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    Contech firm launches new banking service for contractors

    Briq Cash joins a growing list of finance and payment applications tailored to the construction industry.

    By Jan. 19, 2022
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    Report: New York City's MTA must improve construction project record keeping

    Some of the transit agency's construction jobs had an abysmal record retention rate, with one as low as 21%, according to its inspector general.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Construction Technology

    The construction industry is relying on tech solutions now more than ever, as it faces a skilled labor crisis and global pandemic.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    2022 outlook

    The 5 contech trends that will power jobsites in 2022

    From data usage to 3D printing and more, construction tech is poised to blast off this year.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    2022's biggest construction conferences

    Many in-person industry events are back on this year. Here is the full rundown.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    8 construction projects to watch in 2022

    Priced in the billions, these high-profile, high-impact jobs are expected to hit major milestones in the next year and beyond.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    Opinion

    Mistakes in data capture are costly. Here's how contractors can avoid them.

    By being diligent in what they track, construction firms can save money and time, writes software exec Matt Hardison.

    By Matt Hardison • Jan. 5, 2022
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    AECOM creates user-friendly impact statement for I-11 project

    The company used its PlanEngage software to generate easy-to-navigate public documents for an interstate corridor project near Phoenix.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Opinion

    3 lessons from some of the country's largest civil projects

    The passage of the historic infrastructure act is an opportunity to learn from the country's most impactful builds, according to a construction logistics executive.

    By Bart Ronan • Jan. 4, 2022
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    $500M 'pandemic-ready' Miami skyscraper gets financing

    After the COVID-19 outbreak began, developer Royal Palm Cos. added a host of technologies to stop the spread of germs.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Report: Construction productivity startups get the biggest piece of the $4.5B contech funding pie

    Green construction technology firms are also gaining more interest from investors, according to CEMEX Ventures.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Contractors enlist digital twins to tackle supply, labor issues

    The technology helps visualize and mitigate materials and workforce shortages before they choke a project's progress.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    ABC releases safety technology guide

    Designed for firms that are implementing new tech, the resource from Associated Builders and Contractors includes program recommendations and best practices.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Kroger to build automated e-commerce site in N.C.

    The 200,000-square-foot facility in the Charlotte area is scheduled to open within two years after construction starts.

    By Sam Silverstein • Dec. 15, 2021
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    Achieving team agility through construction site visibility

    Uncertainty is the nature of life — but there is a way to future-proof against jobsite challenges.

    Dec. 13, 2021
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    New York City inches toward drones for building inspections

    Drones have been gaining traction in industrial fields for some time, and offer a usable solution to inspecting buildings high off the ground.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    New report examines roadblocks to construction's digital transformation

    A Dodge Construction Network survey found that while industry workers are open to change, barriers like tech issues and bad data stand in the way of further digitizing their work.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    2022 predictions: The 4 biggest heroes in your digital toolbox for balancing construction industry disruptions

    Does your digital toolbox hold the secrets to construction industry business success in 2022?

    Dec. 6, 2021
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    Hensel Phelps builds $387M resort using drone technology

    The project team on the 1.5 million-square-foot Kalahari Resort near Austin, Texas, took a bird's-eye view to measure distances and depths, more accurate than measurements done by hand.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Tech adoption makes construction industry top target for cyberattacks

    Companies like Shawmut emphasize strengthening security, as a new report finds that contractors are at high risk for ransomware and other threats.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Wittpenn Bridge project in New Jersey advances with modern deck technique

    The bridge will serve an estimated 50,000 vehicles per day and will replace the previous span, which was over 90 years old and obsolete.

    By Nov. 30, 2021
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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