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Tracking Jobsite Workers with Wearables Boosts Safety and Productivity

Photo credit: United Rentals If a worker fell on the jobsite, how fast would the operations and safety managers learn about the incident and be able to locate the worker to render assistance? BY HELGE JACOBSEN, VICE PRESIDENT AND GM – ADVANCED SOLUTIONSUNITED RENTALS® A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE AGC CHAPTERS When a construction company hires a subcontractor for a big ...

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As Drone Technology Takes Flight, Data Storage Becomes Key

With the popularity and complexity of drone technologies, storing and analyzing the data can create challenges for contractors. Members and vendors have taken different approaches to turning that data into useful images and models.

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Taking Control of the Future Brings Success

The construction industry is dynamic — ever changing and evolving through technology. The way contractors work today is clearly much different than 50 years ago — or 20 years — or even five years ago. The big difference is due to advances in technology in the machines and tools that enable greater productivity, reduce time and provide better results.

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Integrating Technology with Stakeholder Support

Historically, the construction industry has been labeled as resistant to change. Relative to other sectors, many have argued that the acceptance of technology and innovation into the construction workflow has been notably slower. But rarely is the rationale behind that concept explored.

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Hyndsight Offers Easy Photo Monitoring

Imagine placing cameras in the most inaccessible places possible. What couldn’t be done is now doable with Hyndsight Vision Systems, a rugged, wire-free camera and monitoring system. “The biggest benefits are safety and avoiding downtime,” says Craig Fleming, regional equipment manager for Walsh Construction Co., a member of multiple chapters, which had installed eight cameras atop a 100-ton Mi-Jack gantry ...

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The Digital Workforce Is Here, Ready or Not

Willingness to embrace mobile technology is a measure of successful performance for today's construction companies — and the professionals who work for them

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Three Tips to Land Big Tech Construction Contracts

The tech boom has influenced more than cell phones and ride sharing. Big tech brands are bringing out the best in construction companies with their desire for bigger, cooler and technologically advanced buildings. As innovative structures push the construction industry forward, contractors show how creative they can be.

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Smarter Than the Average Building

Smart phones, smart TVs, smart homes and now smart buildings. This rapidly expanding trend changes the way builders construct and owners manage their buildings.

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Automation on the Jobsite: How Contractors Are Exploring New Ways to Build

Technology continues evolving, offering opportunities for construction firms to automate some practices and explore new ways to build. Drones have made significant inroads, while robotics and 3D printing hold potential but are not in widespread use.

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Construction Cameras Break Through Barriers in Project Management

Project managers are not the only team members responsible for managing various aspects of construction projects. General contractors, project owners – and their teams – are all involved in making decisions that affect quality, costs and timelines on any project. A construction camera that provides time-lapse capabilities, a well-organized photographic record, and live video serves the interests of all these roles by enabling them to see, track and document jobsite activity even when they’re not at the site.

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