Technology: Page 3


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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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    Trendline

    Construction Technology

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

    By Construction Dive staff
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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 Achieving diversity goals in construction has long been an uphill battle, but innovative AI solutions are transforming outdated sourcing methods.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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    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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    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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    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
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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
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    Instigating industry modernization one transaction at a time

    Transforming construction with digital payments: Efficiency, finance, and partnerships redefined.

    March 25, 2024
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    Sponsored by Revizto

    Quantifying the ROI of BIM coordination

    General contractor virtually eliminates change orders with an integrated collaboration platform.

    March 25, 2024
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    Balfour Beatty working on AI-based safety, project apps

    The London-based construction giant cited potential productivity gains and growing labor concerns as drivers for developing its technology in house.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Developer sues Minnesota contractor after $735K payment disappears

    Court documents point to “one or more insiders” who allegedly diverted funds by accessing an executive’s email and doctoring a notary's stamp of approval.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Sponsored by Hitech Digital

    BIM services - A game changer for MEP engineers and consultants

    By adopting BIM's data-driven approach, MEP professionals today streamline workflows, reduce project risks and design more efficient and sustainable building systems.  

    March 18, 2024
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    Sponsored by BlueScope Buildings North America

    How to embed sustainability in construction supply chains

    Transforming a supply chain into a sustainable value chain involves commitment, collaboration, technology and innovation.

    March 18, 2024
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    Opinion

    How reverse mentoring benefits contractors in the age of AI

    A two-way knowledge flow can help older workers leverage artificial intelligence while building team trust among generations, writes a construction expert.

    By Rahul Shah • March 13, 2024
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    Ransomware festers as a top security challenge, US intel leaders say

    U.S. intelligence leaders warn ransomware activity is growing, despite high-profile efforts to seize threat actors’ infrastructure.

    By Matt Kapko • March 13, 2024