6 Trends on the Frontline of Construction

By Todd Imming Construction has thrived on innovation and technological breakthroughs for millennia. Now is no different. Firms that embrace today’s cutting-edge technology and techniques can shorten project timelines, cut construction costs and promote a cleaner, more sustainable industry. The search for efficiency in terms of labor, materials and timelines has come with the territory in the construction industry from the moment someone first made a brick out of mud and then wondered if there was a better way. We’re way beyond that now, but the spirit remains the same. How can we speed up construction? What materials can we … Read more

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Augmented Reality App Created for Construction Visualization

SEATTLE, Wash. – Mortenson Construction has developed an augmented reality mobile app to help the University of Washington community “see” the future CSE2 computer science building – well before its doors open to students in January 2019. Similar to the popular Pokémon Go, users can either point their smartphones at the construction site on campus – or at a printed handout if off campus – to experience a life-like digital representation of the future CSE2 building. The app was developed by Mortenson’s in-house immersive-technology team in Seattle, a project led by Marc Kinsman. Users can experience the building’s exterior in … Read more

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New Features Available on NoteVault Web Platform

NoteVault introduces new compliance features that enable account or project administrators to track jobsite compliance. Compliance can be sorted by NoteVault access, contributing notes or contributing labor; track this compliance by account, by project or by user and sort by amount of usage identifying “power users” and those who might need additional support. A view is also included when users have received the daily report. Whether running the compliance report by account, project or by user, the report can be exported into Excel. It is color coded in order to provide a quick view of the info. The data can … Read more

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Enhanced BIM Features in Asta Powerproject Support Increased Demand for 4-D Planning

Elecosoft has launched v14.0.03, a new version of its flagship construction project management solution, delivering new and enhanced features aimed at supporting the growing need for 4-D BIM for project planners. With the integrated BIM module in Asta Powerproject, users can combine 3-D BIM models with the project activity scheduling data in a seamless application to deliver a 4-D time sequence. New features allow users to add site objects to the model display; click and drag on model objects for manual splitting and display a moving dropline across the bar chart during timeline simulation. In addition, this version adds key … Read more

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