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.

What does Katerra's demise mean for the contech and modular industries?

Once valued at $4 billion, the firm was not able to convince developers and builders to move away from their traditional subcontractors.

• Published Oct. 13, 2021

Contractors lost $1.8 trillion globally in 2020 due to bad data, new report says

• Published Sept. 22, 2021

ConTech Conversations: CEO says robots can't replace human workers

Versatile co-founder Meirav Oren talks with Construction Dive about technology's role in solving some of the industry's biggest problems.

• Published Sept. 29, 2021

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.

• Published Oct. 13, 2021

Construction technology funding skyrockets to record levels

• Published Oct. 6, 2021

Ring launches security system for jobsites

• Published Oct. 6, 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.

included in this trendline
  • 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.