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Latest News from the Construction Industry

Latest News from the Construction Industry
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Latest News from the Construction Industry






Ep. 77 - Additive Manufacturing is Coming to Construction

Since the early days of 3D printing, discussion has emerged about the potential benefits, hurdles, and opportunities for implementing additive manufacturing technology into the construction of full-scale buildings. While the technology is still in its infancy, it has the potential to significantly improve current construction methods. Will 2018 be the year of 3D printing for construction? Will this change how business is done out at the jobsite? Omid Davtalab, PhD candidate at University...

Duration: 00:30:23

Ep. 76 - Who Owns the Equipment Data?

Construction equipment is coming installed with more technology than ever before, but one question remains: Who owns the data? Is it the rental company, the manufacturer, or the construction company? Host Peggy Smedley is joined by Ronak Amin, business solutions professional, Komatsu America Corporation, to discuss all the considerations construction companies will need to keep in mind when leveraging data from equipment, including security, implementation, training, and more. Amin's...

Duration: 00:21:05

Ep. 75 - Leveraging the Latest Advances in Construction Equipment

The construction jobsite is changing, as new sensors, telematics, and advances in fleet management emerge. Fred Fakkema, vice president, compliance, Zonar, joins host Peggy Smedley to discuss safety and compliance, the ELD (electronic logging device) mandate, and what operators need to know about the changing construction jobsite. They take a deep dive into creating operating efficiencies and how to leverage the latest advances in equipment, all while meeting mandates and regulations.

Duration: 00:24:39

Ep. 74 - Construction Telematics Evolved

Where is there opportunity for improvement in your construction operation? Telematics technology is rapidly evolving, supplying massive amounts of data about your jobsite. Tony Nicoletti, director, strategy and business development, DPL Telematics joins host Peggy Smedley to discuss how telematics usage has moved from machine system monitoring to driver behavior and performance. Tony shares best practices for technology implementation, with a focus on safety and efficiency improvement.

Duration: 00:27:53

Ep. 73 - Inside Industry 4.0

Welcome to the next industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is transforming the construction industry, and will increasingly impact workers and operators on your jobsite. Host Peggy Smedley is joined by Jose Blanco, associate partner from McKinsey, who leads the company's engineering and construction and digital efforts for North America. The two of them discuss why construction is one of the least digitized sectors and which technologies have the greatest potential in the short and medium term.

Duration: 00:30:07

Ep. 72 - Implementing a Drone Program for Your Construction Business

Last year, the FAA changed its rules on drone use. Now, the construction industry has the ability to fly them for everyday business, opening up new opportunities to leverage endless amounts of data. But there is still a lot to take into consideration. How do you get started? What steps should you take to train your staff? What do the FAA regulations really say—and what do you still need to be careful of? George Mathew, chairman and CEO of Kespry joins host Peggy Smedley to discuss all of...

Duration: 00:29:37

Ep. 71: Safe Excavation - Call 811

Every six minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone didn't call 811 at least two days before digging. This episode, featuring David Wisniewski, VP of utility commercialization at Vermeer Corporation, focuses on what contractors need to know in order to create a safer jobsite, in advance of August 11 National Safe Digging Day.

Duration: 00:36:07

07/25/17 Drone Market


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