Swapp raises $7 million to automate construction planning with AI

Venture Beast

Swapp, a startup developing AI to automate construction planning, has raised $7 million in a funding round. AI Big Data Cloud Dev VB Home Page ai artificial intelligence building category-/Business & Industrial/Construction & Maintenance construction machine learning Swapp

SiteAware raises $10 million to track construction zone progress using drones and AI

Venture Beast

SiteAware, a startup adopting a 'digital twin' approach to construction validation, has raised $10 million in series A funding to expand its operations.

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Buildots raises $16 million to automate construction site reporting with AI

Venture Beast

Buildots, a construction analytics startup using AI and 360-degree cameras to track site progress, has raised $16 million in venture capital. Read More.

Cob is a natural building material that can one day replace cement in construction

Mashable VR

The CobBauge project, which is testing out cob (a mix between earth, fiber and water) as the main building material, is a proof of concept for a much more sustainable construction method. More about Architecture , Sustainability , Construction , Cob , and Cement.

How mushrooms are transforming the construction industry

Mashable VR

Construction is a major cause of pollution, both in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and waste creation. More about Architecture , Construction , Mushrooms , Sustainable Design , and Circular Economy. Architecture Construction Mushrooms Sustainable Design Circular Economy

Autodesk leads $7 million investment in construction software startup Bridgit

Venture Beast

Bridgit will incorporate the Autodesk Construction Cloud into its software to better forecast the needs of construction project managers. AI Big Data Business Dev Enterprise artificial intelligence Autodesk Bridgit category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics/Software/Business & Productivity Software construction funding daily machine learning

Caterpillar looks to mining, construction, and space automation as traditional equipment sales decline

Venture Beast

As traditional heavy equipment sales decline, Caterpillar is growing autonomous equipment operator system sales for mining, construction, and space.

Energy Efficiency in Construction Industry

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Energy Efficiency in Construction Industry - Information Technology Blog. According to the United States Department of Energy , the construction industry both commercial and residential modernized, at the same time, energy efficiency has gained great importance. One important industry is the construction industry. What are the major trends of energy efficiency in the construction industry? Material efficiency of building construction.

The IT Leader's New Imperative: Constructing the Culture

Information Week

Here are five effective approaches for CIOs to expand their skillsets and build a resilient culture that can succeed in today's enterprise organizations

Constructive Conflict Management in CRM

IT Toolbox

However, if the employees are taught to understand the nature of conflicts and are freed from the fear of conflicts, grievances can be turned into constructive opportunities to raise the CRM bar within the organization. Every business has its moments of conflict. If allowed to fester, these disagreements can destroy a business.

US Data Center Construction Update

Data Center Knowledge

Lots of colo action in Texas, plus Facebook in New Mexico and SAP in Colorado Read More. Colocation Compass Datacenters Data Foundry Facebook Site Selection TierPoint

Big Data – Construct or Reality?

Eric D. Brown

Before we get started – a definition of “construct” is needed. Taking a page from my years in quantitative research, I submit this definition ( based on this definition ): A construct is a mental abstraction used to express an idea, object or any other ‘item’ (could be people, organizations, etc.). With that out of the way…back to the question at hand: Is big data a construct or reality? Additionally, big data is a construct.

This bricklaying robot can construct a house in 48 hours

Mashable Tech

More about Robot , Building , Construction , Bricklaying Robot , and Tech. Robot Building Construction Bricklaying Robot TechThe Hadrian X , created by Fastbrick Robotics, can lay up to 200 bricks an hour and build a full-sized home in 48 hours. Fastbrick Robotics hopes to apply the speedy technology to new and more complex building designs around the world. Read more.

Two Constructs From Biology To Consider Regarding Enterprise IT

CTOvision

Two constructs from biology to think about regarding enterprise tech: The Cambrian Explosion and a Malthusian Problem. Bob Gourley. The Cambrian Explosion is was a period of rapid evolution and an explosion of life. The Cambrian Explosion began around 542 million years ago. Every living plant or animal today can trace its roots to the startups that began then.

ERP's vertical integration poised to transform construction

IT Toolbox

It’s a big prediction, but it’s based on industry experience: The former long-time CEO of electronics manufacturing giant Flextronics believes that ERP’s vertical integration of an enterprise’s every aspect will change the face of the world’s $12 trillion construction industry. Michael Marks founded precast construction start-up Katerra in 2015 to prove

Data Center Construction Update

Data Center Knowledge

Large data center builds underway in North and South America Read More. Colocation Dallas Dupont Fabros Equinix Google Oregon Silicon Valley

Fire at Amazon Data Center Construction Site in Ashburn Contained

Data Center Knowledge

Construction workers evacuate without incident; no cause reported Read More. Amazon Downtime Washington DC Area

OpenSpace raises $15.9 million to automate photo documentation on construction sites

Venture Beast

OpenSpace, which helps construction teams track the progress of projects by capturing navigable 360-degree photos, has raised $15.9 million. Read More. AI Business Enterprise category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics funding daily OpenSpace

These unfired recycled bricks are building a revolution in sustainable construction

Mashable VR

K-Briq, their flagship product created during research at the Heriot-Watt University , is a construction brick made from 90 percent construction waste. More about Social Good , Design , Sustainability , Construction , and Carbon Footprint. Social Good Design Sustainability Construction Carbon FootprintKenoteq is a closed loop circular economy company looking to recycle, reuse and make new innovative and sustainable building products.

Rapid ERP implementation greases construction company's future

IT Toolbox

Nonetheless, water infrastructure specialist Reynolds Construction, which officially began operating on May 1 after private investorsIt’s tough to get an entirely new ERP system up and running quickly. It’s even tougher when the enterprise in question is just getting restarted as a private company after spending more than a decade inside a publicly-traded corporate parent.

5 Major Tech Trends That Are Transforming the Construction Industry

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 5 Major Tech Trends That Are Transforming the Construction Industry - Information Technology Blog. Digital Construction Industry Trends to Watch out For: The next generation of “digital natives” are constantly bringing new technology to the workplace. Discover the latest digital construction industry trends here. In the United States, the construction industry employs about 10.7 The year 2019 comes with new construction industry trends.

How Microsoft Teams is keeping Suffolk Construction workers connected

ComputerWorld IT Management

For a large construction firm such as Suffolk Construction, managing communications between 2,500 office-based and on-site workers is a challenge, even at the best of times.

Uptime Certification Funny Business: Design vs. Construction

Data Center Knowledge

Misleading language and confusion over what it means to be "design certified," versus "construction certified," means that the customer may not always know what they are getting. What does it mean to be Uptime Tier-certified? Data Center Design

AI Weekly: Constructive ways to take power back from Big Tech

Venture Beast

Here is some advice on how everybody can take power back from Big Tech companies like Facebook and Google. Read More.

Constructive Criticism in the Boardroom

Future of CIO

The true critical thinking and constructive criticism are very important for the business’s improvement continuum. Constructive criticism and smart skepticism are the hidden gems shining through the board discussions: The BoDs with insight and foresight about the business can ask profound questions because they can observe thoroughly, have better critical thinking ability and learning agility.

Canvas emerges from stealth with AI for drywall installation

Venture Beast

Construction startup Canvas uses a modified lift, a robotic arm, and sensors to install drywall in the San Francisco Bay Area. AI Big Data Business Enterprise artificial intelligence Canvas construction funding daily machine learning robotics

CyrusOne Commences Construction in Ashburn

Data Center Knowledge

Data center services provider CyrusOne has broken ground on its new data center in the Loudoun Tech Center in Sterling, Va. Read More. CyrusOne

Construction company used IoT platform to cut time and cost from Camp Fire cleanup project

Tech Republic Cloud

Goodfellow Bros coordinated 500 dump trucks and six hazardous waste dumps to clear debris from California's Camp Fire

£115 constructed mask bypasses iPhone X Face ID verification

Computer Weekly

A security company has used a 3D-printed mask to trick the face recognition technology on Apple's new iPhone X

How AI and remote collaboration tools could help the construction industry get back to work

Venture Beast

Builders, electricians, and plumbers can't work over Zoom, but digital technology could play a big part in getting the construction industry back to work. Read More. AI Business Cloud Enterprise Entrepreneur category-/Business & Industrial category-/Computers & Electronics/Software coronavirus Covid-19 Disperse OpenSpace

5 Ways Information Technology in Construction is More Important Than Ever

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 5 Ways Information Technology in Construction is More Important Than Ever - Information Technology Blog. There was once a time when IT and construction didn’t mix. Now, information technology in construction is absolutely vital. The construction industry in the United States is a 1.73 Computer-based project management is one of the best ways to ensure that everything is going according to plan on a construction site.

CoreSite Cranks Up Data Center Construction Spending

Data Center Knowledge

Land deal in Virginia part of biggest annual capital deployment in company history Read More. Colocation CoreSite Data Center Strategies Deals Featured Investing Supply and Demand Washington DC Area

5 Of The Coolest Construction Technologies That Is Disrupting The Industry

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 5 Of The Coolest Construction Technologies That Is Disrupting The Industry - Information Technology Blog. It also has been able to bring about quite a few positive changes as far as the real estate business and construction industry is concerned. Towards this objective, there is no doubt that technology could impact and change how the construction industry works now and of course, in the future.

Forsythe’s Massive Chicago Area Data Center Achieves Tier III Constructed Facility

Data Center Knowledge

Ahead of a grand opening next week, Forsythe Data Centers announced its 220,000 square foot data center has achieved Uptime Institute Tier III Certification for Constructed Facility Read More. Chicago colocation Data Center Design Featured

Demand for Drones Drives Data Center Construction in North Dakota

Data Center Knowledge

In Grand Forks, North Dakota, some 217 acres of a 5,400-acre tract originally built as a fighter interceptor base, were carved out and set aside for civilian commercial purposes. Read More. Site Selection drones EdgeData Grand Sky North Dakota

Facebook to Add Fourth Building to Ft. Worth Construction Project

Data Center Knowledge

It was already one of Facebook’s most ambitious renewable energy data center projects, back when it only had one building. But now that it will need four times the power, will local residents give way? Read More. Dallas Facebook Generators Site Selection Ft. Worth Data Center K. Timmons renewable energy wind power

Data Center Construction: A Developer’s Eye View

Data Center Knowledge

What''s it like to be on the front lines of a major data center construction project? Chris Curtis, co-founder and SVP of Development for Compass Datacenters recently wrote a series that takes you behind the scenes on the construction phase of one of his projects. Compass Datacenters Data Center Design

Bitcoin Data Center Construction Marches On, Despite Low Value

Data Center Knowledge

BitFury plans 100MW in Republic of Georgia; KnCMiner building in Sweden Read More. Bitcoin Data Center Strategies Featured

Ants Construct Ingenious Contraption to Keep Themselves From Drowning

GizModo VR

A species of fire ant can turn tiny grains of sand into a powerful tool for extracting food, in a clever design meant to reduce drowning risk. Read more. ants insects animal behavior insect behavior insect intelligence animal intelligence tools tool building science

Four Things Colos Should Consider When Evaluating Modular Construction Solutions

Data Center Knowledge

If you are a colo and looking to partner with a modular data center construction company, there are a few simple steps to consider, writes Stephen Madaffari of Data Centers Delivered. The process includes determine your needs and vetting your potential partner thoroughly. Industry Perspectives

US Data Center Construction Update: Week of October 12

Data Center Knowledge

Data center building boom continues across the country Read More. Colocation CoreSite CyrusOne Facebook OVH Phoenix Silicon Valley Vantage Data Centers Washington DC Area

Rapid ERP implementation boosts construction firm's shift from public to private

IT Toolbox

Nonetheless, water infrastructure specialist Reynolds Construction, which officially began operating on May 1 st after private investorsIt’s tough to get an entirely new ERP system up and running quickly – and even tougher for an enterprise that is just resuming life as a private company after more than a decade as part of a publicly-traded corporate parent.

Context on Forced Joint Unity and DoD and Impact on Military C2 Constructs

CTOvision

Today we don’t fight solo – we fight as Coalitions. Unilateral US military actions are rare, and getting rarer. As US DoD budgets continue to shrink, we encourage our coalition partners to pick up the slack. That may help but only so much. This past summer we saw an outstanding example of Maritime Partnerships. RIMPAC 2014 involved twenty-two Nations (including China!) and over 40 ships and submarines and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel. To read more please log in. Login.