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…

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…

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…