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7 Days of News – Week 47

Here are our picks from the most recent construction technology news.

The top concern of the 666 contractors surveyed for the 2020 FMI Industry Report was jobsite safety, although only 54% said they turned to technology to maintain it. Furthermore, 70% of the respondents said they don’t have a technology roadmap.

What hampers productivity in design and construction management? Here are four studies presented at the Waste Workgroup meeting of the Building 2030 consortium.

Idea Wall is a tool for collaborative online brainstorming used by several AEC organizations. AE Partners now has an affiliate program with good commissions!

IABSE AI Workshop 2020: An in-depth review of current status and future impact of AI and data-driven design in structural engineering. Submit your presentation by December 1, 2019.

Stora Enso is launching a new building concept that makes it easier for architects, engineers and developers to design office buildings from wood.

Hilti and Boston Dynamics have announced a collaboration to explore the integration of Trimble’s and Hilti’s construction management software solutions, GNSS technology and reality capture devices with Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot platform.

Apart from being protective and performance-enhancing, some exoskeletons also incorporate sensors that can monitor and respond to users’ movements. Here are 7 construction exoskeletons you should know about.

The 3D printing construction market size is estimated to be USD 3 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1,575 million by 2024, at a CAGR of 245.9% between 2019 and 2024.

About the author

Aarni Heiskanen

Aarni Heiskanen, Construction Innovation Agent, is hailed as a Top 100 influencer in construction. Aarni has been a pioneer in computer-aided design, he has co-founded a business software company, and worked as a certified management consultant. At present, he runs AE Partners, a communication firm. Aarni holds a master's degree in architecture.

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