Technology

    Building Materials Good Enough to Eat

    America throws away an astonishing 30–40% of our food supply, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s an ethically indefensible practice, given how many people at home and abroad regularly suffer from extreme hunger and malnutrition, not to mention the many other productive uses for organic matter. Here’s a cool one, fresh off the vine, so to speak: Researchers from the University of Tokyo have unveiled a new building material, comparable to those made from wood powder, but composed… Read More »Building Materials Good Enough to Eat

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      The Emerging Value of Remote Inspection in Civil Construction – On Demand Webinar

      Even before the COVID-19 crisis, the potential of remote inspections to help automate parts of the inspection process was gaining attention as a means to improve the inspection process, free up inspectors’ time to focus on more high-value tasks and help project owners deal with shrinking budgets. Now the pandemic has put a spotlight on the value of remote inspection to help reduce the number of people on dynamic jobsites to improve safety and health. However, the industry is still… Read More »The Emerging Value of Remote Inspection in Civil Construction – On Demand Webinar

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        The Business Value of BIM for Mechanical and HVAC Construction

        Use of BIM across the project team is critical to improve project outcomes. This SmartMarket Report takes a deep dive into the use of BIM by mechanical and HVAC contractors, and the findings reveal that their engagement is not only widespread, but it is encouraging growth in related activities such as prefabrication and modular construction. The study provides a detailed portrait of how these sheet metal/ducting, mechanical piping, plumbing and multi-trade contractors are using BIM. It also reveals the multiple… Read More »The Business Value of BIM for Mechanical and HVAC Construction

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          Managing Survey Data Key to Success of Major Highway Project

          As soon as the Archer-United Joint Venture (Archer Western and United Infrastructure) was awarded the $421 million Midlands Connec­tion Project by the South Carolina Department of Transportation, Doug Browning, senior survey man­ager, says he started thinking about how they were going to manage their data on the project. The vast size of the project—widening 16 miles of an exist­ing highway corridor and replacing 10 bridges—makes it critical that every­one is using the most up-to-date plans. Bring­ing survey data into the documentation adds… Read More »Managing Survey Data Key to Success of Major Highway Project

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            Going Digital: Modeling, Scheduling, and Field/Project Management for Civil Construction

            This new study is the first in a two-part series that benchmarks digital capabilities in civil construction. This report takes a deep dive into the use and benefits of two foundational tools—model-based technologies and field and project management tools. It looks at the critical drivers to increase their use to improve project outcomes and provide business benefits for contractors using them.

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              Is Technology Reducing Construction Risks? | Construction Podcast

              Listen to Dodge’s Ben Johnson and Donna Laquidara-Carr discuss the emerging technologies shaping risk management in construction. Below is a transcript of this construction podcast. Ben Johnson:Hello and welcome to this episode of a podcast that builds. I’m your host Ben Johnson, and on today’s show we’ll be discussing the use of technology to help manage construction risks. The data we’ll be using in today’s show came from a new SmartMarket Insight called Using Technology to Improve Risk Management in… Read More »Is Technology Reducing Construction Risks? | Construction Podcast

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                Are You Ready for the Rise of Offsite Construction?

                Use of offsite construction, including prefabrication and modular construction, has been growing in the construction industry, and research from Dodge Data & Analytics suggests that its expansion could fundamentally change the way products and services are delivered in the industry. Join us for this exclusive presentation for building product manufacturers and distributors – hosted by Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director at Dodge Data & Analytics. This webinar will examine the persistent issues in the industry that are driving engagement… Read More »Are You Ready for the Rise of Offsite Construction?

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                  The Business Value of GIS for Design and Construction

                  Our physical world is a rich three-dimensional experience. While architectural and engineering design tools have been dramatically advancing to more effectively engage with 3D, geospatial (GIS) information has also been evolving from 2D maps into detailed surface, subsurface and land-use datasets and visualizations. Now these exciting advancements are joining forces to provide fully informed 3D contextual environments. Esri and Autodesk have partnered with Dodge Data & Analytics on research to understand exactly how the design and construction industry is currently… Read More »The Business Value of GIS for Design and Construction

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                    The Civil Quarterly 2021 Issue 1

                    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 workforce challenges. Data on how prepared contractors… Read More »The Civil Quarterly 2021 Issue 1

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                      Can Civil Construction Benefit from Using Remote Inspection Technology?

                      Written on March 11, 2021 While use of remote inspection technology is still emerging in civil construction, studies show it delivers considerable value. One such study, conducted by the University of Kentucky Transportation Center with the Ken­tucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), tracked three e-construction technologies to collect data normally gathered by inspectors—e-ticketing, paver mounted thermal profilers and intelligent compaction. The outcome: e-ticketing delivered immediate benefits and, with improvements, the other two technologies can provide value to the inspection process. About the… Read More »Can Civil Construction Benefit from Using Remote Inspection Technology?

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