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FAQs on Machine Learning in Construction

Machine learning in construction has arrived and is helping construction executives and project leaders find real-time insights for managing and reducing risk on a daily basis.

Machine learning is based on the concept that algorithms can parse huge amounts of data, learn from it and then predict something based on what it has learned. Machine learning is usually considered a subset of artificial intelligence, which is the broader concept of a machine being able to carry out tasks for humans (e.g., autonomous/self-driving cars).

How Field Service Technicians Are Reaching Higher Levels of Efficiency and Ensuring Safer Jobsites

The availability of more data will make sensors smarter, and usher in the opportunity for analytics programs to not only optimize and streamline field service, but also push jobsites capable of time and money-saving measures towards a zero downtime reality. 

An Inside Job: Use Indoor Construction Cameras to Monitor Workflow and Safety

Indoor construction cameras can give project managers the ability to remotely monitor interior construction on multiple jobsites. They can provide the immediate benefit of helping managers discover chokepoints in the workflow and where improvements can be made in safety and security. 

How Technology-enabled Collaboration Will Streamline Engineering Economics

  Fueled by the adoption of the cloud and new advancements in information management, machine learning and big data, fabricators and manufacturers will become more agile, gaining more control and predictability of their supply chain.

Construction’s Cybersecurity Challenge

  In today’s evolving information technology world, addressing security risks can be critical to sustaining a strong brand in the industry. Businesses must take the steps necessary to protect their information and avoid damaging interruption of operations or, worse, becoming the next headline. 

Balfour Beatty: Construction Sites Will Be Human-free by 2050

Robots are already in use on the jobsite, filling roles from overhead photography and surveying to worker and equipment tracking, and even site access and security. Technology on the horizon includes teams of remotely controlled machines that can work together efficiently. 

Leverage Valuable Data to Build Better, Faster and Leaner

  The real value of data is making it work. Contractors can amass a mountain of usable information, but valuable insight is lost without a system in place to turn that data into action. The great news is the construction industry now has the tools to mine the data that help contractors build smarter. 

Four Tips to Make Sure Drones Don’t Leave You High and Dry

  A decent amount of red tape comes with the adoption of drones in the workplace, so here is what construction owners and contractors can do to avoid putting their companies and crews at risk.

The Power of Prefabrication to Generate Efficiencies and Cost Savings

  Prefabrication no longer means “looks like all the others.” Today, the power of prefabrication exhibits how design technology and manufacturing can work together to improve the industry while still producing unique and visually appealing structures.

Social Media Land Mines: Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights

Social media law is a relatively new area for companies active in the construction industry, and the laws around this topic, much like the networks themselves, are evolving at a rapid pace. Legal counsel should be poised to help businesses efficiently develop a social media policy and be available to provide advice on content before it’s posted, should there be any concerns on the subject. 
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