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TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
The AGC IT Forum Steering Committee wishes each and every one of you a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year! May 2016 bring you much continued success!
 
At AGC's 97th Annual Convention in March, the AGC IT Steering Committee will hold three presentations on the following 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. Be sure to catch these exciting and informative sessions!
 
According to the World Health Organization, just a 5 percent reduction in the average speed can diminish the number of fatal crashes by as much as 3 percent. In-vehicle driver safety technology has been successful in helping large fleet and field service organizations to monitor and manage driver behavior, and subsequently reduce accident rates, vehicle downtime and prevent lost productivity due to road incidents.
 
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It seems like every day there is a news story on the use of drones. Most have a sensational component – whether it is a crash landing on the White House lawn, completing a detailed 3D laser scan of Brazil’s Christ the Redeemer statue, or injuring a hand like pop-star Enrique Iglesias while trying to reach out and catch a drone.
 
The answer to this question for any given company will be determined by what the end goal is for the workflow. An understanding of both will help you determine which to choose.
 
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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 Aug 4-5, 2016, in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Visit http://meetings.agc.org/itforum/ to stay abreast of plans as they develop.
 
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