Technology

    The Benefits of BIM For Design Firms

    By Steve Jones, Senior Director, Industry Insights Research Since 2008 Dodge has been formally studying the adoption and uses of BIM (Building Information Modeling) and model-based technologies that leverage BIM data around the world. These research studies have been published as free reports with the goal of quantifying this rapidly advancing trend and helping everyone better understand how they are participating in the digital transformation that BIM is driving.   Our latest report, Accelerating Digital Transformation Through BIM, is based on… Read More »The Benefits of BIM For Design Firms

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      Modernizing Oil and Gas Equipment Maintenance Strategies

      While the major price swings of oil in the last decade may seem likethey’re firmly in the past, the future of the oil and gas sector is anythingbut certain. Many companies have learned lessons from the industry’sunexpected turns and implemented processes that are designed to avoidpast mistakes and oversights. But one area that’s too frequently overlookedby oil and gas companies are their maintenance programs.

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        Is It Time to Step Up Cybersecurity?

        By Donna Laquidara-Carr, Ph.D., LEED AP The following article originally appeared on constructionbusinessowner.com. New technologies for use on construction projects have the potential to help contractors deliver better projects on schedule, on budget and more safely. However, that new technology also brings new risks into the construction industry.  Like every other major industry across the globe, contractors need to be concerned about cybersecurity, especially as they shift to more data-driven approaches to managing their projects.  But how prepared is the… Read More »Is It Time to Step Up Cybersecurity?

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          Elevating Project Control Workflows with 5D BIM

          Our previous Project Agility through 4D BIM webinar demonstrated how to execute projects agilely through 4D BIM. Now, take your project control workflows to the next level with HxGN Smart Build™ Project Controls.   In this webinar learn how to build upon the foundation set by HxGN Smart Build Insight and elevate to a 5D BIM workflow by seamlessly linking the 3D model, schedule, and budget/cost. HxGN Smart Build Project Controls enables additional functionality like cost control, budgeting & forecasting, change… Read More »Elevating Project Control Workflows with 5D BIM

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            Digitizing Completions to Increase Project Performance and Value

            It’s time to challenge the status quo of poor project performance. There is no doubt that COVID-19 has had an enormous effect on the world’s economy. But as countries start to open up, experts across the globe are hoping for a construction-led recovery. The World Economic Forum has called on governments to invest in sustainable, technologically advanced and resilient infrastructure projects. It reports that low- and middle-income countries could see a $4 return for every $1 spent on such civil… Read More »Digitizing Completions to Increase Project Performance and Value

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              HxGN Smart Build & Skanska Partner to Drive Digital Building Construction Vision

              Hexagon and Skanska have partnered to solve digital construction challenges by implementing innovative construction technologies, including HxGN Smart Build. In this video, discover the visions of both Hexagon and Skanska, as well as how this partnership focuses on consolidating all aspects of Skanska’s estimation, design, planning, scheduling and pre-construction. Learn more about HxGN Smart Build here, https://hexagonppm.com/hxgn-smart-build

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                Reality Capture: Helping to Increase Safety and Productivity in Civil Construction

                Of all the new technology available to improve construction projects, reality capture perhaps holds the greatest promise. It covers a broad span of technology, from sophisticated laser scanning devices to the cameras on phones and the apps designed to better utilize the images they capture. New research conducted in the Civil Quarterly reveals the degree to which contractors have already embraced these technologies, the benefits they experience from their use and the promise they see in it for future improvements. Join Dr.… Read More »Reality Capture: Helping to Increase Safety and Productivity in Civil Construction

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                  Construction Has an Information Supply Chain Problem

                  You’ve probably heard the expression, “What got you here won’t get you there.” In his introduction to the Outlook 2022 event, Dodge CEO Dan McCarthy shares what’s new within the organization and how the changes underway will benefit customers and members. Now is the time to think about the future of the construction industry. His focus? In a word, technology. Just as supply chain disruptions are plaguing global trade, McCarthy observes, information supply chain disruptions are holding back efficiency and… Read More »Construction Has an Information Supply Chain Problem

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                    Four Eye-Popping Facts About Bad Data’s Impact on Construction

                    According to the 1967 film “The Graduate,” the future could be summed up on just one word: “plastics.” Today that word would probably be “data.” So why has the construction industry been so slow to adopt digital technology? SoftwareOne’s Jason Dodds walks us through the downsides and the possibilities in his talk for Outlook 2022. Here are a few data points to get the conversation started. Over the past 50 years, manufacturing productivity has increased 2.5-fold, while labor productivity in… Read More »Four Eye-Popping Facts About Bad Data’s Impact on Construction

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                      Driving Actionable Commercial Construction Insights Through Data

                      Data has the power to unlock new insights into your business; however, obtaining that level of understanding requires data to be mastered. This panel will discuss mastering data from a variety of data sources including customer-specific content, data de-duplication, creating relationships amongst data elements, and examples of the insights this provides to customers.

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