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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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7 Factors to Consider When Choosing Precast Concrete vs. Tilt Wall Construction Method

guest contributors:

Brent Wells, Executive Vice President | Southland Concrete

Tim Gainey, Business Development Manager – Commercial Applications | Tindall

 

Precast concrete vs. Tilt wall constructionBefore you start your next data center project, consider these 7 factors in tilt wall and precast concrete construction methods.

 

Every owner has experienced the pressure associated with reducing costs while meeting schedules during a construction project. The reason most owners feel overwhelmed is because projects are complex and each one is different. This makes a cookie-cutter approach to project and construction management impossible. So, it’s not surprising, the decision to use precast concrete walls or tilt walls is based on the project’s complexity and unique needs.  

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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 Owners Need to Know About DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) in Commercial Buildings

Close-up of male hand holding smartphone and typing on a laptop keyboardTired of the dreaded, “Can you hear me now?”, cell phone call? Consider improving mobile connectivity by installing in-building commercial DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems).  

 

Mobile connectivity is essential to the success of businesses so it’s no wonder Owners want to improve it within their commercial buildings. Dealing with weak cellular and WiFi signal can cause disruption and headaches for Owners, tenants, customers, and employees alike.

 

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