Technology

    The 2021 Dodge Construction Outlook Conference Will Illuminate New Possibilities for Data in Commercial Construction

    The 82nd annual Dodge Construction Outlook Conference will occur on November 3 from 11:00–3:30 (EDT). Although the conference will be virtual this year, due to COVID-19, it remains a cornerstone event for construction industry leaders and the media. Its forecasts offer critical insights into the U.S. economy and the construction market. The conference will feature two keynotes: The 2021 construction industry findings will be presented by Dodge Data & Analytics’ chief economist Richard Branch and will outline the risks and opportunities… Read More »The 2021 Dodge Construction Outlook Conference Will Illuminate New Possibilities for Data in Commercial Construction

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      Robot Assistants, Coming to a Construction Site Near You

      With construction plagued by inefficiency, safety concerns, and labor shortages, the smart money is on robotics transforming the job site. The National Science Foundation, in particular, is betting $2 million on a consortium of researchers from the University of Florida, University of Michigan, and Washington State University, for their study pairing human workers with so-called “interactive robot assistants.” According to the University of Michigan’s University Record, the robots will learn how to learn on the job from their flesh-and-blood mentors.… Read More »Robot Assistants, Coming to a Construction Site Near You

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        Measuring Tech Savviness, and Tech Needs, in the Construction Industry

        Just how tech-friendly is the construction industry? It’s clear that contractors are increasingly relying on digital tools for their projects. But a new study by Dodge Data & Analytics reveals that only 34% of civil contractors in the US have adopted model-based technology, while 57% of those in the vertical building sector report using these tools. The adoption rate for field and project management tools is much higher: 61% among civil contractors, and 83% among vertical building contractors. The Dodge… Read More »Measuring Tech Savviness, and Tech Needs, in the Construction Industry

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          The Next Phase of the Digital Transformation of the Construction Industry

          I have been in AEC for almost 50 years, and since 2006 I have been producing a series of free research studies on global construction technology at Dodge Data & Analytics. From my vantage point, I believe we’re around a third of the way into what will be looked back on as about a 30-year technology-driven transformation of the entire global design, construction, and built-asset management industry, from AI-enhanced design to extensive industrialization of the build process to digital twins… Read More »The Next Phase of the Digital Transformation of the Construction Industry

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            Dodge CEO Dan McCarthy Discusses the Future of Construction Market Data

            Software giant Trimble recently sat down with Dodge Data & Analytics CEO Dan McCarthy for a conversation about the evolving state of building-industry data. Here are some highlights from the video interview: Our goals center around identifying and quantifying a project as soon as it’s gone into planning. … If I’m an architect, I want to know what projects are coming on stream and who the owner is so that I can reach out to them and win the business. If… Read More »Dodge CEO Dan McCarthy Discusses the Future of Construction Market Data

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              Improving Efficiency with Field Data & Construction Project Performance Metrics | Construction Technology

              Data from the field has always been vital for contractors to understand the progress and health of their projects. Advancing construction technology is making field data easier to collect, analyze and share with project teams. This SmartMarket Report explores what types of data and which tools and processes contractors work with most frequently to gather construction project performance metrics. While there are many types of data that could potentially be valuable for analysis, this research focuses on five key types… Read More »Improving Efficiency with Field Data & Construction Project Performance Metrics | Construction Technology

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                Are You Ready for the New Age of Data in Construction? | Construction Webinars

                The construction industry is in the process of a digital transformation, and the ability to gather and analyze data effectively will be a key factor for competitiveness of companies in the near future. Join us for this informative webinar with Dr. Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director at Dodge Data & Analytics, and Matt Harris, Chief Product and Strategy Officer from Viewpoint as they review findings of the of the new “Improving Performance With Project Data SmartMarket Report“. You’ll get… Read More »Are You Ready for the New Age of Data in Construction? | Construction Webinars

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                  Challenges and Opportunities in Multi-site Construction

                  This SmartMarket Insight features a unique look into the challenges and opportunities in multi-site construction, a large and often under-the-radar portion of the construction industry. Data in this report from a survey of contractors and owners engaged in this work reveal their perspectives on critical topics such as: Building relationships, including sourcing of contractors by owners, coordination around scope of work and typical payment terms. Dealing with challenges, such as permitting, safety, procurement and skilled labor shortages. Opportunities available, such… Read More »Challenges and Opportunities in Multi-site Construction

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                    The Rise of Modular Construction: A Deep Dive into the Perspectives of Architects and Contractors on Its Current and Future Use – Webinar

                    Use of modular construction has been growing in the construction industry, and research from Dodge Data & Analytics suggests that its expansion could lead to a profound change on how construction is done in the U.S. Join us for this exclusive complimentary on-demand presentation – hosted by Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director at Dodge Data & Analytics. This webinar will look at the persistent issues in the industry that are driving engagement with modular construction, the sectors most likely… Read More »The Rise of Modular Construction: A Deep Dive into the Perspectives of Architects and Contractors on Its Current and Future Use – Webinar

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                      The Civil Quarterly 2021 Issue 2

                      The Civil Quarterly (TCQ) features original research collected quarterly from civil contractors and engineers. The research provides a snapshot of the current business health of contractors operating in the dynamic civil sector, and each issue also offers insights into some of the many trends that are transforming the sector through research, interviews and feature articles. This quarter’s issue features: The latest on civil contractors’ business conditions, including their confidence in the market and the supply chain issues they face New… Read More »The Civil Quarterly 2021 Issue 2

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