Tech an increased focus of ENR Top 400 firms

    Construction Dive, 5/29/2019

    Many of the leading firms on the newly released ENR Top 400 Contractors list are using construction technology to make workers safer and more productive. 

    For instance, several of the largest constructors in the country are employing artificial intelligence tool, which uses jobsite photos, videos and other sources to identify and label risks such as standing water or missing personal protective equipment like hard hats, safety glasses, gloves and more. The nature of machine learning means that the more data is fed into the tool, the more the algorithm, dubbed “Vinnie,” can advance in its accuracy.

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    ENR 2019 Top 400 Contractors: The market keeps growing

    ENR, 5/23/2019

    The construction market has been growing steadily for nearly 10 years, with no signs of stopping. Industry veterans know the market can’t sustain this pace forever, but they are focused on the opportunities in front of them.

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    How computer vision is changing insurance

    Digital Insurance, 5/22/2019

    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners recently created the Innovation and Technology Task Force to “explore the technological developments in the insurance sector.” It cited the rise of artificial intelligence as one of the key issues that the task force would address, citing the technology’s “potential to transform the insurance industry in a number of ways.” The message is being received loud and clear: adapt or be left behind.

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    Where safety innovation fits in the heads-down construction environment

    Construction Dive, 5/20/2019

    In the construction industry, the most threatening risks are the ones that go undetected for too long — design flaws that are spotted well into construction, bad habits that could get a craft worker hurt or a hazard that escapes a manager's attention.

    Underlying most contractors’ safety programs is a group effort at vigilance on site to make sure workers are operating safely and are alerted to dangers before an incident takes place. Technology can add another layer to this effort by facilitating safety-related reporting and conversations or by detecting hazards in real time across multiple areas of the site, compared to a superintendent or safety manager who can only see what is before him.

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    By predicting risk, AI tool shapes top firms' safety conversations

    Construction Dive, 5/15/2019

    Safety leaders at construction firms often promote vigilance on projects, encouraging workers to be a set of eyes for their fellow coworkers. But there are limits to the observations that employees can make as they go about their tasks for the day.

    Topics: News Coverage to Sponsor ENR FutureTech 2019

    ENR FutureTech, June 3-5, 2019, San Francisco, CA is excited to sponsor ENR FutureTech on June 3-5 at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco.  Interested in learning more about how you can put artificial intelligence to work at your company?  Stop by Booth #9 to see how you can use the data you already have in construction management systems like Procore and Autodesk BIM 360 to create an automated safety risk assessment report that delivers cross project benchmarking and identifies leading risk indicators using Vinnie, our AI engine.

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    Sights on Safety: StructionSite +

    StructionSite, 5/9/2019

    As an industry that focuses on the health and wellbeing of its employee’s, laborers, tradesmen and women, this week brings to light the areas where we can all work together to form a better, safer working environment.

    To commemorate Safety Week 2019, we are honored to announce our partnership with We’ve been working together to create integrations to make dual use of photos taken by StructionSite, pushed into to streamline monitoring risk and jobsite incidents. Through these efforts, project teams can take the same set of images they used to capture progress with StructionSite and pull them into, creating a streamlined way to monitor areas of risk. One walk in the field now results in photo and video data that serves two purposes – progress documentation and AI-powered safety analysis!

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    Shawmut Design and Construction Spearheads Safety Program

    Boston Real Estate Times, 5/1/2019

    Shawmut Design and Construction announced a new leadership role and unveils state-of-the art safety innovations in a strategic move to enhance its world-class safety program.

    The company has promoted Shaun Carvalho to vice president of safety, adding safety representation at the executive leadership level. Carvalho, previously the firm’s safety director, will lead Shawmut in piloting and implementing programs and technologies, ultimately advancing the firm’s commitment to creating a safer industry for all. This announcement comes as Shawmut prepares for the upcoming Safety Week, the annual industry event where the company educates staff to train and manage safety techniques and protocols.

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