Mobile: Advent of the App

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog focusing on the evolving nature of mobile in the construction industry, addressing everything from devices, to apps, and other related technology. Today, and in a series of blogs throughout the next few weeks, I would like to focus in on one area in particular—apps.

Field Apps Drive Productivity

The construction industry has embraced field apps, which leads the way for global industries that need to capture structured forms and freehand information for analysis, reporting, and archiving.

BIM Innovation in Cloud

BIM (building information modeling) is at the heart of creative innovation and smart building. And the technology just keeps evolving. Case in point: BSD (Building Systems Design Inc.), www.bsdsoftlink.com, Atlanta, Ga., recently released the latest version of BSD LinkMan-E, a BIM linking product that has now been configured to permit cloud access.

The Move to Mobile

Recently, Laura Black, editor, Constructech magazine, sat down with Tracy Young, CEO and cofounder, PlanGrid, to discuss the evolution from mainframes to client-server technology to Web and now mobile, and how it is impacting the construction industry.

The Connected Jobsite

As many of you might already know I recently had a conversation with Epic BIM’s John Grady about the future of technology in construction—and he has some interesting thoughts that I want to explore in some more detail.

Multifamily Builder Reduces Printing and Wasted Time

For more than 20 years, CBG Building Co., www.clarkbuildersgroup.com, Arlington, Va., has specialized in the construction and real estate industries, building more than 60,000 homes and apartments across the United States—including housing units in mixed-use communities, luxury apartments, campus housing, military housing, senior living, and high-density apartments.