DENVER, Colo. — When construction management students at Colorado State University students return to campus this semester, they’ll be preparing for a future in a competitive and ever-changing industry. Assistant professor Mary Nobe explains that today’s construction “training is ultimately about preparing students for a workforce that increasingly demands management track employees understand not just construction but also technology and its role in making informed decisions.” Nobe co-teaches a Construction Project Scheduling and Cost Control class (CON 461) that uses the same Asta Powerproject software used by more than 100,000 schedulers. The software evolved with the construction industry over the … Read more
Balfour Beatty recently published its paper “Innovation 2050: A Digital Future for the Infrastructure Industry.” The construction site of 2050 will be in stark contrast to what we see today – it will be human-free with work moved offsite, remote control of machinery and new materials and techniques exploited to improve cost, safety and efficiency. While Balfour Beatty’s prediction for a human-free construction site may seem far-fetched, technology has already revolutionized contemporary life to such an extent that it’s not so hard to imagine radical changes for construction, not least the emergence of new roles and the requirement and evolution … Read more
Brasfield & Gorrie is launching a new interactive Virtual Design + Construction section of the company’s corporate website. This content is designed to provide information about Brasfield & Gorrie’s use of innovative construction technology solutions that are transforming the way the company approaches planning, design and construction. View the site here: https://www.brasfieldgorrie.com/services/virtual-design-construction/.
Jerry Schmidt, senior superintendent with BNBuilders, has been in the construction industry for over 40 years and has witnessed the evolution of technology firsthand through the years. Over the last couple of decades, contractors have gone from faxing RFIs to the design team to today’s instantaneous sharing of information on the cloud in shared working platforms. It has been a monumental shift in the way that companies do business and share information with each other. Schmidt recently shared a variety of areas where his team implements and utilizes technology to get his projects built faster and with more efficiency than … Read more