Collaboration Drives Construction Projects

August 28, 2014

Collaboration: You have heard the term. What does it mean for your construction business? For many, collaboration means being able to easily share data across the entire project team, but without the right technology, this can be easier said than done.

Consider the Toronto Bayside Waterfront Project. Hines, www.hines.com, Houston, Texas, a privately owned international real estate firm, is the development partner on the project. Like many construction organizations, this project team needed a method to share project data.



July/Aug 2014

Volume 17 Number 05

2014 Constructech 50: The Next Wave of Tech Is Here

Cloud, mobile, Big Data, and more are transforming technology in the construction industry.

When was the last time you downloaded software to your computer using a CD—or worse a floppy disc? Hopefully for the latter the answer is years, as the “cloud” is now hovering over many IT departments, providing a way to easily access data.

May/June 2014

Volume 17 Number 04

2014 Constructech App Catalog

Looking for the right app to get the job done? The Constructech App Catalog has the app for you.




Commentary

Fresh Design and Constructech 50

Each year the July/Aug issue of Constructech magazine is a must-read for our subscribers, as it contains our picks for the Constructech 50, which is the listing of the most influential software providers in the construction market. This year there is another reason to carefully comb through the pages of this issue—a completely new design.


Green Technology

Green Building Abroad

Green building has been a big topic of discussion for many U.S. contractors and owners. Structures that are more energy efficient ultimately provide the building owners with savings—and as such contractors are tasked with building energy-efficient facilities.


Infrastructure Update

RFID for DOT

For a DOT (Dept. of Transportation) being able to improve process such as inspections using technology can provide a boost to efficiency. Now, one DOT is finding that using RFID (radio-frequency identification) tags in this process can help save money, improve productivity, and provide overall better public safety.