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2018 IT FORUM CONFERENCE NEWS
2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the IT Forum Conference. AGC of America is proud to announce this notable event will be in held Aug. 8-10, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Don't forget to mark your calendars!
 
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TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
 
   
It’s not often that a technique or technology comes along that gets total buy-in from general contractors and permanently changes an industry for the better. But such a change is in progress with the evolution of Fifth Dimensional Macro Building Information Modeling (5D Macro BIM), construction design software that incorporates detailed cost and timeline information into digital project designs.
SOURCE: THE KORTE CO.
 
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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT
 
   

Headquartered in Beaumont, California, Bogh Engineering, an AGC of California and San Diego Chapter member, is a third-generation family owned construction and engineering company with 65 employees. It focuses on construction of public schools and is currently working on 14 jobsites including building the 1.4-million-sq-ft Indio High School. "Ninety percent of our business is focused on schools because we understand the business, the bureaucratic complications, and we can work directly with the client," says Mark Bogh, owner and 30-year industry veteran.
 
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.
 
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TECHNOLOGY TIDBITS
 
   
The Apple co-founder has created Woz U, an online university, designed to teach computer science and technology skills.
SOURCE: LEARNINGENGLISH.VOANEWS.COM
 
 
   
Futuristic travel may be one step closer to reality as a recent risk analysis determined that Hyperloop travel is safe.
SOURCE: INSURANCEJOURNAL.COM
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
   

Celebrate 100 years of construction with AGC of America in New Orleans, Feb. 22-24, 2018. Register by Oct. 31, 2017 and save $300. For the list of featured speakers, click here. The host hotel, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, offers easy access to the area’s most popular attractions. Hop on the Loyola Avenue Streetcar, or take a walk to the historic French Quarter, Arts District, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the scenic Mississippi Riverfront.
 
 

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