Innovations in ConTech

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

  • 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. Today, robots can construct an dismantle just about anything. Could your construction jobsite be next?

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Real-Time Technology Benefits People Management In Construction

    How Real-Time Technology Benefits People Management In Construction

    As the saying goes, a company’s greatest asset is its people and this holds true for construction company people management. Discover the latest technology to help you manage your crews.

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  • From BIM to Blockchain In Construction: What You Need to Know

    From BIM to Blockchain In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Blockchain is the platform that many Cryptocurrencies are based on. It’s the ledger system for recording transactions, and it’s making headway in construction.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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