Innovations in ConTech

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

  • These Two Technologies Shape the Future of MEP

    These Two Technologies Shape the Future of MEP

    Construction processes are evolving. Learn how automation and machine learning enhance the capabilities of CAD and field layout.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    Across all sectors of construction, poor productivity can mean major problems. But now, firms are discovering these five things to cut down on construction inefficiencies.

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  • Ensuring a Smooth Technology Transformation

    Ensuring a Smooth Technology Transformation

    Most contractors that want to remain competitive know they’ll have to make the move to the cloud, but how do you ensure you do so in a way that is best for your organization? You need a plan.

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  • 7 Tech Trends Driving the Construction Industry

    7 Tech Trends Driving the Construction Industry

    Brighter times have finally hit the construction industry. Yet, with lagging productivity rates and a tough labor market, how will you keep up with demand for construction services?

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  • Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

    Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

    There are strong signals that the construction industry is undergoing an inevitable change that will increase business intelligence across processes, people and technology. Don't be left behind.

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  • 2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    Keeping tabs on the latest industry trends and technologies will be crucial for success in the coming year. Here are 8 key construction industry trends for 2019.

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  • The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    Experts predict there could be at least one mile-high skyscraper by 2050. There's also a likely trend of buildings over 3,200 feet high. What kind of tech will bring these buildings to life?

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  • How to Save 87.5% on Every Layout Point

    How to Save 87.5% on Every Layout Point

    If you're a layout technician, you might be doing layout the old fashioned or manual way. This could mean losing time, money, and valuable resources.

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  • CAD to CAM to Field

    CAD to CAM to Field

    A factory operating without human intervention. While this reality may not be ‘full-blown’ today, CAD and CAM developments are quickly reshaping the reality of manufacturing.

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  • 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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