M&A: Another Wave?

It seems M&A (merger and acquisition) activity in the construction technology space comes in spurts. Naturally, the last 12 months have been somewhat quiet, but now we are seeing activity begin to pick up, as the new year kicks into full gear.

Three Cs: Productivity Booster in Construction

We have all heard the numbers. Labor-productivity growth in construction has averaged only 1% a year in the past two decades, which is compared with growth of 2.8% for the total world economy and 3.6% in the case of manufacturing.

Top Tech News from bauma 2019

Taking place from April 8-14, bauma has seen a multitude of announcements. From AI (artificial intelligence), to GNSS (global navigation satellite system), to grade control, and more, the event has highlighted manufacturers making big moves to advance construction equipment, all with the help of emerging technologies.

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.

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.

Trimble, Autodesk: Setting the Stage for Better BIM

Two of the frequent topics that come up in conversations with technology providers centers on partners and competitors. Understanding both of these areas gives construction companies a better picture of position in the market. However, oftentimes, the lines are blurred where two companies might consider each other competitors in some aspects and partners in others.