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How Does Wearable Technology Make Sense With Construction Process?

When we think of the construction industry, we normally don’t picture workers wearing Google Glass or Apple Watches. With the advancement of the technology, the industry can definitely benefit from wearable technology as devices are becoming more versatile. The construction process is a risky endeavor because of the high frequency of work-related injuries and fatalities. Adopting wearable technology has the potential for result-oriented data collection and analysis approach to provide real-time information to construction personnel. Continue reading How Does Wearable Technology Make Sense With Construction Process?

4 Ways Tech Boosts Collaboration in Design and Build Construction

The current construction growth cycle has paved way for many business leaders to consider strategic technology investments to help improve efficiency, attract new talent, and win new projects. Some contractors have already embraced new technology at various levels – usage of drones, BIM, and digitization. Technology has made the construction processes more efficient while allowing the contractors to serve the client with a better product. Continue reading 4 Ways Tech Boosts Collaboration in Design and Build Construction

How AI tools can reduce construction time and cost at least 15%

The advent of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is well-placed to benefit the field of construction. Today, AI is implemented in every stage of construction – from design to preconstruction to construction to operations and asset management. In fact, the technology has helped the contractors overcome some of the greatest challenges of the construction industry such as cost and schedule overruns and safety concerns. Furthermore, the availability of data has made AI-based applications more useful for construction. These features of AI technology have attracted a lot of investment over the last few years. Additionally, investments in digitalization of different parts of the construction workflow have been witnessed. In this article, let’s take a look at how AI tools are helping in reducing the construction cost and time by 15%. Continue reading How AI tools can reduce construction time and cost at least 15%

A Guide to Skills and Expertise Involved For Completing a Construction Project

For a successful completion of the construction project, it is important for project managers to possess a wide range of skills and experience. In this fast-paced nature of the construction industry, managing multiple stakeholders, handling diverse teams, tons of documentation and rigid timelines is inevitable. The ultimate goal is to finish project on-time and on-budget while still delivering a final product that meets codes, specifications, and plans. Let’s explore the skills and expertise that are required for completing a construction project. Continue reading A Guide to Skills and Expertise Involved For Completing a Construction Project

Four factors that determine the success of a retail mall

Globally, the average lifespan of retail mall design is nearly seven years, and it gradually starts shrinking. This means that shopping centers built before 2004 probably fails to provide its customers with amenities and shopping environment that are in vogue. There are numerous factors that need to be taken into consideration for a success of a retail mall. In this article, let’s take a deeper look at the fundamental factors that determine the success of a retail mall. Continue reading Four factors that determine the success of a retail mall

How to make sure a construction contract protects your money?

When you begin the process of constructing a new building or remodeling a project, you believe to have hired dependable, honest, and experienced contractors. Many times, contractors prove that they are thorough professionals. But sometimes, they aren’t. After several months of project completion, you might find yourself abandoned by the general contractor, required to pay more money, left with poor craftsmanship and a whole host of other problems.

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A report on future of US construction industry

According to a new study conducted by 2018-2019 Vertical Market Series – Construction, released by Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation, the foreseeable future for general contractors working in commercial and residential construction appears to be bright. The study lists out anticipated spending, sector confidence, and key developments and trends as some of the factors that can be anticipated in the US construction market sector over the next one to two years.

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Green Construction Practices that are becoming Standard Commercial Construction Procedures

In this contemporary world, we hear everyone talking about going green. It is important to follow the green movement because, at the rate with which we are going, the earth is simply not sustainable. This means we will certainly fall short of natural resources that are needed in order to survive. Over the last decade, research on green buildings is on rise with greater emphasis laid on the design and energy efficiency. In fact, critical role in sustainability is often represented by contractors. In this article, let’s take a look at the top 5 green construction practices. Continue reading Green Construction Practices that are becoming Standard Commercial Construction Procedures

Senior Community Housing: How to Strategize Renovation Projects

With more than 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day, senior housing construction is currently booming. Though the majority of the boomers will opt to live in their own home or apartment, nearly  8% of them will choose the senior community housing. In the recent times, many existing senior housing communities are looking for a facelift or rebrand their facilities to stay competitive with the new ones entering the market. Continue reading Senior Community Housing: How to Strategize Renovation Projects

Tips for Finding the Perfect Construction Project Selection

The first step towards successful completion of a project is choosing the right project management methodology. With various approaches to managing the project complexities might confuse as to what project management methodology is best for the successful completion of the project. However, before choosing the project management methodology, finding the perfect match between a brand or concept and an available space holds greater importance. Additionally, for any business owners and developers, it is the experienced commercial contractor who can point out the pros and cons of the location and the construction considerations that can make or break a project. In this article, we will discuss some key points for finding the perfect construction project selection: Continue reading Tips for Finding the Perfect Construction Project Selection