9 Construction Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

| January 2, 2019

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL)

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) introduced the world’s first digital relay in 1984, revolutionizing the power protection industry by offering fault locating and other features for a fraction of the cost of earlier systems.


How COVID-19 Is Affecting Construction Bidding & Jobsite Activity

Article | April 3, 2020

It’s been 12 23 days since the World Health Organization proclaimed the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. In the U.S., as of March 23 April 3, there have been approximately 38,500 245,000 cases and over 400 6,000 deaths due to the virus. The situation is really starting to worsen as we’re seeing more states, counties, and cities choose to close nonessential businesses or issue some sort of stay at home or shelter in place orders. These include states like California, Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania.

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Article | May 13, 2021

Theconstruction industryhas long been challenged by a number of inefficiencies. As countries across the world look to stimulate their economies into recovery, investment in infrastructure and construction projects is at the forefront for many—meaning now is the time for construction companies to face and resolve their inefficiencies. In an earlier blog I looked atkey trends in the industry for 2021and noted that increasing productivity is still one of the major hurdles that the industry needs to overcome. However while there is no one-size-fits all to resolving this, there are some general themes that can be adopted by all who are ready to transition to a more dynamic, agile and profitable construction company which is centered around the adoption of best practices.

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Ensuring the security of engineering software

Article | February 28, 2020

Commercial organizations and government agencies are common targets of cyber-attacks due to the valuable information they possess. In one dramatic example, information related to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, P-8 Poseidon patrol plane, C-130 Hercules cargo plane, Joint Direct Attack Munition bomb, and future Australian Navy ships was ex filtrated from an Australian defense firm in November of 2016. The increased frequency and severe consequences of cyber-security breaches have alarmed large corporations around the world. As a result, companies are taking greater measures to secure their information throughout their supply chains.

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Going from hot and cold testing of engines to a robust end-of-line testing system for electrified vehicles

Article | February 21, 2020

The current trend of electrification in the automotive industry challenges not only the development teams, but also the production lines and quality testing. While the ICE (internal combustion engine) production rely on the well-established hot and cold testing of engines applying vibration and sound measurements; assembly of electrified vehicles requires new advanced end-of-line (EoL) testing methods and standards.

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