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    Q&A // ConTech Conversations

    How ‘Billy the Bot’ helps Cork Howard Construction streamline accounts payable

    Milissa Douglas, controller for the Marietta, Georgia-based general contractor, uses the artificial intelligence-based assistant to streamline invoice management.

    By June 12, 2024
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    The ways contractors are using AI on jobsites now

    Benefits of using the tech on building projects include a competitive safety culture, risk mitigation and flagging contracts for delay provisions.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Preconstruction

    Preconstruction collaboration is key to a successful project, experts say.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Turner uses electric skid steer at Berkeley’s $550M Gateway project

    The quieter equipment will allow crews to work with minimal disruption to classes at the University of California.

    By June 11, 2024
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    New construction technology releases: June 2024

    New tech tools on the market include AI-powered delay forecasting, a smart antenna to better control equipment and a detailed GIS map integration.

    By Construction Dive Staff • June 5, 2024
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    Tech can help construction’s labor crisis: McKinsey

    The consulting firm argued that more aggressive solutions are needed to address the staffing gap, such as lucrative pay packages and technology that helps with repetitive tasks.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Turner breaks ground on $41M Texas A&M project

    The three-story building will feature a technology makerspace for students to design and develop physical prototypes.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Autodesk completes investigation, won’t restate financials

    After an internal committee reviewed its books, the San Francisco contech giant moved its CFO to another role.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Test AI now, but know the risks, panelists say

    Speakers at the annual NIBS conference recommended using the “gorilla test” and other techniques to monitor the technology as it evolves.

    By May 29, 2024
  • SEC clarifies intent of cybersecurity breach disclosure rules after initial filings

    The rules require notification of “material” breaches, but some early filers have reported incidents that appear to fall short of the regulatory threshold. 

    By Alexei Alexis • May 29, 2024
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    Swinerton-owned Timberlab acquires glulam manufacturer

    The mass timber subsidiary will take over operations of two factories in Oregon.

    By May 29, 2024
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    Scammers siphon $25M from engineering firm Arup via AI deepfake ‘CFO’

    Cybercriminals used AI-generated video to pose as the AEC company's CFO and other employees, leading a staff member to transfer $25 million to Hong Kong bank accounts.

    By Grace Noto • May 22, 2024
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    Turner goes all in on EV tech for carbon reduction

    The New York City-based contractor has committed to making its vehicle fleet electric by 2028 while piloting low-emission equipment on various projects.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Microsoft plows $3.3B into data center at former Foxconn site

    The software giant, which previously committed $1 billion to the project, has increased its promised expenditure amid a surge of data center activity.

    By May 20, 2024
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    How to gain an advantage in your MEP existing conditions documentation workflow

    Documentation process too slow? How to streamline yours to improve your MEP projects’ efficiency

    May 20, 2024
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    Lab space supply-demand balance likely in coming years: JLL

    Boston, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area saw the most demand growth in the first quarter of 2024, the report states.

    By Joe Burns • May 17, 2024
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    Trimble acquires payments, compliance platform Flashtract

    It’s the contech giant’s third acquisition of a niche technology provider in just over a year.

    By Updated May 16, 2024
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    5 contech firms announce funding in 2024’s first half

    Drone-powered roof inspections, cloud-based estimating solutions and fungi-fueled recycling tech earned venture capital in recent months.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Vast majority of Gen Z tech workers say they’d consider new career opportunities

    With high dissatisfaction rates, young tech workers pointed to career development as a vital aspect of engagement and retention in a recent survey.

    By Carolyn Crist • May 15, 2024
  • Loyola University mixed-use building cuts HVAC costs and emissions 10% with AI-driven algorithm

    BrainBox AI and WattTime's technology also cut carbon emissions by 15% during periods of renewable energy curtailment, a case study showed.

    By Nish Amarnath • May 14, 2024
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    Putting data to work

    By investing in solutions that enable more consistency and efficiency in the production of building materials and systems, the construction sector can put a dent in their labor problem.

    May 13, 2024
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    How is your project tracking? Automation ensures you always know the answer.

    Spreadsheets, calls, messages and emails are heavily used to coordinate projects today, but as the number of stakeholders increase, so does the complexity of communication.

    By Elie Alchaer, VP of Strategy at Krane • May 13, 2024
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    Q&A // Safety Week 2024

    Skanska exec: Construction’s best safety tech still isn’t enough

    As Safety Week 2024 continues, one expert says technology helps prevent accidents, but there’s room for improvement in the pursuit of an injury-free jobsite.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Opinion // Safety Week 2024

    12 types of technology that can make jobsites safer

    Innovations such as wearables, drones and predictive analytics help improve hazard detection and incident prevention. 

    By Lena Kenny • May 8, 2024
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    Data centers are next target for MasTec, CEO says

    While the specialty energy contractor reported a loss for its latest quarter, CEO José Mas said it will bid on $1 billion worth of work for the computing facilities going forward.

    By May 8, 2024
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    Each manufacturing project has its own personality, experts say

    A panel of builders during last week’s Construction Dive webinar said that the future looks bright, but labor problems will continue to plague the industry.

    By May 6, 2024