Rough Notes: Digital advances deliver increased benefits to construction firms and their insurance partners

Fatal accidents in construction were up 5% in 2016—the latest year for which Bureau of Labor Statistics are available —and are at the highest level since 2008. Of course, non-fatal injuries are also of concern and in addition to physical and human harm, they have significant business impact, leading to lost time, lower productivity and…

Technology Myths of the Construction Industry

According to KPMG’s Global Construction Survey 2017 report, 92 percent of U.S. construction executives believe that technology will fundamentally change their businesses and help bridge the performance gap. Despite this belief, only 29 percent of construction company owners routinely use mobile apps to complete their projects. The construction industry has traditionally been slow to adopt…

What is the difference between VR and AR?

The construction industry, which has traditionally been slow to adopt technology, is in the midst of a digital revolution. As contractors face increased demand and a shrinking labor pool, organizations are turning to technology tools to automate processes, streamline communication and maximize their current resources. Building Information Modeling (BIM), wearables, drones, and increasingly, virtual and…

Spot-r and Autodesk BIM 360: A Primer

BIM 101 BIM, or Building Information Modeling, is one of the biggest buzzwords in construction today. BIM involves the generation and management of incredibly accurate, robust, digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of spaces and is used by individuals, businesses, and governments to plan, design, build, run and maintain diverse physical structures, including office…

2017 Year in Review

Triax’s Chad Hollingsworth recapped the year in construction for High-Profile’s monthly Construction Institute column. Read about the developments raising construction’s profile, attracting a new generation of workers, and shaping future procedures here.  Despite this, over the last year, construction has worked to shed its reputation as one of the least digitized U.S. industries, as conversations across…