The business case for digital construction: Adjusting to the new normal

    Forbes, 2/25/2021

    “There is no getting 'back to normal,' experts say. The sooner we accept that, the better,” read a September headline from CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh. Another from USA Today’s Joel Shannon echoed the above sentiment with the title, “When will things go back to normal? Experts say that's the wrong question amid COVID-19.” Additional articles address the same idea. A line has been crossed, and we will not be going back.

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    Egnyte Launches Unified Content Platform to Support Digital Transformation of Construction & Engineering Industry

    Egnyte, 2/11/2021

    Egnyte, the leader in cloud content collaboration and governance, today announced the release of Egnyte for Construction and Engineering, a new platform to help construction and engineering (C&E) firms increase project efficiencies while also enabling a variety of cloud-first processes and experiences for clients, partners and employees.

    Topics: News Coverage to sponsor AGC's Construction Safety & Health Conference

    Construction Safety & Health Conference, January 13-15, 2021, Virtual is sponsoring AGC's 2021 Construction Safety & Health Virtual Conference on January 13-15, 2021.  Check out our Industry Briefing on January 14th at 12:15 PM: How Predictive Based Safety is Helping Contractors. has built a predictive model that analyzes the data you’re already collecting and identifies sites that are at the greatest risk and provides safety managers with recommendations for lowering that risk. This industry briefing will show you how powerful Predictive Based Safety (PBS) is, what to look for in a predictive model and the benefits of using a predictive safety model. 

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    Sony Innovation Fund invests in AI powered safety platform, Three major trends in focus

    Builtworlds, 12/15/2020

    News that AI-powered safety, quality, and productivity platform, has just closed a $5 million round led by Sony Innovation Fund and AI Capital Group, adds further evidence to three trends we have been watching and discussing for the past few years at BuiltWorlds. These trends have profound implications for the next leg of technology development and commercialization within the construction industry, and they point, without question, to a period of much more profound transformation than the industry has experienced in the past decade. If the past decade was about moving to the cloud and mobile devices as we digitize workflows that pretty much mirror how the industry has historically approached business, the next wave of bigger investment in more sophisticated technology speaks to more fundamental and transformative changes to how the business is approached.

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    COVID-19 safety trends seen in video and image data

    ENR, 12/16/2020

    When the COVID-19 pandemic first spread across the U.S. earlier this year, construction sites saw a raft of new safety procedures to ensure essential work could continue without casually spreading the virus. Construction’s safety culture adapted to include mandatory face masks, social distancing and more glove wearing for workers on site.

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    Innovator of the Year: NEXT Coalition

    Construction Dive, 12/9/20

    Construction remained essential throughout most of the country at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, which left contractors in need of ways to protect workers and keep jobsites clean and safe — not just from the usual dangerous work, but from infection. With a bevy of new state and local requirements and federal guidelines came an array of tech innovations promising to help contractors keep their workers healthy.

    Topics: News Coverage raises $5 Million from Sony, IA Capital and more to reduce job site accidents

    Construction Best Practices, 12/9/20

    Although the spread of coronavirus is at the top of everyone’s mind, reducing the number of job site accidents still remains a high priority. AI-powered construction safety platform proved this recently when it announced that it had earned a $5 million round of new funding from Sony Innovation Fund (SIF) and IA Capital Group.

    Topics: News Coverage receives $5M in funding

    Construction Dive, 12/9/20

    Investors for’s newest round of funding included Sony Innovation Fund and IA Capital Group, joined by prior investors Building Ventures, Companyon Ventures and Converge, among others.

    Topics: News Coverage raises $5M from Sony Innovation Fund, IA Capital and others to sharply reduce accidents on architecture, engineering & construction jobsites

    Cision PR Newswire, 12/9/20

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --, an AI-powered construction safety platform, today announced a $5 million round of new funding from Sony Innovation Fund (SIF) and IA Capital Group. Joining the round were prior investors, Building Ventures, Companyon Ventures and Converge, among others. This new round brings the total amount of funding that has raised to $21 million.

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    Meeting COVID-19's NEXT Challenge

    Constructech, 11/12/2020

    In June, we noted the NEXT Coalition’s Construction Safety Challenge and explained how an industry group focused on infrastructure and construction was challenging the industry to come up with new and innovative ideas for meeting the COVID-19’s impact on jobsites across the country. The original companies forming the NEXT Coalition were Black & Veatch, DPR Construction, Haskell, and McCarthy Building Companies. They were soon joined by Swinerton and Truebeck Construction.

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