TechBrief
 
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY NEWS
 
   
AGC recognized the rising importance of BIM a decade ago and began creating its BIM education program in 2008. The full program and credential – Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) – debuted in 2010. Five years later, AGC began offering the program in Latin America, first in Mexico and most recently in Panama, drawing participants from several countries. The southward expansion of CM-BIM puts certificate holders at the cutting edge of the industry. 
 
 
   
The key to a successful construction project is clear communication from the initial design by the architect, through completion by the contractors. While Building Information Modeling (BIM) can serve as the communication tool between the different parties involved in a project, the transfer of information via BIM is not always seamless.
 
Procore
Corecon Technologies
TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY
 
   
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are changing the construction industry in a variety of ways as firms embrace modeling, keeping the team on the same path and wowing owners by immersing them in their future building.
BY DEBRA WOOD
 
TECHNOLOGY TIDBITS
 
   
At long last, the construction industry is adopting technology, one of the last to do so, and it's proving to be a game-changer.
SOURCE: FORTUNE.COM
 
 
   
Just about everything is 'smart' these days, including construction tools. Several equipment manufacturers are introducing intelligent power tools that could have a tremendous impact on the industry.
SOURCE: PROCORE.COM
 
NewForma
U.S. CAD
UPCOMING EVENTS

WebEd: Getting BIM Data Right: The Foundation for Successful BIM Execution Plan
2 to 3 p.m.
 
April 1-4, 2019
100th Annual AGC Convention
Denver, Colorado
 
ASSOCIATION NEWS
 
   
April 1-4, 2019
Denver, Colorado
For more than 100 years, the AGC Annual Convention has been THE event successful contractors around the country count on for practical knowledge and industry leading information to guide business decisions, improve operations and shape the industry. Join more than 150 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees from across the construction industry for the 2019 AGC Equipment, Technology & Construction Solutions Expo being held in conjunction with the convention. The Expo includes more than nine hours of time for attendees and will feature a number of daily activities.
 
 
   
AGC has compiled data on the role of the construction in the economy and employment in the United States, each state and major metro areas.
 
 
   
Seventy-nine percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2019, but an almost equal percentage are worried about their ability to locate and hire qualified workers, according to survey results released by AGC of of America and Sage Construction and Real Estate. The findings are detailed in Contractors Remain Confident About Demand, Worried About Labor Supply: The 2019 Construction Hiring and Business Outlook Report.
 
 

The information contained in these articles represents the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of AGC of America.

 

 

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