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VC firm launches $52M fund for contech, real estate

Max Brickman, managing director of VC firm Heartland Ventures, said contech will ride construction’s unmet demand to become a leading sector in the overall tech space.

#contech #vc #aecbusiness

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December 2, 2022 | Industrialized construction


Varjo Reality Cloud platform now supports Unity and Unreal Engine projects

With initial support for Autodesk VRED only, the Varjo Reality Cloud platform now supports Unity and Unreal Engine projects, making it easy to stream high-fidelity XR/VR content directly to Varjo’s headsets.

#contech #VR #aecbusiness

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December 1, 2022 | Extended reality


Guy Messick: Why Architects Need To Be Thinking About Designing Metaverses

Virtual worlds “are here to stay,” writes Guy Messick, senior director of digital technologies and principal at IA Interior Architects.

#contech #VR #XR #aecbusiness

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December 1, 2022 | Extended reality


SimpleBIM: Taking back control with IFC

Datacubist’s SimpleBIM, a powerful IFC tool, moves the concept of open standards from ‘data exchange’ to being at the heart of project management.

#contech #BIM #aecbusiness

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December 1, 2022 | Smart construction


Contech startup founded by Israeli ex-Reconnaissance Unit officers raises $11 million

Beti, a cloud-based construction site management software specializing in safety, labor management, and quality assurance solutions, announced an $11 million strategic growth investment round.

#contech #startup #aecbusiness

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November 30, 2022 | Smart construction


Information Security: best practice for the construction sector

New information security guidance released for businesses of all sizes planning to take part in joint ventures.

#contech #security #aecbusiness

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November 30, 2022 | Smart construction


Security awareness training needs a revamp

Security awareness training has stagnated, in part, because it is a financially undervalued — and underfunded — piece of the cybersecurity platform.

#contech #aecbusiness

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November 30, 2022 | Smart construction


Tech is advancing exponentially. Keep up or get left behind, says expert.

Contractors need to get more in touch with how tech weaves into their business, from big data to safety and everything in between, says Phillippe Falkner of Dallas-based Ed Bell Construction.

#contech #aecbusiness

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November 30, 2022 | Smart construction


U.S. construction firms lean on technology to manage growth and weather the pandemic

U.S. construction firms lean on technology to become more productive, but are also paying greater attention to workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion, says BD+C’s 2022 Contractor Giants Report.

#contech #aecbusiness

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November 29, 2022 | Smart construction


Procore’s Farm System for Startups Aims to Cultivate Connections

At Procore’s Founders Forum, some of the contech giant’s startup partners’ CEOs meet to sample business advisory in an intimate and supportive setting.

#contech #aecbusiness

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November 29, 2022 | Business development


Israeli contruction tech startup Buildots given int’l innovation award

Buildots won “Innovation of the Year” at the Construction Computing Awards in London.

#contech #aecbusiness

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November 29, 2022 | Smart construction


A concrete challenge: Tel Aviv tech startup uses sensors to ensure better building

GreenVibe says its hardware and software system can provide real-time insights about on-site construction material and offer data-driven predictions about quality and readiness.

#contech #IoT #aecbusiness

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November 29, 2022 | Smart construction


How to prepare your business for a successful digital transformation

Mazen Abdelmaguid, MTWO business development executive at SoftwareONE explains in detail how proper planning can help businesses to streamline digital transformation

#contech #aecbusiness

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November 28, 2022 | Smart construction


The Digital Building Permit – A Dream Coming True?

The use of digital solutions along the entire construction lifecycle increases efficiency and sustainability while reducing costs. Unfortunately, in many countries those involved are still being held back by few or hardly digitalized construction permission processes.

#contech #aecbusiness

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November 28, 2022 | Smart construction


Climate and Construction: PassivHaus and prefabrication pursue complementary path

Prefab and PassivHaus combined: While the pre-project design phase may be more intensive, any added costs are quickly recaptured by savings during the remainder of the building process.

#contech #aecbusiness

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November 25, 2022 | Industrialized construction


Cemex selects 8 winners of its Construction Startup Competition

Cemex Ventures has named the eight winners of its 6th Construction Startup Competition incubator.

#contech #startups #aecbusiness

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November 23, 2022 | Industrialized construction


LetsBuild: The startup building a digital future for construction picks up €6.3 million

Headquartered in Belgium and Denmark, LetsBuild is on a mission to bring more clarity to the construction industry through digital tech.

#contech #startups #aecbusiness

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November 23, 2022 | Smart construction


Digital twin technology: a Trojan horse for systemic and cultural change in AEC?

Is digital twin technology the only feasible way to deliver projects that command whole lifecycle metrics on actual performance beyond the construction phase? And is the sector ready and adequately skilled to deliver?

#contech #digitaltwins #aecbusiness

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November 23, 2022 | Smart construction


University of Toronto professor seeks higher-order construction robotics using AI

Synthesizing virtual construction images and generating miniature-scale construction images to train deep neural networks could make fully autonomous mobile robots possible.

#contech #AI #robotics #aecbusiness

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November 22, 2022 | AI


Disperse.io Launches AI-Based Construction Planning Tool

Disperse.io, a U.K.-based construction technology company with an AI-powered platform has launched Impulse, a product that highlights issues gleaned from 360° site scans.

#contech #AI #aecbusiness

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November 22, 2022 | AI


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