Circle Computer Resources (CCR) announced today the formal launch of its new brand, ConstructEdge. This business unit was formed in January 2019 to serve the construction industry with connectivity services for the field and has found great success within the market. By giving this unit its own brand identity, CCR demonstrates its commitment to the continued technological advancement of the construction industry.
Your IT department has it’s hands full managing a multitude of tasks, so it’s important to prioritize what tasks your internal team MUST accomplish and look at tasks that take up more time than they’re worth. Those are the tasks you’ll want to outsource. Instead of having your IT department handle administrative tasks like sourcing internet for a new jobsite or dropping everything to deal with outages, hire someone to manage that for you.
Fleet tracking is enabling construction companies to further improve productivity, reduce waste, and streamline the jobsite. This technology is sometimes referred to as telematics, which are changing how construction companies manage people, materials, and equipment resources. The benefits for construction firms are endless, but there’s one key thing that all these benefits hinge on: your Internet connection at your jobsite.
Construction is only one of the industries utilizing technology to improve work processes, but the applications for this industry are seemingly endless. AR and VR have the potential to reduce delays due to rework, improve estimation, and synergize jobsite relationships through transparent communication between all stakeholders.
On a construction project, high-quality work is first and foremost, according to 74% of managers. Rework is costly and time-consuming, and as with all projects, staying on time is the bane of any project manager’s existence.
Fortunately, with the implementation of lean construction methods, time waste decreases and quality improves. There’s less overproduction, waiting, inventory, and faster exchange of information and materials.
Construction projects are complex. You have contractors who need to coordinate, timelines to manage, materials to track, and budgets to maintain. On top of that, most of the teams who collaborate with each other may not use the same programs, applications, or software to track, create, or store their data for a project.
This month, we’re hammering on construction technologies and the many benefits they bring to construction teams. Boost safety, reduce risk, improve productivity… what’s not to love? Staying relevant requires adapting, and we are in the age of digitization. Don’t forget to make sure your site is properly connected before you rely too heavily on applications that require service.
PRESS RELEASE – CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 19, 2019 – Circle Computer Resources, Inc. (CCR) is partnering with Stanley Black & Decker / DEWALT to bring turn-key connectivity to construction companies throughout North America.
This partnership couples CCR’s extensive IT services and networking expertise with one of the most trusted names in the industry for tools and equipment, delivering seamless and secure Wi-Fi networks on construction sites using the DEWALT Jobsite Wi-Fi System.
Prefabricated and modular construction are not new concepts to builders, but they are beginning to disrupt the industry as the go-to method for many large-scale, high-profile projects. Three big drivers contribute to this shift: the types of projects, their locations, and the lack of skilled labor in the field.
The hypermodel method takes many different design tools and allows them all to communicate with each other. Now, instead of having 2D models and 3D models housed separately, hypermodeling can hold both versions that can be laid on top of the other to check that design functionality in both a flat and three-dimensional setting is plausible.
This month, we’re tackling insurance coverage, analytics for IoT sensors, empowering tech champions, and addressing the need for cybersecurity regulation on digital tools for the jobsite. We even threw in an interactive map of some of the biggest construction projects taking place across the US. Check out what we’ve been reading, and feel free to share your comments with us on social!
The 4th industrial revolution (referred to as Industry 4.0 or I4.0 for the techiest among us), is happening at lightning speed. We’re watching smart technologies evolve into intelligent devices capable of monitoring and adjusting settings in your home, alerting us when danger is near on the jobsite, answering questions at the drop of a hat, and more.
Industry 4.0 relates to the fourth industrial revolution where automation and machine learning supplement the human workforce. With Industry 4.0 comes many opportunities for technology and humans to comingle, one of them being the digital twin. This post offers various definitions for “Digital Twin”, as well as potential use cases in the construction industry.