Using Technology to Mitigate Construction Risks

Contractors are investing in IoT solutions, such as wearables and sensors, to help them better measure, monitor and manage risk exposure on the day-to-day. These technologies serve as extra eyes, ears and hands at the jobsite, automatically capturing data from workers, equipment, tools and the environment in real-time. As construction technology proliferates, the conversation around…

More than a construction hardware or software provider

With experience bringing technology to challenging IT environments, we knew we had to deliver a scalable, practical solution that required as little maintenance as possible. When we began building our Spot-r system, battery life, product durability, and reliable data connections as new floors or structures are added were essential considerations. In the unpredictable, fast-moving construction…

Travelers Partners With Gilbane and Triax Technologies to Test Benefits of Wearables for Construction Industry

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 30, 2018 – The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced a collaboration with Gilbane, one of the country’s largest contractors, and Triax Technologies, a leader in Internet of Things (IoT) construction technology, to explore the potential safety benefits of wearable devices. “Work-related injuries remain a significant source of exposure for contractors,…

Technology as a driver of Lean Construction

To improve productivity and maximize project quality, construction contractors are increasingly turning to lean construction practices. This innovative, collaborative approach to operating and executing projects is focused on continuous improvement by reducing waste and building with maximum efficiency. It has been shown not only to increase productivity but to give construction firms a strong competitive…

The Path to Lean Construction: Using Wearables and IoT to Reduce Waste and Maximize Efficiencies

Unlike the relatively stable manufacturing environment with defined, repeatable processes, construction projects are rife with client changes, unexpected weather conditions/delays, changing workforce factors, and more. Adopting lean construction requires management buy-in, employee training, and the investment in new tools and processes. One path to accelerating the implementation of lean construction practices is technology. Download this…

Tech Tuesday: Our Chief Information Officer on the Importance of Integration Partnerships

In August, Triax Technologies joined our partners at Oracle Construction and Engineering for the unveiling of their Innovation Lab, a mock worksite based in Deerfield, IL that allows visitors to experience the potential of wearable and sensor technology, drones, autonomous vehicles, and visualization technology for themselves. We’re thrilled to participate in this effort to showcase…

Meeting Electrical Needs Amongst Changing Construction Workforce Demographics

As we’ve written about before, construction is one of the last industries to benefit from automation and information technology.  Historically, the only electrical equipment on a job site during construction was installed by highly-trained workers. Today, however, the construction marketplace is rapidly changing: technology has become more widespread at the jobsite, more experienced and trained…