Technology innovations such as drones, driverless vehicles and 3D printers are radically changing how buildings are constructed these days, and will do so even more in the future. That is both good and bad, depending on your perspective. While technology is making construction safer and, in some cases, better, it is also eliminating jobs. Associated General Contractors of Mississippi Executive Director Bob Wilson said innovations in construction technology are exploding right now. SOURCE: MISSISSIPPI BUSINESS JOURNAL
At first glance, there's nothing remarkable about SolePower's latest work boot prototype. The Pittsburgh-based startup has gone through at least 20 other iterations of the boot, and this one took about six months to create. The footwear looks normal - all black save for the company's white and green logo. But after a few steps, rectangular sections in the heels illuminate a bright orange, reminiscent of the lights inside a traffic tunnel. That's when you know they're charging. SOURCE: PHYS.ORG
On August 3 – 4, 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 innovative technology topics, such as Who’s the Boss, Affordable IT Solutions, Taking a Hard Hat Approach to Cybersecurity, Perspectives on Integration from Across the Construction Industry, and Budget and ROI. This year’s conference will be led by keynote speaker Nathan Wood, the Founder and Chief Enabling Officer of Spectrum AEC. To register and learn more visit the conference website at and follow us on Twitter at @AGCIT.
If you’re interested in the AGC IT Forum conference but aren’t sure what to expect, you can get a sneak peak of the event right now on the IT Forum Conference website. AGC of America has produces a series of short videos featuring panel hosts and moderators, including Christian Burger (President, Burger Consulting Group), Michael Oster (President, Gemba Technologies), Kevin Soohoo (Field CTO, Rhumbix), and keynote speaker Nathan C. Wood (Founder and Chief Enabling Officer, Spectrum AEC). In each video, these experts discuss the importance of their respective panels and the purpose they serve in the construction industry’s fast-paced, technology-driven landscape. To view the video series, as well as a video endorsement by Sam Lamonica (Chief Information Officer at Rosendin Electric), visit
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These days if a page takes more than a 1.6 seconds to load, we're ready to hand the computer back to the shop and claim a new one. But remember when you could leave the screen to make a cup of tea and still be waiting for your webpage on your return? How quickly we have forgotten the battle of someone wanting to use the landline while we're trying to have a conversation on MSN messenger. Here a few of those long-forgotten technology struggles. SOURCE: THE SUN
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