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    Opinion

    How to mitigate the effects of climate change, natural disasters

    Contractors should plan, prepare and consider parametric insurance to help manage risks from extreme weather.

    By Cindy Stauffer • May 6, 2022
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    Strong contech funding rounds kick off the year

    Construction technology firms, including high-profile companies such as The Boring Co., have pulled in millions over the past four months.

    By April 27, 2022
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    Procore integrates with embodied carbon calculator to aid contractor sustainability goals

    Users can identify the environmental impacts of their building materials in order to shave off excess pollution in their projects.

    By April 13, 2022
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    University of Michigan researchers study robotic assistants for construction sites

    The machines can help humans do work that is repetitive or dangerous, according to a professor.

    By Suchi Rudra • April 6, 2022
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    Q&A

    Consigli prefab director: 'You don't want it to feel like you're recreating the wheel'

    The Boston-based general contractor wants to use more offsite techniques in its projects to boost efficiency.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Cemex Ventures launches 6th edition of contech competition

    Winners will receive invitations to pitch their products to investors.

    By March 23, 2022
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    'Self-healing' concrete substitute sucks carbon out of the air

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have developed a carbon-negative material that could one day be used on roads and buildings.

    By George Kevin Jordan • March 15, 2022
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    Opinion

    How automation and robotics can alleviate the labor shortage

    As contractors struggle to staff jobsites, robots can offer a path forward, writes an expert.

    By Raffi Holzer • March 9, 2022
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    Pioneering the way with T-SLAB®

    See how Tindall used T-SLAB® to help SWA Construction bring this 12-story apartment complex to life.

    Feb. 22, 2022
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    One cordless platform for all

    Construction decision-makers no longer have to make compromises to leverage cordless tools, driving their businesses further ahead today and beyond.

    Feb. 14, 2022
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    5 reasons to use cold formed steel (CFS) construction for your projects

    More builders are switching from timber to cold formed steel. Learn why.

    Feb. 7, 2022
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    Opinion

    How builders can help mitigate supply chain issues

    By ordering ahead of time, construction firms can be part of the solution to materials sourcing woes, a supply chain expert writes.

    By Ken Pinto • Jan. 27, 2022
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    Contech firm launches new banking service for contractors

    Briq Cash joins a growing list of finance and payment applications tailored to the construction industry.

    By Jan. 19, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    The 5 contech trends that will power jobsites in 2022

    From data usage to 3D printing and more, construction tech is poised to blast off this year.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    2022's biggest construction conferences

    Many in-person industry events are back on this year. Here is the full rundown.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    AECOM creates user-friendly impact statement for I-11 project

    The company used its PlanEngage software to generate easy-to-navigate public documents for an interstate corridor project near Phoenix.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    DeWalt's Jobsite Pro headphones recalled for fire hazards

    Some wearers reported burns and overheating during charging and use.

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    New York City inches toward drones for building inspections

    Drones have been gaining traction in industrial fields for some time, and offer a usable solution to inspecting buildings high off the ground.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    New report examines roadblocks to construction's digital transformation

    A Dodge Construction Network survey found that while industry workers are open to change, barriers like tech issues and bad data stand in the way of further digitizing their work.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    All-electric Ford F-150 Lightning sparks interest as electric vehicles make waves

    Pickup truck aficionados and first-timers alike are anticipating new electric releases from Ford, Tesla, Rivian and Chevy.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Pepper Construction wins AGC Innovation Award for AR/VR training

    The association also honored an app that can be customized to a jobsite's safety protocols and mobile COVID-19 treatment pods.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    How A.I. can change the way you view your jobsite for the better

    In one year, a construction camera takes at least 25,000 photos of the jobsite. With thousands of photos, this visual data is rarely utilized to its fullest. When paired with an advanced visual data system, unlocking the insight behind the images is easy.

    Oct. 25, 2021
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    9 construction social media influencers to watch

    From Instagram to YouTube to TikTok, these content creators are making waves in the building trades.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    After years of 'Made in China,' suppliers look to alternatives

    The risks of single sourcing from China have been brewing for years, but they bubbled up even more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Oct. 19, 2021
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    Consigli tests robots for automated building layout system

    The Rugged Robotics vehicles create faster, more precise field layouts than humans with chalk and tape measures and could soon have other applications.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Oct. 13, 2021