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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY NEWS
 
   
On Friday, March 10, 2017, the AGC IT Forum held its first-ever One-Day Tech Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sasha Reed, vice president of strategic development, Bluebeam, Inc., and Nathan Wood, founder and chief enabling officer, SpectrumAEC, co-moderated the event at The Linq hotel and, through their energetic approach, engaged attendees by talking frankly about the challenges facing the construction industry's pathway to innovation.
 

August 3-4, 2017
Denver, Colorado

The venue may be changing but the program will be as dynamic as ever. Be sure to travel to Denver this summer for this innovative IT conference. More details to come.

 
TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
 
   
BY JESSICA NEUFELD
MUNSCH HARDT KOPF & HARR

Between data breaches at LinkedIn, Verizon, the Internal Revenue Service and, of course, the Democratic National Committee (to name just a few), cyber-attacks held a prominent place in the news this past year. And 2016 was by no means the first time that big hacks made headlines. For the past several years a different group of household/brand-name companies, as well as federal agencies, have had their information security vulnerabilities exposed, making it clear that no one is immune to this danger.
 
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT
 
   
BY DEBRA WOOD
Ensuring certified payrolls reports are correct and timely can present challenges to contractors working on public projects, but a number of them have found an easier method of gathering data and verifying its accuracy using LCPtracker, a cloud-based certified payroll program.
 
INTEROPERABILITY UPDATE
 
   
The Construction Open Standards Alliance (COSA) is a community of construction industry professionals who support open integration standards in construction software. Join the effort today.
 
CMiC
TECHNOLOGY TIDBITS
 
   
Autonomous delivery robots will be able to travel on sidewalks, crosswalks and shared-use paths throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia this summer.
SOURCE: TECHNEWSWORLD
 
 
   
The popularity of photo sharing, like Snapchat, has resulted in a backlash for WhatsApp, prompting it to revive its text Status option while keeping its image-based replacement. The move shows how social apps must quickly react to feedback if they make a false step in modernizing to adapt to visual communication.
SOURCE: TECHCRUNCH.COM
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

BIM Forum: Spring 2017
April 3-5, 2017
San Diego, CA

AGC IT Forum Conference
August 3-4, 2017
Denver, CO
 

 

 
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