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Cloud Computing Risks for Construction Companies

Cloud computing is on the rise, increasingly being adopted by many industries such as construction to enhance collaboration, productivity and agility. “Cloud computing,” as defined by The National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST), “is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and […]

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Tech Talk: Microsoft Surface Hub, Aqua-Quad, Babylon-Inspired Tower, and More

Podcasts #ConTechTrio Podcast Episode 1.10 – #LaserScanning #Construction with @JBKnowledge Labs lead @GrahamLeslie & Construction Tech News #ConTechTrio Podcast Episode 1.11 – #Project #Controls #Construciton #Technology with Mike Pink from @ConstruxSolutns #ConTechTrio Podcast Episode 1.12 – #Construction #AEC #Technology with Stacy Scopano @sscopano from @Autodesk – Notable New Tech Microsoft Surface Hub Microsoft recently started […]

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Tech to Help Your 2016 New Year’s Resolutions

By James Benham One of my biggest recommendations to companies wanting to expand or start a research and development department is to experiment with emerging technology, as much as possible. With the new year upon us, what better time than now to start stocking up on the latest gadgets that will not only keep your […]

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The Evolution of Wearable Tech in Construction Industry, Part 2

By James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge, Inc. Last month, I wrote a brief intro to wearables devices, and why they’ll make a significant impact on the construction industry, especially when it comes to BIM. This month I’d like to continue the discussion on wearables and highlight some of the coolest wearable solutions our JBK Labs […]

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The Evolution of Wearable Tech In The Construction Industry, Part 1

by James M. Benham Wearable technology devices have been around since long before “wearables” was a buzzword. I imagine Steve Mann (above), who is dubbed “The Father of Wearable Computing”, was pretty satisfied with how far he’d come on wearables since Edward Thorp’s roulette computer cheated Vegas in the 1960s. I shudder at the thought […]

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Skycatch Drones On The Construction Jobsite

As I discussed in an earlier blog post, an increasing number of drones are being adapted for use on construction job sites, introducing builders to an unprecedented level of data mobility, visualization, access and efficiency on projects. But there’s one drone platform that, in my opinion, stands above the rest and deserves its own blog post. […]

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3D Printing of Buildings for Construction

I’ve discussed the 3D printing of buildings in many of my talks. I thought I would expand on the topic here and provide some examples of people around the world who are actively using printers to construct buildings. As previously discussed in a blog post on our JBKnowledge website, 3D printing is becoming more and […]

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