Innovations in ConTech

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

  • 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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  • How to Calculate the ROI of Construction Estimating Software

    How to Calculate the ROI of Construction Estimating Software

    When your estimators have been relying on traditional methods like spreadsheets to produce estimates, making the leap to construction estimating software can be a big one.

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  • How Mixed Reality Is Revolutionizing Facility Management

    How Mixed Reality Is Revolutionizing Facility Management

    Mixed reality merges the digital and physical worlds. Learn how this technology helps facility managers make sense of 3D models.

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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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  • Exploring the Potential of Kinetic Buildings

    Exploring the Potential of Kinetic Buildings

    Kinetic architecture is a growing trend for its structural versatility and functional adaptability. This is the future of dynamic architecture and something to consider for your next building project.

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  • Tough Questions With Constructible Experts [VIDEO]

    Tough Questions With Constructible Experts [VIDEO]

    We put five constructible experts in a room and asked them some of the industry’s toughest questions. Here's what happened.

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  • 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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  • Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    One of the biggest trends in the industrial industry at the moment is Internet of Things (IoT). But how will this trend affect the MEP industry?

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  • Automation is Driving the MEP CAD Market

    Automation is Driving the MEP CAD Market

    Automation is impacting every phase of design and construction, and it’s advancing at a breakneck speed. Here are some of the most recent impacts, and what you can expect in the near future.

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  • Did Laborers Fear the Wheel? Why New Tech Means New Skills

    Did Laborers Fear the Wheel? Why New Tech Means New Skills

    As technology continues to expand into every workplace, the idea of “work” is changing. While this process may push us outside our comfort zones, it also opens up opportunity for construction workers.

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  • A (Very) Brief History of the Construction Industry

    A (Very) Brief History of the Construction Industry

    The history of the construction industry is as old as humankind. Learn about some major industry turning points and see how we arrived at the state of construction we know today.

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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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  • 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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  • The LOD on the LOD

    The LOD on the LOD

    The low down on the LOD. In the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM), the term 'LOD' gets thrown around a lot – but what does it really mean? Read this post to find out.

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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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