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The 7 KPIs of construction, and how technology can measure them

Construction Dive, 11/14/2018

Hard numbers and facts are often what precipitate and drive change. Shakers in the construction industry, for example, know well the 2017 McKinsey study that blames a $1.6 trillion gap in potential earnings mainly on the industry’s reluctance to adopt new technology that could help bridge that.

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Smart Construction Technology: How Machine Learning Predicts and Prevents Construction Safety Incidents

Connect & Construct, 11/9/2018

Technology is changing everything about the way we build. From 3D modeling software to UAVs to VR technology, the benefit of new construction technology on the worksite is increasingly undeniable. Time saved, a reduction in waste, and an increase in quality--the rising tide of innovative technology really is lifting all boats. With construction safety being a major concern across all facets of the industry, it only makes sense that new technology can create opportunities for improvement.

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AECOM Elevates Project Management with AI Capture Initiative

AECOM, October 2018

Decisions in construction are historically based on subjective experiences instead of hard data. However, as the industry increasingly adapts to new technologies that drive productivity, boost safety, identify and address problems, automate low-level tasks and compile fact-based best practices this precedent is beginning to shift. But, only when this information is turned into actionable insights. Managing the data AEC professionals generate over the course of a construction project is a monumental task – a task that is becoming increasingly insurmountable as drones, robots, smart tags and intelligent devices communicating via the Internet of Things (IoT) add to the deluge.

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Women in Construction: Tatjana Dzambazova, AI strategist, Autodesk, 9/11/2018

Autodesk University Middle East 2018 was held in Dubai earlier this year under the theme of ‘The Future of Making Things’. The two-day event served as a business networking platform, shared technical knowledge, discussed cross-industry opportunities and sought to offer solutions to unique business challenges.

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5 Ways New Technology in the Construction Industry Can Optimize Your Workforce

Software Advice, 9/7/2018

Introducing new technology into a construction business is intimidating. It can so fundamentally alter day-to-day processes that the upheaval is just too much for some small and midsize businesses (SMBs)—so they don’t do it.

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What Is Prop Tech? And What Does It Mean For B2B and 'The Smart Cities of Tomorrow'

Geomarketing, 9/7/2018

By 2050, it's forecasted that 68 percent of all human population will be living in urban areas, representing an increase of 2.5 billion people and over 50 percent growth. Advanced technologies such as AI, IoT, robotics and consumer apps are poised to dramatically alter the real estate technology landscape to help meet the challenges posed by these massive, new cities, writes Revel Partners' Thomas Falk.

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Connected Job Site 50 List 2018

BuiltWorlds, 8/27/2018

We are excited to present to you the 2018 Connected Job Site 50 List, the easiest way to understand the companies changing the future of job sites through IoT-enabled, data collecting products and systems. Read on to see who made the list.

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Constructech Honors 2018 Vision Awards Winners

Cision PR Newswire, 8/24/2018

Recognizing the most innovative construction companies in the world, Constructech magazine announces the winners of the 2018 Constructech Vision Awards, which were honored at a dinner last night at the DoubleTree By Hilton Chicago in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

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Image, Video Data From EarthCam and TrueLook Integrated Into Autodesk BIM 360 Platform

ENR, 8/14/2018

Two jobcam competitors, EarthCam and Truelook, have recently announced their construction camera content—such as still images, security video and construction time-lapse videos—can now be integrated into the Autodesk’s BIM 360 construction management platform. Users of BIM 360 platform are now able to attach webcam image files and 360° virtual-reality imagery created from photos and video directly to documents and Autodesk BIM 360 hubs as a result of the integration.

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How Uses AI and Machine Learning to Reduce Risk on Construction Projects

Connect & Construct, 7/20/2018

Safety and risk mitigation are two of the main problems that keep contractors up at night. From project delays and liability issues to injuries and even fatalities on the jobsite, the consequences of safety lapses can be severe. According to data from OSHA, 20% of all workplace deaths are in the construction industry, and jobsite deaths have increased every year since 2007.

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