition space, and the gearing up for and the introduction of GDPR.Additionally, new...
Signs of the Times: Labor Shortages, Liability Expansions and Cyber Threats
From the pages of ENR Sections Insurance Today
Total construction spending is on the rise, the economy is growing, and the insurance and surety markets are stable and strong. The value of construction put in place in 2018 totaled $1.3 trillion, a 3.3% increase from 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau Statistics, and all signs...
Contractors Increase use of In-House Design to Better Manage Project Demands
By Jim Parsons is a freelance writer for (ENR) Engineering News-Record.
Contractors’ use of virtual design and construction technology can help expedite development and fabrication of building systems, but application of these tools still requires teamwide collaboration and understanding.
How to Handle Hard Conversations on the Jobsite
By Mark Anderson, Construction Business Owner
The essence of project management is reducing risk, optimizing project outcomes and meeting client expectations. As such, clients turn to professional project management and cost consultancy to help them achieve exactly that.
Whether cost consultants, external project managers or...
Latest Tech Trends, Prevailing Wages, and the Labor Shortage Q & A
LCPtracker’s CEO, Mark Douglas, did a Q&A session on the construction industry’s technology trends, prevailing wage compliance, and the future of construction. Check out what Mark had to say about the industry’s hottest topics.
Ready to Wear: Wearable Technology Could Boost Workplace Safety, but Concerns Remain
Written by Alan Ferguson, Safety+Health Magazine
Wearable technology entails attaching mobile electronics to the body for a broad spectrum of purposes. It covers all types of devices, from the small fitness device on your wrist to a full-body exoskeleton. In the safety world, “wearables” can include “smart...
3D: 3 Viable Printing Tech Developments for Construction
By Associate Editor, Kathleen Brown, Construction Dive
Utilizing 3D printers to build structures like homes and bridges seemed far-fetched as recent as five years ago. But researchers and companies across the world are using the technology on a large scale and demonstrating the cost, efficiency and resiliency of the method...
Electric Dreams: Will Heavy Construction Equipment Go All-Electric?
By Kendall Jones, ConstructionConnect
For years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been enacting stricter emissions standards for nonroad diesel engines like those used in construction. Future regulations could require zero emissions on heavy construction equipment which would pave the way for manufacturers to drop...