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Dexter + Chaney
Notevault, Inc.
TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
The AGC IT Steering Committee seeks presenters to lead discussions on three topics: 1) 3D Printing in the Construction Industry, 2) Update on UAVs (Drones) and Best Practices to Know, and 3) Use Cases for BIM and Safety on Project Sites. If you have experience in these areas, please consider submitting a presentation proposal.
 
At nearly every jobsite, interim design changes are behind many project delivery inefficiencies.How do construction companies go about addressing delays that occur between the trailer and the field? Not surprisingly, teams must turn to technology and determine how to best leverage mobile devices, apps, and the cloud.
 
Recently, the ConsensusDocs Coalition published an updated ConsensusDocs 301 BIM Addendum, which was an industry-first document originally published in June 2008. The BIM revision working group was assembled from a diverse group of practitioners who were intimately familiar from the technical, legal, and risk management aspects of BIM. The new Addendum updates terminology and provisions to reflect current best practices in the rapidly changing world of BIM. The changes included updating liability, insurance and intellectual property terms; adding provisions for commissioning/turnover and facilities maintenance and operations, as well as sustainability analyses. There was a great deal of effort on incorporating a level of development (LOD) and creating options regarding reliance upon model data.

The BIM Addendum specifies technology requirements and formats conducive to robust BIM use as a tool throughout the lifecycle of a structure and is designed so that parties can take better advantage of features unique to BIM.

ConsensusDocs are the only contracts written by a coalition of 40+ design and construction industry associations, including AGC. AGC Members receive a 20% discount using code AGC100 at www.ConsensusDocs.org.

 
 
   
When contractors need a piece of equipment on a jobsite, Getable makes it as easy as a click of a mouse or a tap on a mobile device to obtain the right machinery at the least expensive cost.
 
TECHNOLOGY TIDBITS
How do you manage the potential leads and prospect projects that you are tracking for your construction company? Do you use cocktail napkins, sticky notes or a fancy excel spreadsheet? The new world of apps on used on mobile devices allow construction manager to track their business prospect activity better than ever before. The question at hand is which platform is the best choice for your company to use. Here are a few great CRM (Customer Relation Management) platforms to try out.
 
Procore
CMiC
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.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Grab Your Hat and Boots ...

And join your fellow construction industry professionals at the 97th Annual AGC Convention, March 9-11, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

As our premier event each year, the AGC Annual Convention and Technology & Construction Solutions Expo is the ideal opportunity to see everything AGC can do for you and your business.  Join us for more than 15 education breakouts, terrific networking events and industry leading speakers, all in a perfect location for business, culture, family and fun ... San Antonio. Register here.
 
Mark your calendars for the 2016 AGC IT Forum Conference, scheduled for July 28-29, 2016, in Chicago, Illinois. More details to follow so stay tuned.
 
ASSOCIATION NEWS
If you work in construction technology and would like to contribute content to an upcoming issue of Tech Brief, please contact Jeanie Clapp at jclapp@naylor.com today and you could be featured in an upcoming article.
 
 

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