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    New initiative seeks innovations to streamline NYC’s building process

    The Buildings Tech Lab is designed to evaluate technology solutions that can help the city’s Department of Buildings manage construction.

    By July 10, 2024
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    Shutterstock base images by Artistdesign.13 and Lydia Sokor, customized by Wendi Burke 

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    3 key benefits of leveraging AI at the preconstruction phase

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just for content creation or image manipulation; it’s a powerful tool that should be a part of your team’s everyday processes.

    By Wendi Burke • July 8, 2024
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    Construction Technology

    As construction technology continues to evolve, here’s what savvy contractors need to know.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    The dangers of legacy ERPs for construction companies: Why it’s time to upgrade

    See why legacy ERP systems may be holding your construction company back on growth and efficiency. 

    July 8, 2024
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    Q&A // ConTech Conversations

    What generative AI can do for construction right now

    Aaron Anderson, the director of innovation for Swinerton, dishes on the tech and the tools the firm uses to stay competitive.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Chevron ruling adds new wrinkle to US cybersecurity efforts

    The Supreme Court decision could have major ramifications for federal agencies that rely on old laws to tackle digital-era policy challenges, legal analysts said.

    By Alexei Alexis • July 3, 2024
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    Contech backer launches second, $100M fund

    Document Crunch investor Ironspring Ventures pumped $61 million into 14 companies with its first fund, and is looking to scale up with this new pool of money.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Topsoe, ABB, Fluor to build joint electrolyzer facility in Virginia

    The collaboration aims to develop a facility with reduced costs and improved safety for making e-fuels.

    By Sara Samora • July 2, 2024
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    Entegris to get $75M in CHIPS funding for Colorado plant

    The funds will support the semiconductor supplier's construction of a $600 million, 100,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Colorado Springs.

    By Joelle Anselmo • June 28, 2024
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    Opinion

    6 ways civil contractors can leverage AI

    A consultant in organizational and infrastructure planning breaks down how builders deploy the tech on projects today.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Manufacturing cybersecurity at heart of new White House guidance

    The increased priority on security comes as more clean energy supply chains face the threat of a cyberattack.

    By Kate Magill • June 26, 2024
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    Bechtel breaks ground on $4B Bill Gates-backed nuclear reactor

    The new facility will use a sodium-based cooling process instead of water, according to TerraPower, the Microsoft founder’s nuclear energy company.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Swinerton revenue reaches 4-year high

    The California-based builder highlighted its financial performance and outlined steps toward technological innovation and green initiatives.

    By June 24, 2024
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    Sponsored by American Global

    Making smarter decisions with less data

    In terms of data, more isn’t always better. Learn how to extract real insights from the right data.

    By Chris Greene, Vice President Innovation & Insights at American Global • June 24, 2024
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    Executive Moves

    Swinerton taps 30-year veteran to lead subsidiaries

    Tim Kretzschmar, the former head of the company’s central region, will oversee businesses such as Timberlab and Swinerton Energy.

    By June 20, 2024
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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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    ConTech Conversations

    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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    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