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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY NEWS
 
   
In November 1918, a group of general contractors met at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Out of the 250 in attendance, 97 walked out as part of an organization that would serve as the single voice for the construction industry for the next 100 years. In honor of AGC's 100-year anniversary, we've produced a special issue, The Centennial Issue, highlighting the significant accomplishments AGC of America has had on the construction industry, especially in the area of technology.
 
Procore
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TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
 
   
The construction industry has always been mobile with field employees at jobsites or in transit and set up in trailers. Keeping the field and office teams in real-time collaboration is invaluable, especially if it means major cost savings to the company and client.
 
TECHNOLOGY TIDBITS
 
   
In the construction industry, new hardware that integrates with smartphones or tablets is becoming invaluable for measurement and quality control on jobsites. With a focus on MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) system energy performance, we identify several new tools that are indispensable additions to anyone’s field kit. SOURCE: CONSTRUCTECH.COM
 
 
   
Birmingham, Alabama-based Hoar Construction is researching and piloting technologies that can help it "build quality projects faster, safer and smarter," according to project manager Bill Lampkin. SOURCE: CONSTRUCTION DIVE
 
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CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT
 
   
Imagine placing cameras in the most inaccessible places possible. What was once impossible, is now easy with Hindsight Visible Systems, a rugged, wire-free camera and monitoring system. BY DEBRA WOOD
 
NewForma
Acumatica
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UPCOMING EVENTS
 
September 24-26, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
 
Monday, October 1, 2018
3 to 9 p.m.
Washington, D.C. 
 
ASSOCIATION NEWS
 
   
Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by Autodesk and AGC. Association officials said shortages pose a significant risk to future economic growth and they released a new workforce development plan to solve the growing problem.
 
 

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