Technology: Page 2

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    White House to scrutinize use of AI, worker tracking tools

    The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy said it will request information from the public regarding how such tools are used to “surveil, monitor, evaluate and manage” workers.

    By Kathryn Moody • May 3, 2023
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    Q&A // Safety Week 2023

    Skanska exec: Jobsite safety tech hinges on data

    Danielle O’Connell, senior director of Skanska USA’s emerging technology team, takes a holistic approach to keeping workers safe.

    By May 3, 2023
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    Construction Technology

    Construction technology continues to evolve even as the broader tech market hits a rough patch.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Bosch to invest $1.5B into California semiconductor plant

    The German company plans to acquire the assets of Roseville, California-based chipmaker TSI Semiconductors.

    By May 2, 2023
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    Katerra factory buyer sees affordable housing uptick

    Vaughan Buckley, CEO at Volumetric Building Companies, said amid widespread finance jitters, there is more funding stability in the sector due to government grants.

    By May 1, 2023
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    Sponsored by Bridgit

    The benefits of sharing resources across multiple offices

    Keeping a strong utilization rate can be easier if offices support each other and share resources.

    By Nemanja Simic, Bridgit • May 1, 2023
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    Why successful construction payment solutions require a goldilocks approach

    Making payments and getting paid quickly, securely and with transparency is one way to ensure success in construction.

    May 1, 2023
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    Researchers create improved jobsite safety tech with location tracking

    A University of Houston-led team has upgraded its earlier system, which can track where objects and people are even as line of sight breaks.

    By April 26, 2023
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    Most Americans oppose using AI to hire and monitor workers, Pew says

    Two-thirds of respondents said they would not want to apply for a job that uses AI to assist with hiring decisions.

    By Ryan Golden • April 26, 2023
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    Q&A // ConTech Conversations

    ConTech Conversations: The AI revolution is closer than you think

    Patrick Murphy, former congressman and CEO of Togal.AI, discussed the future of artificial intelligence and how it will impact the construction industry.

    By April 26, 2023
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    Gilbane creates new tech-oriented role

    The contractor is bolstering its technology focus with the appointment of Rawle Sawh to the new position of director of operations technology.

    By April 25, 2023
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    How contractors use tech to tighten up supply chains

    Centralized material tracking is key to shoring up the weak links in the procurement process exposed by the pandemic, construction execs say.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • April 19, 2023
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    Skanska VP: AI use in construction can improve safety

    Will Senner says artificial intelligence can be like a “super-enhanced search engine” that finds trends in company data.

    By April 19, 2023
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    Contech Funding

    Safety tech firm raises $8M for new AI product

    SafeGuard claims its software can predict hazardous jobsite incidents before they occur.

    By April 18, 2023
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    Sponsored by Oracle

    How technology is delivering sustainable construction

    Learn how technology can help the construction industry better manage sustainability goals of projects and programs.

    April 17, 2023
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    $750K grant will help develop AI training games for construction pros

    Florida International University’s new program will ask users to talk through their decisions and recommend specific lessons based on the answers.

    By April 12, 2023
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    Contech firms continue to attract VC money

    Drones, AI and procurement applications all got a funding boost this past month.

    By April 11, 2023
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    Field Materials raises $4.6M seed funding

    The company’s program aims to streamline materials procurement through the use of AI.

    By April 6, 2023
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    Mortenson pilots Sarcos robots on solar installation project

    A Mortenson executive said that the project was a “good proof of concept” even as the technology continues to evolve.

    By April 5, 2023
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    Cyberattacks hit almost all companies last year, Sophos says

    A constant barrage of malicious activity has organizations reeling, negatively impacting their ability to strategize or accomplish IT projects. 

    By Matt Kapko • April 5, 2023
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    Turner, AI SpaceFactory aim to test off-world 3D printing on earth

    A biopolymer basalt composite developed for the moon and Mars could have far-reaching impacts on terrestrial construction.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • April 5, 2023
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    Sponsored by LCPtracker

    Case study: The ROI of local hiring and DEI initiatives

    How contractors and public agencies can benefit from local hiring initiatives on public works. 

    By Dr. Giovanna Brasfield, CEO and Principal Consultant of Brasfield & Associates, LLC; Amber Meshack, Director of LAWA’s Business, Jobs & Social Responsibility Division; and LCPtracker • April 3, 2023
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    Microsoft plans $1B data center campus on former Foxconn site

    Pending local officials' approval, the tech conglomerate's Wisconsin project could begin later this year.

    By March 29, 2023
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    Contech Funding

    Togal.AI raises $5M

    After a funding round that included execs from Meta and Goldman Sachs, the firm plans to insert generative AI in its future product offerings, according to CEO Patrick Murphy.

    By Updated March 31, 2023
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    Deep Dive

    Tech vendor risk raises vetting stakes in wake of SVB crisis

    Deposits are safe, but tech startups may no longer have access to venture debt and the lines of credit that helped fuel innovation.

    By Matt Ashare • March 29, 2023
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    IoT has massive upside, but data must flow first

    Real-time data must be integrated to improve forecasting, quality control and risk reduction, experts say.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • March 29, 2023