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The Internet of Things has tremendous potential for the construction jobsite. A blanket term that covers anything from simple sensors to complex wearable technology, IoT is limited in ability by the speed of its connections. Long delays between the device and the receiver reduce the speed with which these tools are implemented on-site.
At the very top of Pikes Peak, the construction of the Pikes Peak Summit House Complex relies on specialty contractors like Encore Electric. The organization has run into a bit of a challenge – when you rely heavily on technology like iPads, tablets and digital construction management tools, how do you get Wi-Fi on the top of a Fourteener to run all of those needs?
Encore Electric has found the solution by teaming with Circle Computer Resources (CCR), a company that provides connectivity and technology solutions, by beaming a signal from the top of the Encore Electric Colorado Springs office building nearly 14 miles to the top of Pikes Peak.
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.
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.
Large data centers are becoming more standard for large construction requests as the hyper-scale company trend continues to boom. Rapidly growing companies that amass large quantities of data (think the Facebooks and the Googles of the world) are requiring more storage space for all the data they collect. This high-demand, explosive growth has a trickle-down effect into construction: large scale projects like this need to be completed faster and faster.