Smart Building

Smart Building Technology Creating a Safer Workplace

A smart building utilizes the latest computational tech to maximize energy efficiency and safety. For example, Internet of Things (IoT) devices can be distributed throughout such buildings, allowing environmental controls, energy use, and personnel activity to be monitored proactively. A man walking from one room or floor to another need [...]

Green Buildings

Green Building for a Sustainable Future

Now that the environment has become a leading social and business issue of deep concern, green development is on the rise. The growing awareness of climate change is driving green initiatives to the forefront in the construction industry and beyond. Here’s a look at how green buildings are contributing to [...]

Sustainable Building

Sustainability and IoT: Designing the Buildings of Tomorrow

Architects and designers can play a big role in making sustainable buildings that are attractive and comfortable for each person who uses them. In addition to including sustainable design concepts in new construction, sustainable design advocates commonly encourage retrofitting existing buildings rather than building anew. Retrofitting an existing building can [...]

AR and VR in Construction

AR and VR in Construction: How It’s Ruling the Industry for 2021 and Beyond

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have been used in the entertainment industry for many decades. However, these technologies aren’t only used in those situations. In fact, AR and VR are becoming popular for many construction operations. There are many uses for these technologies, such as advanced simulators to [...]

BIM Technology

BIM Technology: Advancing Digital Adoption in Building and Construction

Things used to move slowly in the construction industry. But not anymore. There has been increased demand for new advancements, leading to innovation and cutting-edge trends. More than anything else, modern construction is impacted by the Building Information Modeling (BIM) revolution.  Construction projects today are much more efficient, thanks to [...]

Construction Technology

How Modern Technologies Pave the Way for Digital Construction

The construction industry is helping pioneer what’s called “digital transformation” in which businesses become more cloud-based, digital, and interactive. Here’s a look at how construction technology is improving the construction industry and beyond with greater accuracy, speed, and analytical capabilities. Related: Connected Jobsites: How IoT Is Streamlining Construction Virtual and [...]

Connected Jobsites

Connected Jobsites: How IoT Is Streamlining Construction

IoT is now facilitating what are known as connected jobsites. With IoT, all personnel can have access to relevant data wherever they happen to be across the site. Read on: How IoT is Changing the Construction Industry Benefits of Connected Jobsites Thanks to IoT, connected jobsites become possible, and the [...]

Robots in Construction

Robots in Construction: A Changing Workforce

Even though you frequently hear about robots taking jobs from humans, this dystopian warning has been more speculated than practiced. By 2018, slightly under 10 percent of manufacturers were using industrial robots. But prototypes for construction robots have come a long way since they were introduced in 1979. Here’s a [...]

IoT in Civil Engineering

How IoT Is Transforming Civil Engineering

The smarter technology gets, the more interactive and interconnected larger systems become. That’s certainly the case with IoT in civil engineering, as sensors that monitor and transmit data are showing up everywhere in society. Utilities, manufacturers, and supply chains were early pioneers of this empowering digital technology, and now many other [...]

IoT in Construction

How IoT is Changing the Construction Industry

The construction industry has not stopped evolving for the past thirty years. Innovations are shaking up the building sector, which is increasingly open to the development of technological concepts such as connected objects and IoT (Internet of Things). These tools help improve the speed of construction, the efficiency of workers, [...]