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Two-for-One

A new two-for-one value proposition can be found in GTL-1000, a new compact scanner integrated with a fully featured robotic total station, offering a site manager a dual-function instrument designed to complete a layout and scan on a single set-up.

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Construction Technology: Long-Term Benefits with Short-Term Investment

One of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, Brasfield & Gorrie, based in Birmingham, Alabama, provides a number of contracting services. To ensure it provides clients the best possible service, the company investigates and embraces new technologies that increase productivity.

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The Five Essentials for 5D

If you’ve worked in the construction industry for any significant amount of time, chances are you’ve been asked what kind of work you do — which is usually code for “I know you don’t swing a hammer, but have no idea what your actual job is.”

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Two Robotic-Assist Devices Help Ensure Project Success

For the first time in the United States, contactors have deployed two semi-robotic construction devices — Material Unit Lift Enhancers (MULE) and a Semiautomated Mason (SAM) — to ensure success at a $62 million project at Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois.

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Under Attack

There is an old adage concerning timely action about the uselessness of locking the stable after the horse is gone. It is, unfortunately, the story of many construction companies confronting the issue of cybersecurity. They never considered themselves a target until it was too late.

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BIM: What? Why? Watch Out! Resolve.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the most prevalent innovations in the design and construction industry over the past 20 years.

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Tools of the Trade

Although new technologies designed to promote collaboration, improve project management, increase safety and enhance the bottom line are continually emerging, the construction industry is slow to adopt these tools.

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Suit Up

Seeking to increase productivity and improve safety, contractors have begun trying exoskeletons, mechanical, robotic frames to help with lifting and holding tools overhead.

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Easy, Not Hard

How do savvy contractors keep up when technology evolves faster than light? By keeping it simple, say folks in the field.

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