Posted on 11/30/2016 8:15 AM By Dave Wagner
Modern building and infrastructure projects generate a lot of data, and it’s only going to keep growing. In 2004, a large project generated roughly 100 gigabytes of data; today, that stat has risen to 6.5 terabytes of data. Because building and infrastructure projects live and die by project information, many risks are associated with properly managing it.
Posted on 11/2/2016 7:56 PM By Duane Gleason
When used to drive estimating best practices, 5-D BIM provides unprecedented efficiency, along with the flexibility and accuracy to turn around big estimates quickly, inform better decision-making and drive cost predictability. More importantly, 5-D BIM saves estimators time by avoiding tedious takeoff exercises and allows them to focus on more critical factors, such as risk mitigation and owner and subcontractor relationship management.
Posted on 11/2/2016 7:19 PM By Brett Wheless
Today’s savvy facility executives should take the appropriate measures to connect disparate energy systems, leverage intelligent building analytics capabilities and bring in trusted partners to help guarantee that all opportunities to cut energy consumption are being addressed.
Posted on 9/26/2016 5:43 AM By Luke Hansen
As construction companies look to adopt new technology, they ought to keep the human factor in mind. Involving the team, setting and enforcing expectations, and doing so swiftly and fully are what will allow a company to succeed.
Posted on 8/24/2016 12:37 PM By Itamar Roth
In view of the ongoing transformation of the building automation industry, spearheaded by the IoT revolution, the lighting system is considered to be the most suitable infrastructure to carry on the smart building mission. A digital ceiling that uses smart sensors incorporated into lighting fixtures creates an affordable and scalable option for system providers, building owners and facility managers.
Posted on 8/24/2016 12:31 PM By Terence Douglas
Cloud-based JHA tools are gaining ground in helping construction companies scale limited safety resources. Through the use of wireless smart devices, subscribers to cloud-based JHA tools can develop and manage a company’s entire library of JHAs from the hood of a truck at the construction site or from their desk anywhere in the world.
Posted on 8/24/2016 12:03 PM By Ron Antevy
Facility owners have historically been left out of the construction project management technology game, as most platforms and tools focused on innovations for contractors, architects and engineers. That trend is changing with the rise and expansion of project management information systems (PMIS) designed specifically for owners. Even so, PMIS usage among owners and contractors has room to improve to facilitate better project execution.
Posted on 8/24/2016 10:59 AM By Brett Casson
Having a deep understanding of the supply chain is critical to the success of modular construction projects. A surge in work that incorporates advanced fabrication technologies will radically change the entire industry in the near future.
Posted on 8/24/2016 10:43 AM By Christian Burger and Todd Ellsworth
With the promise of IoT, mobile, cloud and other emerging technologies, contracting companies cannot slow their pursuit of technology. In fact, construction companies are going to be faced with more options, greater demand, increased complexity and higher costs.
Posted on 8/24/2016 10:32 AM By Scott Hazy and Justin Snell
If the wire transfer has been initiated by an approved company employee, there is not much chance of recovering the funds. The bank is not held liable as long as it follows the proper protocols. Once the fraud is discovered, contact the bank’s fraud department immediately and direct it to stop the payment and freeze the recipient account. Typically, the funds are cleared out within hours of the transfer, so acting fast is imperative.