Innovations in ConTech

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

  • 5 Ways to Reduce Embodied Carbon on Your Next Building Project

    5 Ways to Reduce Embodied Carbon on Your Next Building Project

    How does the construction industry contribute to climate change and what can we do about it?

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  • What Is the Future of Mixed Reality in Construction?

    What Is the Future of Mixed Reality in Construction?

    Experts Answer Construction's Toughest Questions: Part 4

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  • Innovative Solutions to Unique Challenges Facing Small to Midsize Construction Companies

    Innovative Solutions to Unique Challenges Facing Small to Midsize Construction Companies

    How smaller construction firms solve challenges like limited visibility and access to bids, hiring and retaining skilled people, thin margins, embracing change and more.

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  • The Benefits of AI In Construction

    The Benefits of AI In Construction

    About 7 percent of the world's labor force is employed in the construction industry, so it is a major sector of the world economy. Individuals and businesses spend $10 trillion per year...

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  • Exoskeletons for Construction Workers Are Marching On-Site

    Exoskeletons for Construction Workers Are Marching On-Site

    Exoskeletons for construction workers are helping reduce injuries, enhance strength, and make work more productive.

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  • 8 Ways Augmented and Mixed Reality Improves Remote Collaboration and Worker Safety

    8 Ways Augmented and Mixed Reality Improves Remote Collaboration and Worker Safety

    A list of use cases for augmented and mixed reality that can help construction workers improve remote collaboration and worker safety during COVID-19 social distancing restrictions.

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  • This CEO Is Using IoT Technology to Transform the Construction Industry

    This CEO Is Using IoT Technology to Transform the Construction Industry

    IoT can transform industries. Construction, while not leading in adoption, isn’t far behind. IoT technology is moving into the construction of new buildings, their maintenance, and their operation.

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  • The Ultimate Phrasebook for IoT in Construction

    The Ultimate Phrasebook for IoT in Construction

    What is IoT in Construction? The Ultimate Phrasebook for IoT in Construction will provide you with a complete glossary of definitions you need to know and pro tips for your firm!

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  • What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Blockchain and Smart Contracts

    What Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Blockchain and Smart Contracts

    There’s a lot of hype currently surrounding Blockchain and the great things it can do and be for the construction industry. But there are some aspects of the conversation that people are getting wrong

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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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  • The Top 5 Features of a Construction Asset Management Software Solution

    The Top 5 Features of a Construction Asset Management Software Solution

    Tool mismanagement can impact the efficiency and productivity of the business wasting time and money. That’s where construction asset management software comes in.

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  • How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    There’s a lot of talk in the construction industry about the use of robotic technologies. Read on to see how robots are gaining traction and how far we are away from robots building everything.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mixed Reality In Construction Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat [VIDEO]

    Mixed Reality In Construction Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat [VIDEO]

    Mixed reality in construction is here and the Microsoft HoloLens Trimble hard hat solution has dissolved the lines between reality and fiction on construction sites. Watch this video to see how.

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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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  • 5 Tough Questions for Construction Experts [VIDEO]

    5 Tough Questions for Construction Experts [VIDEO]

    Construction experts answer questions about the future of BIM, robots in construction, labor shortages and talent retention, mixed reality in construction, and the Constructible Process.

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  • Keeping Your Business Connected with Trimble7:16

    Keeping Your Business Connected with Trimble

    Watch this video recap to learn how Trimble MEP is there to support our customers during this time of social distancing. Get all the latest updates on: https://go.mep.trimble.com/remote-working

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  • How IoT Can Help Make Cities More Sustainable

    How IoT Can Help Make Cities More Sustainable

    With more and more construction firms riding the wave of digitalization and innovation, the Internet of Things (IoT) technology is being used in making building construction eco-friendly.

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