Innovations in Tech

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  • These Two Technologies Shape the Future of MEP

    These Two Technologies Shape the Future of MEP

    Construction is evolving —pencil and paper processes are in the past. The future is here, and there are two driving forces propelling construction technology to a whole new level of efficiency.

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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 industry is undergoing an inevitable change that will increase business intelligence across processes, people and technology. In the past three years, the...

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  • 10 trends in the MEP industry until 2020 [infographic]

    10 trends in the MEP industry until 2020 [infographic]

    From blockchain to robotics: Discover 10 key trends that will transform the way MEP contractors work.

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  • What is “Scan to BIM”?

    What is “Scan to BIM”?

    If you are working in the construction industry, you have probably come across the term ‘Scan to BIM’ or ‘Field to BIM’ at some point. Or, you may have noticed your construction partners using a...

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  • How the Constructible Process Will Transform 2020

    How the Constructible Process Will Transform 2020

    The construction industry is on the cusp of a massive transformation. BIM is no longer enough. This best practice approach to digital transformation is The Constructible Process...

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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

    The construction industry is in the thick of a thrilling transformation, contractors around the world are transitioning their operations to integrate new technologies, ideas, and opportunities....

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  • 3 Structures That Were Nearly Impossible to Build Without BIM

    3 Structures That Were Nearly Impossible to Build Without BIM

    Architects are pushing the boundaries of construction capabilities and creating designs like never before. Learn how BIM is innovating the way buildings are designed and maintained.

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  • The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    Experts are predicting that there could be at least one mile-high skyscraper by 2050. There's also likely to be a trend of buildings over 3,200 feet high. What kind of tech will it take to bring...

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  • How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    When humans talked about robots 20 years ago, it was mostly still the stuff of imagination. Back then, we could barely envision a world where robots could effectively complete tasks that were...

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  • The Truth About Setting Out

    The Truth About Setting Out

    Companies across the world have been using Robotic Total Stations (RTS) on construction sites for many years... but why haven't the UK adapted as well to this technology?

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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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  • 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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  • Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Every year, more than 500 fatal crashes happen in U.S. work zones and more than 100 road construction workers are killed on their work sites. Speed and distraction contribute to those crashes,...

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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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  • Football Stadiums of the Future

    Football Stadiums of the Future

    Today's NFL teams in are in an arms race for superlatives, chasing the honors of biggest and best, even if only for a few years. In pursuit of a winning strategy, stadium designers are changing...

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  • Automation is Driving the CAD Market

    Automation is Driving the 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.   The co

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  • How to Manage Your Construction Operations With Telematics

    How to Manage Your Construction Operations With Telematics

    What is Telematics? Telematics refers to the long-distance transmission of computer-based information. It has long been regarded as being the basis for tracking the GPS location of vehicles....

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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 a lot of comments and responses from people both inside and outside of the construction industry on why this pursuit for...

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  • Flexible Solar Cells Could Let Buildings Generate Their Own Power

    Flexible Solar Cells Could Let Buildings Generate Their Own Power

    Imagine a high-rise, downtown office building doubling as a power plant. The image isn’t so farfetched and will probably be realized in the not-so-distant future, says Hannah Bürckstümmer,...

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