Technology: Page 2


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    JV kicks off $4.3B San Francisco hospital build

    Herrero Builders, The Boldt Company and Webcor broke ground on UCSF’s new health care facility in the city’s Parnassus Heights neighborhood.

    By May 3, 2024
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    National Skilled Trades Day spotlights urgent need to tackle skilled worker shortage

    In addition to K-12 outreach, companies must meet new talent “where they are” at community colleges and universities, an industry expert says.

    By Joe Burns • May 2, 2024
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    Trendline

    Preconstruction

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

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Opinion

    How tech can level construction’s playing field

    Tools like artificial intelligence and blockchain can help fill labor gaps while building a more diverse and innovative workforce, writes a contech executive.

    By Alok Chanani • May 1, 2024
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    What is success in cybersecurity? Failing less.

    Defenders aren’t measured by pure wins or losses. Intrusions will happen, and their job is to keep a bad situation from getting worse.

    By Matt Kapko • May 1, 2024
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    Indiana snares $2B Google data center campus

    Following an $11 billion announcement from Amazon last week, the Hoosier State is quickly racking up a slew of new computing facility wins. 

    By April 30, 2024
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    CoStar inks deal to buy reality capture firm Matterport for $1.6B

    The real estate giant will leverage the tech firm’s spatial property data of 12 million spaces and 38 billion square feet across 177 countries.

    By Updated May 1, 2024
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    Purdue professor’s concrete sensor wins Edison Awards gold

    Inserted into a fresh pour, the tech determines when the material is strong enough to withstand highway traffic in real time without taking samples.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Michigan State launches BIM certification program

    The six-month program will teach participants to use software from Autodesk and BIM Track.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Swinerton deploys tech on $98M North Carolina mixed-use mass timber build

    The builder attached 3D modeling devices on workers’ helmets to collect data for virtual twins, documentation, reference and planning.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Sponsored by Motive

    Embedded fleet spend management - a new era of profitability

    Siloed management systems foster inefficiency and profit loss. Embedded finance offers an integrated solution, paving the way for enhanced profitability.

    April 22, 2024
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    Lack of data trust hamstrings AI use: report

    A new productivity survey shows workers worry about the accuracy of the information they get from artificial intelligence.

    By April 19, 2024
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    Software purges: How CIOs can declutter the software stack

    A “hairball” of a tech stack can create a world of problems, one expert said. Disjointed technology can make work harder and waste employee time and financial resources. 

    By Jen A. Miller • April 17, 2024
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    Contech investment up 20% in Q1

    Investors pumped $672 million into the space through March, a significant jump from the same period in 2023, according to Cemex Ventures.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Sponsored by Tough Leaf

    Out with the old: Modernizing subcontractor diversity with AI so everyone wins

    Achieving diversity goals in construction has long been an uphill battle, but innovative AI solutions are transforming outdated sourcing methods.

    April 15, 2024
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    Q&A

    The internet ‘wasn’t designed to be secure’: Gilbane CIO

    Karen Higgins-Carter, the company’s chief information officer and a former banking industry executive, says contractors need to band together against cyber threats.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Skender hit by ransomware attack

    The Chicago-based builder disclosed the breach, which affected 1,067 people, in a filing with the Maine Attorney General’s office on April 5.

    By April 10, 2024
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    KPF designs NYC’s first all-electric academic research lab building at Columbia University

    The building will exceed New York City’s Local Law 97 greenhouse gas emissions rules, despite increased ventilation requirements, the architecture firm says.

    By Joe Burns • April 10, 2024
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    Sponsored by Hilti

    Boosting efficiency and safety: Revolutionizing construction with tech-powered tools

    Discover how Hilti’s tech-driven solutions revolutionize construction efficiency and safety.

    April 8, 2024
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    Autodesk to audit financial practices, delay annual report

    The contech giant said it doesn’t believe that the investigated areas will affect any previously issued financial statements, or its most recent earnings release.

    By April 5, 2024
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    What is a chief AI officer — and do you need one?

    Not every company will have to jump in and hire an AI executive at the C-suite level, but they are becoming more commonplace, experts said.

    By Jen A. Miller • April 3, 2024
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    Indiana DOT, Purdue collaborate on highway that charges EVs

    Researchers will embed coils in a quarter-mile stretch of concrete roadway to produce a magnetic field that can recharge vehicles while they drive.

    By Updated April 5, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    Balfour Beatty gives 109-year-old Coca-Cola plant a modern facelift

    The builder leveraged technology to access plans in real time, as it transformed the century-old bottling facility in Atlanta into a mixed-use space.

    By March 29, 2024
  • A man in bright green safety gear sits in front of several monitors with controls, indoors. The room is a basic gray color.
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    8 construction-related firms make Fast Company’s innovators list

    Robot manufacturers, workforce training shops and forward-thinking architects are among the publisher’s tally of the world’s most innovative companies.

    By March 27, 2024
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    Oracle, Google and Meta lead data center construction surge

    Digital transformation spurred a 46% year-over-year increase in these high-tech builds, according to CBRE, with even bigger numbers on tap for 2024.

    By March 26, 2024
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    US DOT awards $54M in SMART grants to local governments

    Projects in 22 states range from sensors in roads and intersections to an overhaul of a work zone data environment.

    By March 25, 2024