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Construction Tech Survey Reveals Most US Companies Can’t Deliver As-Built BIM Models

Engineering News-Record By Luke Abaffy “The JBKnowledge 2015 Construction Technology Report received 2,044 responses from construction industry professionals, polled between June 17 and July 8, 2015. JBKnowledge conducted the survey in conjunction with the Construction Financial Management Association, the Texas A&M University Department of Construction Science and HCSS construction software. Most of the companies that […]

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Technology as Your Company’s Competitive Resource

‘How to Ensure Technology Becomes Your Company’s Strategic Advantage’ ForConstructionPros.com “The challenge with technology is that it is not a sustainable competitive advantage,” says James Benham, CEO of construction-technology firm JBKnowledge Inc. “Why? Because other people buy the stuff you have [competitors upgrade their technology to equal or outdo yours]. “If you were using BIM in […]

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How to Identify Threats & Protect Vital Project Data

Written for CFMA Building Profits Magazine, By James Benham “According to the 2014 Construction Technology Report conducted by JBKnowledge, Inc., 72% of commercial contractors currently use a smartphone on a daily basis. 42% of those smartphones are personal devices used for work purposes. In the age of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), it’s surprising that 39.8% of personal devices used at […]

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Developing a Tech Palate, Part 1 – Learning to Build in 3D

For several years I’ve been speaking around North America about new technology in construction, presenting results of our JBKnowledge Construction Technology Survey and discussing what I see coming on the horizon of the industry. I’ve frequently made the analogy of using technology to being a foodie. If you want to know what great food is […]

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Frustrated Cities Take High-Speed Internet Into Their Own Hands

I was recently interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) for a piece on high-speed internet and our efforts to bring it to the College Station area. James Benham, a city councilman in College Station, is worried that high-tech jobs are fleeing to Austin and other cities with faster and cheaper broadband. “We have lost countless […]

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CONEXPO Conference – Las Vegas, NV

In March, I will be traveling to Las Vegas for the CONEXPO-CONAGG Conference. This will be the year’s largest construction event and I’m excited for JBKnowledge, Inc. to exhibit our three products, SmartBidNet, SmartCompliance, and SmartReality there. You can find more info about our booth here: smartbidnet.com/conexpo   I’m even more excited to present twice at […]

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Is Construction Ready for a Dose of (Augmented) Reality?

Published in ENR Tech January 7, 2014 By James Benham   In 2008, I tested out an augmented reality mobile app called Nearest Tube that allowed me to use my smartphone camera to navigate my way to the nearest London Underground entrance without having to unfold a giant paper map and confirm my status as a […]

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Construction Technology:
 Making the Case for Integration by James Benham

Publish in Construction Business Owner January 1, 2014 Of the 700 construction professionals who participated in JBKnowledge’s 2013 Construction Technology Integration (CTI) Survey, 82.8 percent said that the integration of their software products is important to overall efficiency. So why is it that only 29 percent of those contractors say that more than two of […]

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Fed up with slow and pricey Internet, cities start demanding gigabit fiber

By Jon Brodkin Published November 23, 2013   Slow Internet speeds and a lack of competitive pressure on Internet providers is a fact of life in communities throughout America. We’ve seen that competition can make a difference, notably with the entry of Google Fiber in certain markets, forcing incumbents to offer faster speeds and better deals. […]

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