Turner’s office in New York recently hosted its inaugural Innovation Series panel discussion titled Lean Construction: Prefabrication and Modularization. More than 200 business partners and industry thought leaders attended the event at the Whitney Museum of American Art – a Turner project, and a striking architectural setting for a conversation among construction professionals. Charlie Whitney, vice president and general manager of Turner’s office in New York, offered introductory remarks. Then, following a cocktail reception during which guests were invited to tour the museum, the formal program began with a screening of a short documentary film on Turner’s Niarchos Foundation-David Rockefeller … Read more
Navigating the new drone rules By David R. Cook and Chadd L. Reynolds In recent years, construction contractors and subcontractors have taken advantage of small unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly referred to as drones, in the planning, design and construction of projects. By attaching a camera to a small, lightweight drone, construction companies can mitigate the safety risks and costs posed by current methods used to monitor, inspect and evaluate construction. Although the rules for the use of drones in a commercial setting are ambiguous and undeveloped, newly published rules will provide a clearer regulatory framework for construction companies desiring to … Read more
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Smartvid.io, a cloud-based platform for analyzing photos and videos from industrial environments, has collaborated with construction management firm Skanska USA Building. The business announcement, made at the Commercial UAV Expo, will also be discussed at the joint Skanska USA Building and Smartvid.io presentation, New Age “Reality Capture:” Leveraging Machine Learning and BIM to Organize Field Data. The business relationship is made possible by the Skanska Innovation Grant Program, which has been designed to foster applications of new technology to unlock value for Skanska and its clients. The pilot program will support the use of the Smartvid.io … Read more
CHICAGO, Ill. – Pepper Construction Group has selected Asta Powerproject for its project scheduling system. The company, with nearly 1,000 employees and clients in the commercial and private sectors, has long used technology to drive efficiency and, ultimately, a better finished product. More than 100,000 schedulers worldwide rely on Asta Powerproject every day to create and update precise project schedules, collaborate across the enterprise, manage resources and costs and report progress to owners and clients. Catalyst, the Chicago, Illinois-area reseller for Asta Powerproject, completed the sale and will provide training. For more info on Asta Powerproject, visit: http://astapowerproject.com.