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February 23, 2024 | Industrialized construction

Polish company uses BIM and precast elements to build sustainable homes

MD Prefabrykacja shows how precast elements and model-based planning, automated design, and integrated production can improve the efficiency and quality of residential construction.

#contech #prefab #BIM #aecbusiness

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February 23, 2024 | Smart construction

How BW: Workplace Experts uses 360° Reality Capture to engage with clients and coordinate subcontractors

Julian Eley, senior project manager at BW: Workplace Experts, agrees that the ability to share 360° reality captures with subcontractors is one of the biggest benefits of OpenSpace.

#contech #aecbusiness

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February 22, 2024 | Smart construction

5G expected to give a boost to construction technology

Virtual reality, IoT, robotics, and drones will all benefit from enhanced data flows provided by 5G.

#contech #aecbusiness

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February 22, 2024 | Smart construction

9 of the top contech deals of 2023

Funding for construction technology startups dropped to $3 billion last year from $5.4 billion in 2022, or 44%, according to a report from Cemex Ventures.

#contech #starups #aecbusiness

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February 22, 2024 | AI

DPR optimistic but careful about AI in new report

DPR discussed the future of AI and supply chains in its Q1 2024 Market Conditions Report. It urged readers to be careful who they listen to and what they believe when it comes to AI and machine learning.

#contech #AI #aecbusiness

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February 21, 2024 | Smart construction

The top 5 AEC/O industry trends in 2024

The Nemetschek Group looks at the top 5 AEC/O industry trends in construction and design and discusses how AI, sustainable practices, digital twins, and cutting-edge technology will revolutionize the industry.

#contech #aecbusiness

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February 21, 2024 | AI

With Key Pivot, Alice Technologies May Have Found Its Groove

Contractors can now upload their Primavera or Microsoft projects in Alice which serves as an “AI copilot”, providing the contractors with a host of additional tools and benefits.

#contech #AI #aecbusiness

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February 20, 2024 | Industrialized construction

The Power of Industrialized Construction

“In the next 10 to 20 years, we’re going to see a complete shift in construction, moving toward an industrialized process almost completely,” Mike Eggers of Project Frog says.

#contech #aecbusiness

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February 19, 2024 | AI

Attentive.ai snags $7M to boost automation in landscaping, construction services

Attentive.ai helps U.S. companies save time and effectively bid for outdoor contracts using automated site measurements through Automeasure. The startup raised $7 million in a new funding round.

#contech #AI #aecbusiness

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February 19, 2024 | AI

AI in Home Building … What Now? What Next?

In late November 2023, Pro Builder with Shinn Builder Partnerships surveyed about 400 builders in its network about their use of AI. Although just 37 builders responded, 35.1% reported using AI. And among those, 92.3% were using it for marketing.

#contech #AI #aecbusiness

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February 19, 2024 | Smart construction

From Construction To AI Diagnostics, Here Are 5 Areas Where Seed Investors Are Most Active

This Crunchbase data article lists of 26 companies that raised seed funding for construction-related ventures in 2023.

#contech #startups #aecbusiness

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February 19, 2024 | Smart construction

Streamlining the Bottleneck: From Concept to Schematic Design

Snaptrude allows architects to iterate at the concept design stage with intuitive freedom and effortlessly transition to BIM software like Revit without starting over.

#contech #BIM #aecbusiness

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February 16, 2024 | AI

Drexel University researchers develop AI-guided robotic structural inspection system

Researchers based at the Drexel University College of Engineering have devised a new method for structural safety inspections with autonomous robots aided by machine learning.

#contech #AI #aecbusiness

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February 16, 2024 | AI

Dutch firm raises $25M to upscale its AI-driven autonomous bricklaying robots across Europe

Dutch firm Monumental has raised $25M to upscale its new technology that uses AI to drive bricklaying robots autonomously.

#contech #AI #robotics #aecbusiness

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February 15, 2024 | Smart construction

Autodesk Data Connectors for Power BI, Dynamo, and more…

Autodesk’s Power BI connector brings model properties from Revit, Inventor, Civil3D, and AutoCAD into a dynamic dashboard. Additionally, you can use attributes from Rhino, Tekla, and Solidworks models. A viewer component lets you visualize, filter, and slice a 3D model.

#contech #BIM #aecbusiness

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February 15, 2024 | Smart construction

Drones know the dirt: How UAVs can measure jobsite materials

Erik Gronneberg, Reality Capture Manager at Columbia Construction, breaks down the basics, from software and training to regulations like the upcoming Remote ID Rule.

#contech #drones #UAV #aecbusiness

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February 15, 2024 | AI

ABC releases builders’ guide to AI

Associated Builders and Contractors has released a guide to enable contractors to participate in the construction AI conversation.

#contech #AI #aecbusiness

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February 14, 2024 | Business development

Appetite for Contech Investment Stronger in 2024, Zacua Ventures Survey Says

Zacua Ventures surveyed 114 VC and CVC construction tech-focused funds to gauge the market’s pulse and gain firsthand insight into 2024 ConTech investing.

#contech #VC #startup s#aecbusiness

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February 14, 2024 | Smart construction

Modular IT architecture drives productivity and risk management at Gilbane

Karen Higgins-Carter joined Gilbane just over a year ago as CDIO, and her responsibility was digitally transforming this 153-year-old construction business.

#contech #aecbusiness

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February 13, 2024 | Smart construction

IDS GeoRadar Introduces Concrete Inspection Solutions

IDS GeoRadar’s new solutions enable construction teams to scan concrete structures, detect elements beneath the surface, and make informed decisions about where to cut or drill safely.

#contech #aecbusiness

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