Category: Technology

Going Paperless: Synching Cybersecurity with Efficiency Improvements

As the world continues to swap paper for screens, the amount of work completed digitally from start to finish is rising. Construction companies perpetuate this trend with the use of digital applications for project management, communication, virtual design and construction and various support services. With so many critical processes online, safeguarding information in endless password-protected […]

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  • artificial intelligence
  • cybersecurity
  • hackers
  • internet of things
  • World Password Day

5 Benefits of Using Laser Scanning on Your Project

Like many industries, commercial construction has seen a number of technological advancements in recent years, yet few have had the impact of 3D laser scanning. While the earliest laser scanners were prohibitively expensive, and the full range benefits were unknown, some in the industry were unsure if the technology paid for itself. However, newer and […]

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  • collaboration
  • coordination
  • laser scanning
  • software
  • Virtual Design and Construction

Big Data: Facing the Frontier of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

By David Pratt, Manager of BIM/VDC, Robins & Morton A recent article in Protocol, a newsletter covering technology, discussed a product called Replica that creates “an expansive computer-generated model of how people move through a community, based on a combination of cell phone data and census information.” A spinoff from Google’s parent company Alphabet, Sidewalk […]

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  • Alphabet
  • artificial intelligence
  • big data
  • Buildfore
  • CtrlWiz
  • drones
  • laser scanning
  • machine learning
  • safety
  • Sidewalk Labs
  • urban planning

5 Ways VR and AR Will Change the Way We Build in the New Decade

At the end of 2019, virtual reality (VR) tech giant, Oculus, released its latest feature: hand tracking. In small Beta batches across test applications, users began experiencing this new wave of VR immersion as their hands and fingers replaced traditional remotes. The initial reviews echoed similar sentiment – a feature with fantastic promise as users […]

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  • application
  • augmented reality
  • co-location
  • mixed reality
  • remote meeting
  • Technology
  • toolkits
  • virtual reality

The Connected Hospital: Low Voltage Technology Meets High Demand

Personalized, digital health advances are top-of-mind priorities among hospital chief information officers (CIOs), according to a report in Healthcare IT News. During a 2018 focus group organized by the not-for-profit healthcare organization the Scottsdale Institute, 80% of the gathered healthcare CIOs cited digital health expansion and its related patient experience improvements as their most important […]

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  • connected hospital
  • data
  • Florida
  • healthcare
  • infrastructure
  • low voltage
  • Miami
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center

Engaging VDC for Project Technology Strategy

For many, the terms Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) may conjure up images of early clash detection and primitive modeling efforts. The progress made in these areas over the last several years is immeasurable, however, the impact of VDC services doesn’t stop there. As clash detection and modeling have evolved, […]

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  • 4D scheduling
  • Building Information Modeling
  • drone
  • technology resource
  • Virtual Design and Construction
  • virtual mock-up

Using QR Codes to Streamline Specifications at Halifax Health Deltona

It’s common for changes to occur on plans and drawings for any construction team, which can make keeping up with finished schedule, layout, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) coordination a challenge. At the Halifax Health Deltona project in Deltona, Florida, the construction team has incorporated an easy tech fix to help everyone from the […]

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  • Deltona
  • Florida
  • Halifax Health
  • Procore
  • Project Management
  • QR Codes
  • Solutions
  • Technology

4D for Safety

One of construction’s most iconic technological advances came with the introduction of Building Information Modeling (BIM). For the first time, building owners and facility managers could see what their new building would physically look like and contractors could check for any coordination issues prior to actual construction. As that technology progressed, another dimension was added […]

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  • 4D scheduling
  • construction technology
  • safety
  • Virtual Design and Construction
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