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Associated General Contractors of America

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. 

Visit https://www.constructormagazine.com/bringing-bim-to-latin-america/ to view the full article online.

 
 
   
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.

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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

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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

Visit http://fortune.com/2018/10/02/construction-industry-technology/ to view the full article online.

 
 
   
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

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NewForma
U.S. CAD
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
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.

Visit https://convention.agc.org/?utm_source=agcorg&utm_medium=slider&utm_campaign=general_reg&utm_content=round1 to view the full article online.

 
 
   
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.

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/ngc-nwl/articles/index-v3.asp?aid=541074&issueID=65706 to view the full article online.

 
 
   
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.

Visit https://www.agc.org/news/2019/01/02/2019-sage-construction-hiring-and-business-outlook-survey to view the full article online.

 
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