Innovations in ConTech

All about construction technology – the latest, the greatest and what you need to know.

  • 3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D Scanning Myths, Debunked

    3D laser scanning is your most cost-effective and efficient solution to streamline the collection of accurate measurement data on complicated construction projects. But here are some myths debunked.

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  • Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    While building sites have always been attractive targets for thieves, the construction industry is now facing attacks in a relatively new area: cyberspace.

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  • State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    State of Construction 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The results are in! We surveyed over 1,000 construction professionals in the MEP and field professions to determine the state of construction in North America. Read on to learn more.

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  • How to Manage Your Construction Operations With Telematics

    How to Manage Your Construction Operations With Telematics

    Telematics refers to the long-distance transmission of data. It has been regarded as the basis for tracking the GPS location of vehicles. However, this technology is advancing quickly in construction.

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  • Blockchain and BIM: Does Construction Really Need This Right Now? (Revisited)

    Blockchain and BIM: Does Construction Really Need This Right Now? (Revisited)

    Following the success of my first BIM and Blockchain article, I received many comments and responses from people both inside and outside of the construction industry. Here are my thoughts, revisited.

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  • Next in BIM: City Information Modeling (CIM)

    Next in BIM: City Information Modeling (CIM)

    The way we think about buildings has radically transformed with the advent of Building Information Modeling (BIM), but a holistic, data-driven approach to wider city planning still lags behind.

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  • Flexible Solar Cells Could Let Buildings Generate Their Own Power

    Flexible Solar Cells Could Let Buildings Generate Their Own Power

    Imagine a high-rise, downtown office building doubling as a power plant. The image isn’t so farfetched and will probably be realized in the not-so-distant future.

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  • This Concrete Saves Lives

    This Concrete Saves Lives

    Crumb rubber concrete mixes rubber from used tires into standard concrete. But would you believe it could save your life?

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  • Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Centuries-Old Monolithic Construction Is On the Rise

    Monolithic construction is becoming more common in the US, but not how you might think. Buildings constructed this way aren’t huge monoliths towering over city blocks. Here’s what you should know.

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  • Apple's Daisy Robot Can Dismantle Your iPhone. Is Your Jobsite Next? [VIDEO]

    Apple's Daisy Robot Can Dismantle Your iPhone. Is Your Jobsite Next? [VIDEO]

    Apple’s Daisy robot can dismantle an iPhone in precisely 18 seconds.

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  • 3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    Understanding building science is important when working with an old building envelope. While opinions differ about the best way to renovate, one undeniable tool is 3D laser scanning.

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  • Getting Smart on Site: Everything You Need to Know About IoT & Smart Construction

    Getting Smart on Site: Everything You Need to Know About IoT & Smart Construction

    Smart construction with IoT tech lets you track everything from tool and equipment location, to wear and tear—all while monitoring site conditions and worker health. The only limit is your imagination

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  • Rotating Skyscraper In Dubai Must Use BIM [VIDEO]

    Rotating Skyscraper In Dubai Must Use BIM [VIDEO]

    Building principles go back centuries but architecture is always evolving. Physical laws remain but sometimes an innovation arises, making us rethink the realms of possibility— the rotating skyscraper

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  • Scan to BIM Best Practices: What You Need to Know

    Scan to BIM Best Practices: What You Need to Know

    Whether you’re thinking about getting started in 3D laser scanning or you’ve been doing it for years, this guide reviews scan to BIM best practices for construction crews of every level.

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  • These Manufacturing Executives Use IoT to Increase Profit and Drive Value for Customers [Interviews]

    These Manufacturing Executives Use IoT to Increase Profit and Drive Value for Customers [Interviews]

    We interviewed Executives from Schneider Electric, ABB, Lutron, and Mestek to find out just how these manufacturing powerhouses are using IoT (Internet of Things) to drive value for their customers.

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  • SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    SpaceX to Mars City: How to Build on Mars

    Humans have been fascinated with Mars for centuries, and today the idea of building on Mars is no longer science fiction. We are crossing the next frontier, uncovering how to build on Mars.

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  • New Horizontal Elevator Will Make You Rethink Megacity Construction

    New Horizontal Elevator Will Make You Rethink Megacity Construction

    A new elevator ditches the ropes, harnesses linear motor technology, and allows multiple cars to move in a single shaft in different directions. It’s changing the way megacities are built.

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  • 2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    The construction industry is in a state of transformation: from flat to fat; from two to three dimensions. 3D models in construction aren't just a thing of the future, they're here to stay.

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  • 10 BIM Trends in the MEP Industry for 2018

    10 BIM Trends in the MEP Industry for 2018

    Thinking about adding BIM (Building Information Modeling) to your process? Here are the top 10 BIM trends to watch in the MEP industry this year.

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  • The Future of Building Design in 5 Minutes or Less

    The Future of Building Design in 5 Minutes or Less

    The future of building design is far too deep and rich a topic to cover in five minutes or less. Here are the top trends that are much easier to wrap your head around.

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