Christa Stephens

Why Use Drones in Construction?

Over the last year, drone use has exploded in the commercial sector, with its applications growing more numerable by the week. According to DroneDeploy.com, the usage of drones in 2018 exploded 239% over 2017. Where are drones headed for construction in the future? Let’s start by looking at where they were.

Planning for Construction Technology in 2019

First of all, tech isn’t just for the home office. It’s benefits off-site are more valuable than at headquarters. When moving into the field, it’s important to make sure you’re able to connect your devices. Big data delivered in-real-time is a trend we’re watching for 2019, but real-time requires fast connections, both at the trailer and on the jobsite. The first step is to know how much bandwidth your jobsite will require.

Construction Technology: Productivity Tools for 2019

Productivity on the jobsite is critical. It’s estimated that on the jobsite, 70% of time is wasted on work not directly related to building. Backend tasks, like paperwork, supply acquisition, information exchanges, contracts, etc, gobble up time, dragging projects out which increases costs.

With 2019 just around the corner, it’s time to shape up your construction business, streamline your back-of-house tasks, and free your team to focus on their primary job functions. We found a few of the best productivity tools in the industry that your company should implement ASAP.

Construction Link Round-Up #1

It’s time to round up the latest and greatest blog posts in the construction industry. We highlight green building, modernization of an industry, the top construction events happening in 2019, new performance indicators every construction professional should utilize, and how big data can reduce risk on the jobsite.

2019 Con-Tech Forecast

2019 is just around the corner, and with it, applications for construction tech (con-tech for short) will continue to grow and prove their value. Your jobsite has needs that must be met in order to execute on time and effectively. We’ve cut it down to the best of the best (and why you should jump onboard if you aren’t already using these technologies).

AGC IT Forum: 6 posts you should read before the show (or after)

The 10th annual AGC IT Forum is coming up next week and – to be honest – we’re completely fired up about it. This is one of our favorite industry events of the entire year, and we want to help you make the most of your time at the show.

We love this show because when you get this many technologically-minded industry professionals in the same building, some sort of magic happens. The exchange of ideas and perspectives is incredibly impactful and leaves us feeling inspired to continue pursuing a more streamlined, productive future for this industry.

AGC IT Forum 2018 & the Pillars of Construction Technology

Last week, CCR attended the  10th Annual IT Forum hosted by the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of America in Chicago.

As we mentioned in our previous post, this brief, 1.5-day event is consistently one of our favorites each year. The show brings tech leaders from construction companies across America together to discuss the major topics the industry is facing right now.

We thought it’d be nice to pull together a recap of some of our favorite takeaways from the event to help keep your wheels turning and moving toward innovation.

Your network, simplified. Three of the key areas for network maturity

As technologies continue to emerge in the marketplace, businesses are faced with the challenge of figuring out how to get the most value out of new tech investments. One of the biggest challenges in today’s data and cloud-driven environment is to ensure that the network infrastructure can support the load of these new technologies.

AEC is teetering on the edge of digital transformation

According to a recent study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics, the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry is essentially all-in and primed for a massive digital transformation.  What does that mean, and what are the implications?

The Beginner’s Guide to Construction Mobile Apps

As the AEC industry continues its climb of the technology mountain, it feels like we’re being bombarded with new mobile apps ALL. THE. TIME. What do they all do? How do they work together? What’s the benefit to construction companies?

3 Reasons Your Business May Need Network Management Assistance

How do businesses manage the complexities that come along with today’s demands on bandwidth? Plenty of businesses choose to continue managing their networks internally – and if you’ve got the resources and skills in-house, we say go for it! Of course, this won’t always be the case. Often, an IT department becomes stretched thin when connectivity management is added to the regular, daily responsibilities of the team – especially within decentralized organizations.

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