Infrastructure: What Comes Next

There is a lot happening in Washington these days, but for today’s blog, I would like to talk about something near and dear to my heart: infrastructure. Earlier in August, the Senate passed the bipartisian Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, which is legislation that invests more than a trillion dollars in physical infrastructure, including road, bridge, water, port, broadband, power, and airport projects.

The Infrastructure Debate

November is just around the corner, and with it comes an election. Across the country, voters are tasked with voting for or against a number of measures that could potentially repair failing infrastructure.

Will I See You on Thursday?

The past few weeks have been busy here at Specialty Publishing offices. We are getting ready to honor the 2018 Women in Construction and the 2018 Constructech Vision Awards winners, as well as gearing up for our 2018 Technology Day event, which will take place on Thursday in Arlington Heights, Ill.

Construction Builds Smart, Stronger Structures

Following natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma and the storm that contributed to the bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, the construction industry is focused on how to rebuild stronger—and smarter—structures.

Building Automation Moves Forward

Many of you following my blogs in the past few weeks know I am doing a series on what technology is hot, and what technology is not. The first focused on 3D printing, while the second addresses mobility including apps, VR (virtual reality), and AR (augmented reality). The objective is to help you with technology buying decisions in the year ahead. Today’s focus is automation in buildings.

The Robots Are Here

We have been talking about the future of robotics for years. For construction, robots represent the future of the workforce. They can perform repetitive tasks, taking much of the strain off the workforce. And we see the market growing, especially considering a number of moves being made in the tech community that will specifically impact the construction market.

Monitoring Infrastructure

Keeping an eye on the structural integrity of buildings, bridges, and tunnels can be key to ensuring safety can compliance.

New Software for Infrastructure

Are you working on infrastructure projects? There are a number of software companies that continue to make advancements for the industry, which will ultimately help with modeling, design, and other aspects of construction.