Construction Technology

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Note from the editor

The construction industry has a reputation for being slow to adopt new technologies. While most contractors in the U.S. are small businesses with little bandwidth for trying out new products, we at Construction Dive hear about new technological advancements, both jobsite solutions and software aids, practically every day.

But technology is more than cutting-edge, state-of-the-art products like drones, digital cameras and wearables. Construction tech can also apply to bookkeeping, cybersecurity, payments and other common business solutions.

As construction faces an uphill battle of a jobs crisis and a global pandemic, Construction Dive has covered both the exciting new technological achievements and the day-to-day software tools needed to keep a jobsite running smoothly. Read on for more about the state of construction technology today.

I-95 bridge moved in 3 hours using remote-controlled tech

Instead of a month-long demolition, contractor Mammoet used transporters to pick up a bridge over the highway and move it in less than a day.

• Published Aug. 24, 2021

7 ways to hack a construction firm and how to prevent them

• Published Aug. 11, 2021

3,800-square-foot 3D-printed barracks built on military base

• Published Aug. 25, 2021

Tech 101: Autonomous machinery

While the construction industry's adoption of driverless equipment has been slow, the technology is beginning to make inroads with contractors.

• Published July 21, 2021

Don't wait for problems to improve tech, says expert

At the recent CFMA Conference, James Benham gave contractors advice to generate better return on investments.

• Published Aug. 18, 2021

College to offer bachelor's degree in BIM

• Published July 28, 2021

Construction technology revolutionizing the industry

As construction faces an uphill battle of a jobs crisis and a global pandemic, Construction Dive has covered both the exciting new technological achievements and the day-to-day software tools needed to keep a jobsite running smoothly.

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  • I-95 bridge moved in 3 hours using remote-controlled tech
  • 3,800-square-foot 3D-printed barracks built on military base
  • Tech 101: Autonomous machinery
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Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.