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Construction 4.0: How Technology is Poised to Transform the Industry

We’re living in the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. Technology is transforming our homes, our workplaces and our world. And many sectors have been quick to sign on to the latest solutions to boost productivity and streamline their operations. While other industries have reaped the benefits of process and product innovations, the engineering and construction industries…

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What is Social Distancing Technology, and Why Your Workplace Needs It

From “quarantini” to “coronacation,” the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced all kinds of new words and phrases into our vocabulary. Chief among them might be “social distancing.” Public health officials, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are urging all of us to maintain a social distance of at least six feet from those…

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How Social Distancing and Digital Contract Tracing Technology can Support OSHA’s COVID-19 Record Keeping Policy 

As statewide shutdowns ease and more businesses begin to reopen, new federal rules are forcing employers to take a hard look at how they track employees diagnosed with COVID-19 and search for new tools to help them meet the mandates. Until last month, only employers in the healthcare industry, emergency response field and correctional institutions…

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Wearable Technology in the Time of COVID-19

Businesses all over the globe are facing the ever-increasing challenge of keeping their employees safe and complying with safety guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. While many businesses have adopted work-from-home procedures and others have furloughed their employees or shut down completely, essential businesses are still operational and finding it more critical than ever…

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With safety and security tools, Triax is helping construction operate in this ‘new normal’

As the world grapples with the unprecedented threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, every sector is rethinking how it does business, including construction. Amid stay-at-home orders across the country, we’re hearing from builders and contractors who are scrambling now to determine how they’ll adapt to this “new normal” and safely continue their day-to-day operations. At Triax,…

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Automation vs. Digitization: What’s the Difference?

Companies hear plenty of noise from technology providers about the benefits of their various platforms, including the ability to “automate” workflows and processes. But often those solutions don’t involve actual automation. Instead, they are simply digitizing information. And for contractors, builders and operators, the difference between the two is more than semantics. It can have…

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Technology Doesn’t Lie: KBE Building Team Talks Benefits of Spot-r

KBE Building Corporation is at work on a major project in Virginia, and as crews complete the multi-story building, they’re also wearing a Spot-r Clip on their waist. The Internet of Things-enabled wearable device monitors workers’ movements around a jobsite, helping supervisors reduce risk and injuries, cut waste and better manage projects.  KBE Building, a…

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