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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY NEWS
The emergence of construction technology has sparked an overdue industry-wide revolution. The next managerial challenge will arise when aligning innovation efforts with strategic goals. This article will discuss the importance of and methods for implementing technologies that underpin company vision. BY SARAH DUBETZ AND STEVE COUGHRAN COLTIVAR GROUP, LLC
 
2019 IT FORUM CONFERENCE NEWS
On Aug. 3-4, 2017, AGC will host the 2017 IT Forum Conference at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The 9th annual technology conference is the construction industry’s one-stop shop for great discussions and presentations on important emerging technology topics. This year's theme is Constructive Transformation: Driving IT Innovation.
 
Our panel of industry experts, led by keynote speaker Nathan Wood, will guide the forum’s conversation. We will discuss the latest challenges facing the industry, proven techniques for success and even answer questions from past attendees.
 
Here are just a few of the many topics we’ll be talking about:
• Construction Technology: A Future Look
• Affordable Solutions
• Who is the Boss?
• Security: Ransomware, Cyber Insurance and More
• Virtual & Augmented Reality
• Budgeting: Evaluating IT ROI
 
Register at Meetings.agc.org/itforum and follow us on Twitter at @AGCIT.
 
 

Howie Piersma, Chairman, AGC IT Steering Committee

"It is my pleasure to announce the upcoming 2017 IT Conference. Last year we set yet another record with over 350 attendees, and this year will be even bigger and better.

To celebrate our 9th annual conference, we’ve introduced a few refreshing changes. For the first time, the conference will be held in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado. This year we’ll also host breakout sessions, in addition to our regular auditorium discourse format, to help focus the discussions on the real-world challenges that we are facing in the field every day.

We have an amazing group of industry professionals and innovative pioneers eager to transform and revolutionize IT construction, led by keynote speaker and Spectrum AEC Founder and Chief Enabling Officer Nathan Wood. In addition, our Rapid Fire Demos and interactive topic sessions are designed to bring together construction and technology like never before. We can’t wait to see you in August."
 
Register here.

 
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The headlines are everywhere. Social media makes us narcissists. Screen time atrophies the brain. Work is inescapable. We sleep less, weigh more, and report higher levels of depression ... all thanks to the onslaught of tech. On the other hand, many of technology’s benefits are undeniable: longer life spans, reduced poverty, and the democratization of both knowledge and opportunity. The question is: Can we bring humanity and tech into harmony? SOURCE: WWW.MASHABLE.COM
 
The construction industry has, historically, not been one to rapidly adopt new technologies. However, shifts in employee demographics, combined with a cutthroat competitive market, means the construction industry is poised for massive disruption. SOURCE: BUSINESS.COM
 
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