10 Construction News Stories that Shaped May 2019

| May 30, 2019

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With Memorial Day Weekend now come and gone, the construction summer season has officially begun for jobsites across the U.S. Whether you’re catching up from the holiday weekend or trying to balance work during this busy time of year, it’s essential to take a moment to catch up on the latest industry news.

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The Importance of Safety on Construction Sites

Article | February 13, 2020

Not only does safety on construction sites protect your workers, but it also keeps the public safe. Construction sites are usually located in busy areas where the general public is coming and going. Inadequate safety protocols can allow objects to fall on innocent bystanders, putting people not even connected to the project at high risk.

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Providing complete digital environment to AEC Industry

Article | February 13, 2020

Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms use GIS and BIM solutions mostly for planning purposes. GIS helps identify site related issues; BIM supports building related activities. We see more AEC firms getting interested in post construction lifecycle phases too, helping facility owners renovate existing facilities. Having a good GIS/BIM dataset helps reduce the cost.

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ENGINEERING TECH

AI in Real-World Robotics

Article | February 13, 2020

While experts debate the finer points of what constitutes a true general artificial intelligence (AI) and the various steps that can get us there, it isn’t in any doubt that robots are getting smarter –and learning how to make better decisions-- thanks to various AI-related systems. From the autonomous cars on our roads and the autonomous mobile robots in the world’s warehouses through to AI-powered machine vision systems, edge computing in manufacturing environments, and agricultural drones that can process huge amounts of data on the fly, AI greatly enhances robot performance by providing bots with intelligent decision-making capabilities based on an analysis of billions of data points coupled with neural network and deep learning strategies. Crucially, AI enables robots to be more flexible, while at the same time enhancing traceability across all types of automation processes.

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The Risks, Barriers and Opportunities of BIM

Article | February 13, 2020

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is revolutionizing the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry worldwide. For many public sector and major projects, BIM has become the required method of working. Yet, despite the increasing acceptance and use of BIM, there are still some barriers to its adoption.

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