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The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. If construction technology advances draw your interest, read on about construction exoskeletons, augmented reality, 3D printing, drones, smart grids, and more.

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How Construction Exoskeletons Work: An Animated Guide

How Construction Exoskeletons Work: An Animated Guide

Construction exoskeletons protect workers from injury, increase efficiency and boost productivity. Check out our animated guide to learn how they work.

6 Useful Applications for Augmented Reality in Construction

6 Useful Applications for Augmented Reality in Construction

6 Ways Drones in Construction Are Changing the Industry

6 Ways Drones in Construction Are Changing the Industry

Construction Technology to Watch in 2022

Construction Technology to Watch in 2022

8 Innovative Smart Waste Management Technologies

8 Innovative Smart Waste Management Technologies

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Constructing the City of the Future

Constructing the City of the Future

As the global population grows and more people flock to urban areas, new methods to build efficient, sustainable cities could drastically change the urban landscape in just a few decades.
Constructing the City of the Future

Big Data is Taking the Construction Industry to New Heights — Here’s How

Big Data is Taking the Construction Industry to New Heights — Here’s How

Big data is being used in every stage of the construction process to increase efficiency and productivity.
Big Data is Taking the Construction Industry to New Heights — Here’s How

30 Construction Startups Emerging as Industry Leaders

30 Construction Startups Emerging as Industry Leaders

The construction industry is notoriously slow when it comes to innovation, so construction startups are taking advantage of the rising need for digitization to get the industry up to speed.
30 Construction Startups Emerging as Industry Leaders

What is Building Automation? 4 Environmental Benefits

What is Building Automation? 4 Environmental Benefits

Building automation regulates systems like HVAC, electrical and security, and controls them from one central hub to improve a building's efficiency.
What is Building Automation? 4 Environmental Benefits

What is BIM? Building Information Modeling Explained

What is BIM? Building Information Modeling Explained

Building information modeling (BIM) is a software tool used in construction that allows architects, engineers and contractors to collaborate on a structure’s design in real-time.
What is BIM? Building Information Modeling Explained

Teaching Construction With Minecraft

Teaching Construction With Minecraft

Teaching with Minecraft is an effective way to get kids to enjoy learning about the construction industry, from planning to building to demolition.
Teaching Construction With Minecraft

AI in Construction: Artificial Intelligence, Real Results

AI in Construction: Artificial Intelligence, Real Results

AI in construction is a beneficial use for a powerful learning tool, bringing new innovations to the structures we build and the projects we design.
AI in Construction: Artificial Intelligence, Real Results

Blockchain In Construction: How It Will Change the Industry

Blockchain In Construction: How It Will Change the Industry

Blockchain is a distributed ledger that records transactions permanently and securely. Blockchain in construction will lead to more efficient projects.
Blockchain In Construction: How It Will Change the Industry

Healthy Buildings: How Construction Fights Disease and Saves Lives

Healthy Buildings: How Construction Fights Disease and Saves Lives

A healthy building aims to make its occupants happier and more productive through responsible building methods, efficient construction equipment and natural design elements.
Healthy Buildings: How Construction Fights Disease and Saves Lives

5 Amazing Underwater Structures: How Underwater Construction Works

5 Amazing Underwater Structures: How Underwater Construction Works

Building underwater is a monumental undertaking, but some incredible buildings and infrastructure exist due to underwater construction techniques.
5 Amazing Underwater Structures: How Underwater Construction Works

6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

Learn more about the latest trends in construction wearable technology, including smart boots, hard hats, and watches.
6 Innovative Construction Wearables Reshaping Safety

The “Very Not Boring” History of Plumbing

The “Very Not Boring” History of Plumbing

The developments that led to the modern plumbing system haven't always been effective or simple. It's taken thousands of years to innovate, refine, and perfect the process, and improvements are still being made. Here's a look at the history of plumbing and how this complicated system has gotten to where it is today.
The “Very Not Boring” History of  Plumbing

How Construction Robots Will Change The Industry

How Construction Robots Will Change The Industry

Construction robots are replacing different jobs in the industry, but only to improve the work, not replace workers.
How Construction Robots Will Change The Industry

The Anatomy of a Smart City

The Anatomy of a Smart City

To become more sustainable, efficient, and liveable, cities need to become smarter. Here are the smart innovations revolutionizing cities around the world.
The Anatomy of a Smart City

15 Surprisingly Hackable Things in Your Daily Life

15 Surprisingly Hackable Things in Your Daily Life

IoT has made it possible for hackers to attack things like cranes, coffee pots, office printers and more. We cover 15 of the wildest things hackers can use to invade your daily life.
15 Surprisingly Hackable Things in Your Daily Life

How 3D Printed Homes Are Changing the Industry

How 3D Printed Homes Are Changing the Industry

3D printed homes are opening a new frontier in housing. We cover how they are constructed, their costs, and the benefits they can provide for our housing needs.
How 3D Printed Homes Are Changing the Industry

The Robots Are Coming! Autonomous Construction Vehicles

The Robots Are Coming! Autonomous Construction Vehicles

Lately, there's been an increase in self-driving or autonomous vehicles. As a construction worker, you might wonder how this technology will impact you. You may even worry that robotics will affect your job. Companies such as Google, Tesla, and Uber are finding their way into the driverless vehicle market.
The Robots Are Coming! Autonomous Construction Vehicles

How to Enhance a Small Business through Technology

How to Enhance a Small Business through Technology

You have started a small business and need to enhance your marketing efforts to the masses to be successful. Yes, you can be successful with advertising, flyers and networking around town but creating an online presence could very well mean the difference between success and big fame and fortune.
How to Enhance a Small Business through Technology

The Advantages Of A Computerized Payroll System

The Advantages Of A Computerized Payroll System

Traditionally, most employee work hours have been kept on time cards or sheets that would have to be filled out for each day worked, and then turned in at the end of the week to the HR department or bookkeepers. But this job has been made easier because of payroll software that can be used to record work times, and store them in a database for easy access.
The Advantages Of A Computerized Payroll System

What Are the Functions of a GPS Tracking System?

What Are the Functions of a GPS Tracking System?

Running a fleet of company vehicles can be a hectic endeavor. That is where a GPS Tracking System can come in handy to allow a business owner or fleet dispatcher to always know the location of all vehicles under your domain at all times. These are the functions that you should consider.
What Are the Functions of a GPS Tracking System?

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