Behavioral Shift in Construction
Alex Schwarzkopf, CEO, Pillar Technologies, says the problem the company is attacking is a very small piece of the connected jobsite by deploying a network of smart sensors that are monitoring the changing conditions of the building.
Jay Kim, chief strategy officer, APX Labs, says wearables are the next big thing in industrial workforce technology, replacing things like paper and even smartphones, and explains wearables can become an integral part of a daily job, especially for hands-on workers.
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Mike Sicilia, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Construction and Engineering, says it is an interesting and exciting time in the construction vertical, specifically around Internet of Things, as the industry is seeing an uptick in firms using the IoT for monitoring.
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Peggy says Uber is in the middle of setting itself up for something big in both the enterprise and consumer space, and explains Uber has become more of a technology company with one move.
Peggy says there are new ways of looking at technology and all that the IoT (Internet of Things) can do.
Mark Chung, CEO and co-founder, Verdigris, explains the AI (artificial intelligence) company is focused on making IoT accessible to large, commercial buildings to transform normal buildings into smart ones.
Ellen Qualls, VP for communications & public affairs, Renovate America, says it is important to put tools in the hands of contractors that can help educate homeowners on the importance of selecting energy efficient options for their homes.
Brian Jamison, national procurement director, PulteGroup, explains the Zero Net Energy Home prototype, a high performance home built in northern California.
Peggy gives listeners a firsthand look at how contractors are using connected tools today.
Don Kakfa, CEO, ToolWatch Corp., says if tools aren’t functioning correctly, extra spending is happening on purchasing additional tools.
Graham Cooper, senior account manager, ToolHound, says tool tracking systems provide information immediately at your finger tips.
Peggy introduces connected tools in construction and says not only do they save time on projects, but they also save on costs.
Karen Weiss, senior industry strategy manager, civil infrastructure owners, Autodesk, explains why data is the new dollar, and people talk about Big Data and the IoT, and the unique perspective Autodesk brings to the table is using the data to make better decisions.
Ed Coffin, senior product advisor, ConEst, says the biggest pain point for construction customers is an estimating process and the handover of the estimating process to project managers.
John Grady, president, Epic BIM, says the ultimate goal is to see BIM (building information modeling) and wearables interact with the jobsite and have RFID (radio-frequency identification) tag badges, so first responders can know where the individuals are located in case of an accident.
Chad Pearson, director of business development, Plexxis Software, says a big trend in the construction industry right now is having the quickest access to the best information and putting all knowledge under one roof.
Grady Slane, ShareFile product marketing manager, Citrix, offers his thoughts on how construction companies can use ShareFile and how it’s different from other file sharing companies
Eric Kramer, vice president of sales, e-Builder, talks of how technology impacts a construction project owner and how e-Builder is assisting in managing large healthcare projects.
Leon Gorbaty, director of product management, Bentley Systems, discusses SpecWave Composer and how it helps contractors as well as how architects, engineers, and construction professionals share specifications.
Peggy Smedley looks at the growing use of mobile apps, smartphones, and other technologies in the construction industry.