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5 Jobsite Tech Trends Changing the Commercial Construction Industry

BIM, drones, robotics, remote monitoring systems, 3D laser scanning and modeling, 360° imagery, and AI are changing the game for the commercial construction industry. Discover 5 jobsite technology trends you can’t ignore.

 

iStock-1030352898The mounting pressure on the commercial construction industry to do more with less, along with the shrinking pool of skilled laborers, is driving the need for high-tech solutions at the jobsite. In addition, there are growing concerns over safety and loss of productivity; as well as the need to improve communication and collaboration. These factors are pushing a greater need for technology usage.

 

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Drones: 7 Factors To Consider Before Taking Your Construction Project To New Heights

action-aircraft-aviation-442587Drones may sound like actual child’s play, but unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are dramatically shaping the construction industry, improving our ability to identify project trends and potential issues.

 

The construction industry is commonly known for being slow to adopt the latest technology but Owners can’t ignore the benefits of drones. Drones are already improving every aspect of the construction process including addressing one of the biggest challenges during construction – obtaining real-time awareness and accuracy. They’re also improving job site visibility, increasing safety, reducing risk, and gathering information faster in real-time for better reporting – all factors that reduce overall construction costs.

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What Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) Really Means for Data Centers

Technician walking in hallway of server roomSince energy is the largest cost for data center facilities, it’s important to measure Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) to optimize power usage. Learn more about PUE and 5 easy tips to improve it.

 

Data center operators and facility managers are facing new challenges in energy efficiency, power outages, and rack space. But with energy as the largest cost for data centers, the need to optimize power to avoid big costs is greater than ever. Additionally, not only are tenants demanding greater energy efficiency and renewable energy facilities, large capital providers are putting greater importance on reducing their impact on the environment. So, it’s no wonder data center operators and managers are struggling to keep up with the growing industry demands while reducing costs.


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What Every Owner Needs to Know About Project Contingency

Contingency_Blog2_1200x627Unforeseen project circumstances cost Owners time and money. Learn more about project contingency to ensure you’re financially prepared for the unexpected.

 

The pressure to keep project costs as low as possible is often overwhelming for Owners. On one hand, you want to finish on budget and make your proforma. On the other hand, the numbers are tight and the margin is thin. So, when it comes to planning and establishing your construction budget, adding contingency can seem to inflate the budget. However, when unforeseen issues arise having a little cushion already built into the project budget can actually create safeguards to ensure the project is completed within budget.

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10 Things Your Project Manager Should Be Doing For You

PM_Blog4_1200x627So, you’ve hired a third-party project manager to help with your next construction project, now what?

 

Owners have tremendous pressure to deliver the most effective and efficient facilities on-time and on-budget. Projects have substantial undertakings (added scope & cost, cost overruns, delays, unforeseen issues, etc.) that can quickly overwhelm even the most experienced and knowledgeable Owner.

 

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