Top Tech Trends in Construction

The technology needs of the construction industry today are changing. What keeps the CIO up at night these days is far different than even just five years ago. Some of these tech trends include emerging mobile technologies, the evolution of ERP (enterprise-resource planning), BIM (building information modeling), IoT (Internet of Things), big data, and beyond. Perhaps it’s time to really dive into the top five tech trends in the construction industry today.

Field Technicians Go Mobile

Each niche of the construction industry has its own unique set of needs. Such is the case for field technicians that need an easy way to submit daily work reports using smartphones and tablets to project management and office personnel.

Collaboration Drives SaaS

The cloud has been a boon to document management. Case in point: ProjectReady, www.project-ready.com, Yonkers, N.Y., a cloud collaboration and document management provider released its SaaS (software-as-a-service) subscription model for the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry.

RapidXpres Adds Tablet for Field Workers

RapidXpres, www.rapidxpres, Tempe, Ariz., has added the FZ-Q1 tablet to its product line, specifically designed for highly mobile field workers in the government or private sectors, who need a device more durable than a consumer tablet.

Mobile: 2016 Construction Predictions

Smartphones, tablets, apps, BYOD (bring your own device): The construction industry has certainly changed from the days of carrying around bulky laptops—or worse, pen and paper.

Mobile Blueprints Advance Construction

Time is money in all industries. In construction, for example, this is experienced when a construction crew is waiting for updated plans or guidance due to changes.

A Look at IT Spending

Worldwide IT spending is set to total $3.5 trillion in 2015, a 5.5% decline from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner Inc., www.gartner.com, Stamford, Conn.

Canon U.S.A. Offers Solution for Small Spaces

Canon U.S.A., www.canon.usa.com, Melville, N.Y., a provider of digital imaging solutions, has introduced the new imageRUNNER 1400 Series of multifunction devices, the company’s most compact black-and-white imageRUNNER multifunction product lineup.