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    Robotics firm Kewazo gets a $10M lift

    The company’s automated hoist bot provides more than just muscle, offering onboard data analytics for site management, too.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    New construction technology releases: January 2023

    eTakeoff, Topcon, RedTeam and others have recently released new products and updates to keep construction projects running on time and on budget.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Construction Outlook 2023

    How will construction fare this year? Inflation, a potential recession, supply chain struggles and sky-high labor demands are pushing up against optimism from infrastructure spending, growth in specific sectors and tech advancement. While economists have warned of an impending recession for months, it has yet to arrive. Construction Dive broke down several trends in labor, technology and infrastructure, while testing the hardiness of specific sectors in 2023. Here is a look at what to expect this year:  

    By Construction Dive staff
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    4 North American contech startups selected for tech incubator

    The French construction firm Vinci Group's innovation platform aims to solve key problems in the industry.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Intel cancels $700M Oregon lab project

    The tech giant planned to use the 200,000-square-foot facility to study sustainable technologies for data centers.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    2023 construction outlook roundup: Proceed with caution

    As they look to the year ahead, contractors want to know how frayed supply chains, inflation and labor shortages will affect their business.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Jan. 23, 2023
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    ‘Huge appetite’ for mass timber fuels new Webcor unit

    Webcor Timber is looking to capitalize on a growing industry, an executive at the California contractor said.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Hensel Phelps launches tech investment arm

    Diverge provides a platform to nurture startups that aim to solve the problems of today and tomorrow.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Jan. 18, 2023
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    Cyber, business interruption remain top global corporate risks

    Risk management leaders remain highly concerned about the threat of malicious attacks and data breaches, according to Allianz Global.

    By David Jones • Jan. 18, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    Contech trends to watch in the new year

    As builders adapt to economic, supply chain and labor challenges, they're turning to technology to boost performance.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    5 construction-focused innovations from CES

    From electric and autonomous equipment to AI-powered tracking solutions and cargo-carrying dirigibles, the construction industry’s future was on display in Las Vegas last week.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Jan. 11, 2023
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    Demand for IT talent takes the sting out of tech sector layoffs

    Tech workers had a “red-hot job market” to fall back on last year, even against a backdrop of attrition. 

    By Matt Ashare • Jan. 4, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    AI is coming for construction, experts say

    2023 will be the year of widespread adoption, if contractors can get a handle on their data — and learn to share.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Jan. 4, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    Top cybersecurity trends of 2023

    What businesses need to know about keeping their systems safe this year.

    By Sue Poremba • Jan. 4, 2023
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    Contractors increasingly use digital workflows to deliver projects faster

    New research shows nearly half of all contractors are using technology to streamline what were once pen-and-paper tasks.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    Remote work, quality of life lure tech workers away from traditional hubs

    Digital transformation means a more dispersed workforce, and the rise of burgeoning tech hubs.

    By Matt Ashare • Dec. 21, 2022
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    6 industry-changing contech innovations from Time magazine’s Best Inventions list

    From holograms to robots, these products are poised to tackle some of construction’s toughest issues.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Dec. 20, 2022
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    Meta pauses $800M data center project in Texas

    The parent company of Facebook and Instagram halted construction of the 900,000-square-foot facility following massive layoffs last month.

    By Dec. 19, 2022
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    Culture is critical for tech improvement, say standout startup execs

    Suffolk selected Qflow as part of its BOOST program, designed to highlight and accelerate startups' work in the contech space.

    By Dec. 14, 2022
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    New construction technology releases: December 2022

    Eyrus, Skydio, PlanRadar and others have recently released new products and updates to keep construction projects running on time and on budget.

    By Dec. 14, 2022
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    Tech sector layoffs barely dent demand for IT talent

    Upheavals at companies like Amazon and Microsoft have had a negligible impact on the market for talent.

    By Matt Ashare • Dec. 14, 2022
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    PCL launches solar subsidiary

    PCL Solar was in part enabled by the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which has brought more certainty to the time horizon for clean energy projects, a general manager said.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    EV battery maker Ultium Cells plans $275M plant expansion in Tennessee

    The project is an addition to the $2.3 billion facility announced in April 2021, which is still under construction.

    By Sara Samora • Dec. 9, 2022
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    Laid-off tech employees are flooding the market. What does that mean for construction?

    Contractors and contech firms are watching as skilled workers look for new jobs in a turbulent economy.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Bay Area contractor gets real with as-built capture technology

    The tech tool transformed a laborious and time-consuming process — the jobsite walk — into a valuable fact-finding mission.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Workers overwhelmed, distracted by email

    Thirty percent of workers say they have purged or abandoned their inbox, a survey found.

    By Ginger Christ • Dec. 7, 2022