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    CIOs worry about AI’s accuracy

    Tech leaders are uneasy about generative AI’s shortcomings and the impact on employees as pressure mounts to deploy the technology, Juniper Networks data shows.

    By Lindsey Wilkinson • Feb. 21, 2024
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    DPR optimistic but careful about AI in new report

    The Redwood City, California-based contractor has a “curious, yet cautious” approach to AI and machine learning in construction.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Preconstruction

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

    By Construction Dive staff
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    9 of the top contech deals of 2023

    Autonomous drone technology, metal reclamation and modular construction topped the list of the biggest contech funding rounds last year.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Q&A

    Detroit GC Walbridge confident in EV plant construction boost

    Executive Vice President Randy Abdallah talks about manufacturing projects, improving site safety with AI and using smart contracts in construction.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    EV battery plant construction booms even as automakers hit the brakes

    Although demand for electric vehicles has slowed, EV-related projects are continuing to help power the construction industry.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Opinion

    Drones know the dirt: How UAVs can measure jobsite materials

    A reality capture manager at Columbia breaks down the basics, from software and training to regulations like the upcoming Remote ID Rule.

    By Erik Gronneberg • Feb. 14, 2024
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    Most employers lack guidance for using AI, study shows

    “For many organizations, it’s the Wild West with regard to how they are adopting and implementing AI,” a Gallagher expert said.

    By Carolyn Crist • Feb. 14, 2024
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    ABC releases builders’ guide to AI

    The manual covers the basics of what contractors need to know about the burgeoning tech.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Five Star Electric wins $67M New York MTA cabling project

    The Tutor Perini subsidiary will lay approximately 150,000 feet of fiber-optic cable for North America’s largest transportation network.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    CASE STUDY

    How one California contractor used a digital whiteboard to streamline project schedules

    Collaborative software allowed California Engineering Contractors’ field managers to give more direct input into plans.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Drexel researchers create AI system to spot cracks in infrastructure

    The team wants to use the same technology leveraged in facial recognition and drug development to flag warning signs in aging public works.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    FEMA to help communities pay for net-zero energy projects post-disaster

    Communities can now leverage the agency’s grant programs to install solar microgrids, heat pumps and passive cooling when rebuilding schools, hospitals, fire stations and other infrastructure in disaster’s wake.

    By Ysabelle Kempe • Feb. 7, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    Skanska completes $560M New York hospital

    The contractor used drones to capture real-time views of progress on the 288,000-square-foot Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion project.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Sponsored by WINT Water Intelligence

    Builder’s risk claims reduced by 75%

    Leverage AI to eliminate insurance claims on water damage in your construction site.

    Feb. 5, 2024
  • Amazon to invest $10B in 2 Mississippi data centers

    The retail giant will build multiple complexes in two industrial parks across Madison County amid continued growth in the industrial sector.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Contech funding plummets in 2023, despite more deals

    Conservative investors, steep interest rates, inflation and upcoming elections contributed to a decline in investment dollars, a Cemex Ventures report found.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    NASA tests autonomous construction robots

    The machines assemble modular wire structures called “voxels,” which may eventually be used to build shelters on the moon.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    The Dotted Line: Legal trends to watch in 2024

    Contracts are evolving in an era of persisting supply chain problems, inflation and cyber risks, construction attorneys say.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    What contractors need to know for 2024

    It’s anyone’s guess what will happen in the next 12 months, but these insights from construction pros can help bring the year into focus.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Jan. 25, 2024
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    Most leaders want to invest more in tech skills, talent in 2024

    More executives see talent gaps as a key business risk in the next 18 months, compared to last year's responses to a Capgemini survey.  

    By Roberto Torres • Jan. 24, 2024
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    MIT researchers develop AI-based robot training model

    A combination of language-, visual- and action-based techniques could help machines learn tasks faster in fields including construction and manufacturing.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Robot worms, lasers, drones and AI: How ARPA-E wants to move the US power grid underground

    The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday announced $34 million in funding to explore novel approaches to undergrounding to increase resiliency.

    By Robert Walton • Jan. 24, 2024
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    How leveraging a digital payment platform in commercial construction increases speed and reduces risk

    With the right payment solution in place, construction companies can make the payment process more efficient.

    Jan. 22, 2024
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    5 construction tech innovations from CES 2024

    Energy-harvesting glass, self-driving excavators and modified wood that’s stronger than steel shared the spotlight in Las Vegas last week.

    By Shelley D. Hutchins, LEED-AP • Jan. 17, 2024
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    Digitizing the last mile of data center construction

    Analog construction planning causes million-dollar schedule slips, but leading data center owners and contractors stay on time with real-time software for Lean planning.

    By Sandy Hamby, AIA, CCM, CEO, MOCA Systems, Inc. • Jan. 16, 2024