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    Report: $61B lost per year due to waste, inefficiency in 811 utility system

    A new study found that while problems with the country's "call before you dig" system are large, they can be mitigated.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Atlanta-based AI firm wins global construction tech contest

    The 2021 Construction Startup Competition, sponsored by materials giant Cemex, awards solutions that take on key industry challenges.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    All-electric Ford F-150 Lightning sparks interest as electric vehicles make waves

    Pickup truck aficionados and first-timers alike are anticipating new electric releases from Ford, Tesla, Rivian and Chevy.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Shawmut builds 75-foot-tall LA office building using cross-laminated timber

    Employing CLT, the company dodged supply chain issues and high fabrication prices. One executive said the elements fit together "like a jigsaw puzzle."

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Construction techies laud $100M in infrastructure act, push for more

    While industry experts praised the construction technology funding included in the infrastructure package, some are asking whether even more money should have been allocated for this booming segment.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    How contractors employ tech solutions to help mitigate pricing woes

    Firms like Boldt and DPR have embraced using data and BIM for detailed cost breakdowns on project bids to minimize the effect of supply chain disruptions.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Nov. 17, 2021
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    Traffic is Boring: Tracking Elon Musk's tunneling proposals

    Some projects for The Boring Co. have gotten off — or rather under — the ground, as others peter out. Here's where the ambitious plans stand today.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Boost jobsite performance: how to more effectively understand and communicate project intelligence

    Read how automating job site documentation leads to better communication and productivity.

    Nov. 15, 2021
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    UK modular builder expands to US, hires former Katerra staff

    Four former senior employees of the offsite construction firm that declared bankruptcy earlier this year have landed new roles in Modulous' Seattle office.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Flexbase launches credit card for construction

    Created for small- and medium-sized contractors, the card will offer access to interest-free financing for up to 60 days.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Modernizing construction with intelligent platforms

    A common data environment, combined with AI and machine learning, captures data and makes it more meaningful and useful to construction workers moving forward, writes one executive. 

    By Roz Buick • Nov. 10, 2021
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    Mortenson shuts down Meta jobsite for second time due to racist graffiti

    The contractor imposed another site-wide stand down at the Utah data center project earlier this week.

    By Updated Nov. 18, 2021
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    Public, private teams gear up for lunar construction

    Despite the hostile environment for people and machines alike, scientists are on track to make 3D printed structures on the moon a reality.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Approaching $1B in annual revenue, esports market looks to level up construction

    The fast-growing competitive gaming circuit could create demand for stadiums, training centers, arcades and more, a JLL report found.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Are digital twins the future of urban planning?

    Digital 3D models can help city leaders plan for the future, but their value will depend on the data.

    By Adina Solomon • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Gilbane to develop AI platform for jobsite capture

    By teaming with Nextera Robotics, the contractor hopes to cut costs and maximize efficiency with its new "Didge" platform.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    Swinerton VP: Construction tech just another tool for workers to wield

    From robots that tape and finish drywall to those that chalk a building's layout, the San Francisco-based contractor is leaning into automation.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    PepsiCo to boost wearable technology use after workers see injury reductions

    Thousands of Frito-Lay employees cut back on improper lifting and posture when using a device that alerted them to unsafe movements, reducing strain and sprain injuries by 19%, a new study said.

    By Max Garland • Oct. 27, 2021
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    Pepper Construction wins AGC Innovation Award for AR/VR training

    The association also honored an app that can be customized to a jobsite's safety protocols and mobile COVID-19 treatment pods.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    What role will 3D printing play in the construction industry?

    3D printing in the construction industry has also garnered a lot of hype around use cases.

    Oct. 25, 2021
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    How A.I. can change the way you view your jobsite for the better

    In one year, a construction camera takes at least 25,000 photos of the jobsite. With thousands of photos, this visual data is rarely utilized to its fullest. When paired with an advanced visual data system, unlocking the insight behind the images is easy.

    Oct. 25, 2021
  • Clayco superintendent develops safety harness device for lifts

    The Fall Arrest Acknowledgement System (F.A.A.S.) can be added to new machines or retrofitted into boom and scissor lifts for a few hundred dollars.

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    University of Idaho wins $4M to research recyclable materials for 3D printing

    The latest funding looks to repurpose construction refuse for more sustainable and resilient buildings.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    Be a builder, not a fixer: How to make rework a game changer

    Technology can help identify and fix errors before work is done to avoid costly and time-consuming delays. 

    By Doron Klein • Oct. 20, 2021
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    9 construction social media influencers to watch

    From Instagram to YouTube to TikTok, these content creators are making waves in the building trades.

    By Oct. 20, 2021