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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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Running a Tech-Focused Jobsite

Most contractors agree that project success is largely determined by four factors: time, cost, quality and safety. But there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach. The same is true of technology, in that each company’s journey is unique. This article will help you take a quick look at key areas where technology can make a difference.

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No Delays, No Surprises

3D LASER SCANNING KEEPS PROJECTS ON SCHEDULE AND IDENTIFIES UNKNOWN ISSUES BY BRIAN LAIRD, PRINCIPAL PROJECT MANAGER, RICK ENGINEERING COMPANY PATRICK EARLY, ESTIMATOR/PROJECT MANAGER, ALLGIRE GENERAL CONTRACTORS Hotel Churchill – a historic San Diego structure originally built in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition, is being modernized to serve San Diego’s homeless veterans and individuals suffering from mental illness. Last year, ...

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