Highly Integrated Digital Systems

throughout the country, additional data throughput is necessary. Organizations large and small benefit from the use of cloud-based computing but integrated systems are still a mainstay for many. The worldwide market for these converged systems increased 1.1% year over year to $4.2 billion during the fourth quarter of 2019 according to IDC. One of the defined areas that is showing corporate interest is the hyperconverged system. Hyperconverged systems collapse core storage and compute functionality into a single, highly virtualized solution. A key characteristic of hyperconverged systems that differentiate these solutions from other integrated systems is their scale-out architecture and their ability to provide all compute and storage functions through the same x86 server-based resources.

Top Technology Companies for Construction

Perhaps one of the most difficult questions to answer is this: What are the best software, hardware, tool, and equipment companies that serve the construction industry? Constructech has been answering this question since 2009 with its annual Constructech 50—and since that time only six stalwarts have remained on the list.

Construction: Tech Gets to Work

From residential homebuilding to commercial infrastructure projects, construction companies need the right tools both in the office and at the jobsite. Today, the hardware for the jobsite continues to advance, offering new ways to manage projects.

More Acquisitions: Trimble Picks Up e-Builder

I feel like I have been writing about this a lot—but that is because there is a lot happening. In the month of February, the construction-software space saw three new acquisitions in the first two days of the month.

Collaboration in the Cloud

Craig “Tooey” Courtemanche, cofounder and CEO, Procore, www.procore.com, Carpinteria, Calif., recently sat down with Constructech to discuss the importance of third-party integrations.

What’s Coming for Takeoffs

Angelo Castelli, president, On Center Software, www.oncenter.com, The Woodlands, Texas, recently sat down with Constructech to discuss how takeoff technology can help improve business processes in 2017.

Keeping an Eye on the Jobsite

Many construction companies may have a construction camera or other measures on site to track progress and improve security.

The Emerald Jobsite

The jobsite is set to get a little shaper, a little brighter, and a little greener with the release of the new Green Cross Line Laser and Green 3 Spot Laser from DEWALT, www.dewalt.com, which will reinvigorate leveling and layout processes for electricians, framers, plumbers, remodelers, and contractors.

Digging Up Education

The jobsite and the classroom collide, as John Deere, www.JohnDeere.com, has made itself a new home and a new strategic technology office at the Iowa State University, www.iastate.edu, Research Park.