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  • Are Drones Really the Future of Construction? Yes.

    Are Drones Really the Future of Construction? Yes.

    Drones were once a technology commonly associated with the military. But in recent years, these space-age flying objects have become recognizable across multiple industries – including construction.

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  • 7 Signs of Asset MISmanagement in Construction

    7 Signs of Asset MISmanagement in Construction

    What are the signs of asset mismanagement and what could the potential impact be? Discover the 7 signs of asset mismanagement and how to avoid it.

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  • Estimating and Bidding Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make: Part 1

    Estimating and Bidding Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make: Part 1

    This is Part 1 of a two-part series on common estimating and bidding mistakes. In Part 1, Don Kiper takes us through estimating mistakes that you could be making.

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  • 3 Key Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning [VIDEO]

    3 Key Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning [VIDEO]

    If you’re a contractor looking to step up your tech game in the highly-competitive construction industry, 3D laser scanning could be the next logical step towards making your jobs more efficient.

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  • 10 Innovative Women Who Changed the History of the AEC Industry

    10 Innovative Women Who Changed the History of the AEC Industry

    Even though STEM fields have fewer women on boards than other industries, many female engineers have greatly advanced the field. See the ten notable women who changed the history of the AEC industry.

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  • LEGO and Minecraft Can Teach You About BIM

    LEGO and Minecraft Can Teach You About BIM

    If you’re new to Building Information Modeling (BIM), diving in and learning the process can be a bit intimidating. Find out how you can gamify learning BIM through LEGO and Minecraft.

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  • What Is Value Engineering In Cost Estimating?

    What Is Value Engineering In Cost Estimating?

    Value engineering is one of the most commonly misunderstood processes in the world of cost estimating. Learn how you can utilize value engineering for every stage of your construction project.

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  • Tracking the Real Cost of Your Construction Project [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Tracking the Real Cost of Your Construction Project [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The method you use to manage tools and equipment can impact your bottom line. This infographic walks through how to track the real costs of your construction project.

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  • A Look Back at Lasers: the Blindingly Bright Years of Scanning [INFOGRAPHIC]

    A Look Back at Lasers: the Blindingly Bright Years of Scanning [INFOGRAPHIC]

    In the past, 3D Laser Scanning was an idea only made possible by our imaginations. Now, we can use 3D laser scanning to collect data, model, and detail – take a look at the history of laser scanning.

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About Robotics in Construction [VIDEO]

    5 Things You Should Know About Robotics in Construction [VIDEO]

    Construction robotics are challenging the status quo and changing the way owner-operators think about scalability. Watch this video to learn five things you should know about robotics in construction.

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  • The Future of Construction Is Coming, and It's Driven by IoT [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The Future of Construction Is Coming, and It's Driven by IoT [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Check out our Construction IoT infographic and discover what you need to know about the future of Construction and IoT.

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  • What You Need to Know About Design and Construction Technology (Hint, We Are Just BIM-ginning)

    What You Need to Know About Design and Construction Technology (Hint, We Are Just BIM-ginning)

    An array of digital technologies will combine to reshape how the built environment is created for the next generation. Anthony Thompson, BIM Specialist, NYC Dept of Environmental Protection, explains.

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  • 5 Tips for Keeping Tools and Equipment Safe in the Winter [VIDEO]

    5 Tips for Keeping Tools and Equipment Safe in the Winter [VIDEO]

    Are you taking additional measures to ensure your tools and equipment are safe this snowy season? Check out our top five quick tips in our video.

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  • What Could AI Mean for Construction Professionals?

    What Could AI Mean for Construction Professionals?

    Find out how the advancement of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning technologies are making this easier for construction firms to streamline their projects.

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  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About 3D Printing and Scanning

    8 Things You Didn’t Know About 3D Printing and Scanning

    3D printing and 3D scanning are becoming more and more common in the construction industry. Read this article to discover 8 things you might not know about 3D printing and scanning.

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  • Renting or Buying? 5 Key Steps to Evaluating Your Tools and Equipment

    Renting or Buying? 5 Key Steps to Evaluating Your Tools and Equipment

    Discover the five steps that you should take when considering whether to rent or buy as part of your tool and equipment management process.

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  • 4 Steps to Successful BIM Implementation [INFOGRAPHIC]

    4 Steps to Successful BIM Implementation [INFOGRAPHIC]

    If you’ve ever wondered how to properly implement a BIM process for your firm, or even if you’re skeptical about successful adoption, take a look at this infographic on four steps to BIM success!

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  • 5 Surprising Areas Where Prefabrication Is Thriving

    5 Surprising Areas Where Prefabrication Is Thriving

    In recent years, prefabrication has come back into fashion after several decades of being very much out of style. Read this blog post to discover 5 surprising areas where prefabrication is thriving.

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  • VDC and Its Applications in BIM: A Quick Look at Fundamentals

    VDC and Its Applications in BIM: A Quick Look at Fundamentals

    Confused between CAD, BIM and VDC and how each technique can be used to achieve certain results? Fear not, we cover the key fundamentals of each of these in this helpful blog post!

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  • How to Use BIM Data in VR to Improve Coordination Workflow in Design, Construction, & FM

    How to Use BIM Data in VR to Improve Coordination Workflow in Design, Construction, & FM

    Ken Shigemitsu, Director of IT/BIM Technology at Shalom Baranes & Associates explains how COBie Data in mixed reality can improve the BIM workflow for everyone involved.

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