Execs: To ignite innovation, empower tech champions

Construction Dive, 3/27/2019

The construction software marketplace is teeming with 2,000-plus vendors claiming to save contractors time and money. Finding a reliable solution that fully addresses a particular business challenge can be like finding a needle in a haystack, but contractors can better steer their investment by tapping into the talent base that understands that challenge deeply, living it out on a daily basis.

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5 major construction technology trends to watch in 2019

Connect & Construct, 2/15/2019

As firms all over the world push to find new ways to compete in 2019, innovation in construction technology is proving to be one of the most important ways to do it. The leading edge seems to move at light speed and it can be hard to keep track of innovations as the next big thing overshadows the impact of tools we’ve only just begun to explore.

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Smartvid.io to exhibit at the 100th Annual AGC Convention

AGC Convention, April 1-4, 2019, Denver, CO 

Smartvid.io is an exhibitor at the 100th Annual AGC Convention on April 1-4, 2019 in Denver, CO. Be sure to stop by booth #409 to see how you can use the data you already have in construction management systems like Procore and Autodesk BIM 360, plus site camera data from OxBlue cameras, to create an automated safety risk assessment report that delivers cross project benchmarking and identifies leading risk indicators.

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Top contractors partner with AI firm to prevent jobsite accidents before they happen

Construction Dive, 3/13/2019

Dive Brief:

  • Following up on a study in which Smartvid.io’s artificial intelligence engine “Vinnie” learned from contractor Suffolk's data to predict roughly one in five safety incidents with 81% accuracy, nine major construction firms are partnering with the software company to further develop predictive analytics and therefore prevent incidents and reduce risk across the industry, according to a Smartvid announcement from CEO and Founder Josh Kanner.

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Firms form data sharing council to advance predictive analytics

ENR, 3/6/2019

A case study by Suffolk Construction and image-analysis firm Smartvid.io shows how machine-learning algorithms can improve safety and reduce risk has spurred the creation of the Predictive Analytics Strategic Council, an initiative by 10 major construction companies to share project data for A.I.-driven analysis. 

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Autodesk opens up machine learning advisory tool to BIM 360 user base

ENR, 2/26/2019

While it has made great strides in getting contractors and other members of project teams to load information into its BIM 360 program, Autodesk has acknowledged that its sometimes hard to get actionable information out of these systems. Dense documentation can provide some insights when pored over at a later date, but knowing what problems need addressing at the morning meeting based on yesterday’s open issues list can be a daunting task.

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