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The Construction Jobs of Today May Require Different Skills for Success Tomorrow

Much of the current conversation about the future of work in the United States revolves around fears of technology making workers obsolete. But, the discussion can’t only be about how automation will change the nature of work or how machines will replace human workers. For some time now, the construction profession has been in decline […]

5 Ways Construction Technology Can Transform Plan vs Performance

Nobody understands better than a construction professional the vast difference between what goes down on paper and what actually happens in the field–i.e., the plan versus performance. Whether it’s rework, cost overruns, scheduling delays, or rapidly shrinking profit margins, the plan never truly survives contact with reality. Fortunately embracing advancing construction technology can help keep plans on […]

Daylight Building Helps Patients Recover Faster

Daylighting promotes healing and wellness at the Florida Hospital for Women at Orlando Campus. Growing research demonstrates that patients recover faster and better from illness or surgery in settings that offer abundant daylight and views to the outdoors. The new award-winning Florida Hospital for Women, Orlando Campus will eventually have 336 licensed beds in the […]

Projects Where Risk Management Takes Center Stage

Projects like these, where resilience is central to their design and construction, are becoming more commonplace, as developers and their AEC teams adopt positive measures to give their property assets a fighting chance of surviving the ravages of natural disasters, and to minimize recovery costs. On July 28, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection […]

Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope Gets Go-Ahead

The ruling could allow the project to move forward after years of delays and opposition. A $1.4 billion telescope project has finally gotten the go-ahead to resume construction high up on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano. The state’s Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) announced Friday (Sept. 29) that it has decided to approve a construction […]

Construction & Closing Delays – Hurricane Irma Spared Real Estate Market

Hurricane Irma’s effect on South Florida’s vibrant real estate market is not likely to be much more than the hassles of delayed home deliveries and closings, industry observers say. Twelve years ago, Hurricane Wilma swept across Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties, causing major damage to roofs. Blue tarps became a common sight in many […]

Digital Banking – Battle for the Home Screen

The growth in digital banking is showing no signs of slowing down. Convenience, speed, and security aren’t just extra benefits in consumers’ minds anymore. They are now a standard requirement of the rapidly changing customer-bank relationship. As a rule, traditional bank institutions struggle to build a loyal customer base, while the newly emerging digital-only banks, […]

Graphene: The Game-Changing Material of the Future

Technology is only as good as the materials it is made from. Much of the modern information era would not be possible without silicon and Moore’s Law, and electric cars would be much less viable without recent advances in the material science behind lithium-ion batteries. That’s why graphene, a two-dimensional super-material made from carbon, is so exciting. […]

6 Ways Construction Technology Has Transformed the Industry

From using your smartphone at work to aerial drones mapping and surveying the job site, the construction industry is exploding into new realms with the technology of today. Digital blueprint apps and cutting-edge software manage every facet of a project without having to lay a brick, while 3D imaging and gadgets have lent a whole new […]