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How Technology Impacts Communication in Construction

9 Ways Technology Impacts Communication in Construction

Misunderstandings between contractors can result in soured relationships and burned bridges, delays and costly mistakes, or, at the extreme, million-dollar lawsuits and even loss of life. So we benefit from any tool that helps avoid these breakdowns in communication.

Here Are Nine Construction Processes

They live and die by the speed and accuracy of information, and a look at the ways technology has changed communication in construction.

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Communication Technology in Construction

iSqFt Poll: Communication Technology in Construction

Over the summer, we asked you which new tech you’re most excited about (scroll down for the results). In the fall quarterly newsletter, we’re asking about something related to one of our recent blogs, the role of communication technology in construction.

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BIM in Construction

BIM in Construction: Part 3 – The Inevitable

Whether you’ve embraced BIM (Building Information Modeling) or still have your doubts, it’s here to stay. And it’s already changing the construction process in some pretty fundamental ways.

In this final post in our three-part BIM in construction series, we’ve compiled expert advice on getting started with BIM and a look at some cutting-edge uses of the technology. Don’t forget to read our breakdown of the pros and cons, along with some real-world success stories, in Part 1—The Good and Part 2—The Bad.

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New Construction Technology

iSqFt Poll: New Construction Technologies

In the spring, we asked about how you use sustainable building practices. Now for something a little more fun…new construction technologies and gadgets for the jobsite. What’s on your radar? (Pun intended!)

Scroll down (or go here) for our poll, and don’t forget to check out the Summer Edition of our iSqFt Nuts & Bolts newsletter.

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BIM in Construction

BIM in Construction: Part 2 – The Bad

Whether you’ve embraced BIM (Building Information Modeling) or still have your doubts, it’s here to stay. And it’s already changing the construction process in some pretty fundamental ways.

This post is the second in a three-part series about the use of BIM in construction. Check out Part 1—The Good, and stay tuned for Part 3—The Inevitable (now posted!) next week.

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BIM in Construction

BIM in Construction: Part 1 – The Good

Whether you’ve embraced BIM (Building Information Modeling) or still have your doubts, it’s here to stay. And it’s already changing the construction process in some pretty fundamental ways.

This post is the first in a three-part series about the use of BIM in construction. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for Part 2—The Bad (now posted!) and Part 3—The Inevitable (now posted!).

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Robots in the Construction Industry

Man vs. Machine: Robots in the Construction Industry

Last December, we told you about some new technologies with potentially game-changing applications in the construction industry. Now it’s July, and we can cross off that “potentially,” because the game is already changing rapidly. As it turns out, though, we should have gotten a slightly bigger crystal ball, because we left some of the biggest players off the list…robots in the construction industry.

Since the industrial revolution, man has been benefiting from the power of machines, and since John Henry took on the steam-powered drill, we’ve been wary of that power. Now, with the increasing use of robots—machines that can run without a human operator—are we becoming irrelevant?

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iSqFt 2015 Constructech 50

iSqFt Named to 2015 Constructech 50 List

CINCINNATI, OH, July 10, 2015 – iSqFt, a leading software-as-a-service company in the commercial construction industry, announced today that it has been named to the 2015 Constructech 50 list, as a top technology powerhouse dominating the construction landscape. The list appears in the current July/August issue of Constructech magazine.

Each year, the magazine’s editors interview construction companies and research hundreds of technology providers to determine the Constructech 50. Their decision is based on the quality and innovation of the product or service, the company’s vision for the future of technology in the industry, and the satisfaction of its customers, among other criteria.

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iSqFt at AGC IT Conference

iSqFt at AGC IT Forum Conference

iSqFt will be hosting a lunch at the AGC IT Forum Conference in Chicago.,at 12:15 PM on Thursday, July 30, 2015.

The theme of the conference—which continues through Friday, July 31, at the Loews Chicago Hotel—is “Problem Solved.” Presentation topics include cyber security, drones, laser scanning, tech talk sessions, rapid fire tech demos, and more.

Learn more about the conference and register. We hope to see you there!

green construction building

The Grass Is Greener, But What About the Concrete?

According to a recent article in Popular Science, the earth has been getting greener, “accumulating an additional 4 tons of biomass (vegetation) between 2003 and 2012.” With Earth Day on the horizon, I started to think about what role an increasingly green construction industry might have played.

Here are four important ways the industry improves the environment every day:

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