There's no question that the typical project involves hundreds or even thousands of moving pieces, and keeping track of them all can turn into a logistical nightmare. Though this has long been considered simply business as usual, have you ever stopped to wonder just how much time you're losing to common administrative tasks? Some of the most routine parts of your job are, in fact, real productivity killers that eat up hours of your week. When you add up those losses across all members of your team and through the lifespan of your project, the price tag of lost productivity due to everyday administrative tasks can be staggering.
By Chad Hollingsworth, CEO, Triax Technologies
Closing Construction's Skilled Labor Gap with Technology
Many millennials, who have pursued four-year college degrees and are concerned about company culture and professional development, tend to overlook construction and the trades entirely. Also, since technology is an integral part of their daily lives and construction is one of the least digitized industries, it doesn't help the industry's image. A 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) study found that only 3 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25 who knew which career they wanted to pursue would choose construction. With job growth in construction expected to double the national average over the next decade, and nearly three-quarters of general contractors reporting having difficulty finding skilled workers this year, something clearly needs to change.
By Sandesh Joshi, President and co-founder of Indovance Inc
The rise of Augmented and Virtual Reality systems should not take anyone by surprise, as the foundations have been present for decades. The first head-mounted display for immersive simulations was created in 1968, and Building Information Modeling was debuted shortly thereafter. As computers displaced pen and paper, basic 3D rendering became a matter of course, expected by clients as part of the design package.