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…

How Work Quality Affects Jobsite Safety

While we believe that everyone in the construction industry wants to return home in the same condition as when they arrived, unfortunately, safety can sometimes take a supporting role to keeping projects on schedule and on budget. A 2017 National Safety Council survey of 2,000 workers, for example, found that more than one-third (36%) strongly…

2018’s Skilled Labor Shortage: Six Months In

The skilled labor shortage remains an important topic within the construction industry, as skilled baby boomers age out or retire and fewer millennials enter the trades to take their place. Fortunately, the industry has taken notice, and leading organizations, industry partners, institutions, and associations are teaming up to tackle this issue from multiple angles. At…