Safer Project Sites Through Battery Powered Tools

2019-11-26T18:00:52-05:00December 5th, 2016|Hardware, Review, Safety, Technology|

One of the more difficult hazards to manage Construction project sites is falls. Same level falls were always tricky to prevent and manage from both the training and implementation sides of the table. One of the key hazards in most accident investigations for same level falls was objects in the walk path. By this I


Advances in Thermal Image Cameras from Seek Thermal

2019-11-26T18:00:52-05:00November 28th, 2016|Apps, Hardware, Technology|

During my time working on the General Contractor sided of the table as a Warranty Manager one of the more difficult task to accomplish was looking for leaks on completed Construction project sites. Conducting exterior envelope inspection and HVAC leak test has never been a easy or inexpensive tasks. In the past, these workflows required


The Evolution of Battery Powered Gear for Construction (Milwaukee Tool)

2019-11-26T18:00:53-05:00October 31st, 2016|Hardware, Review, Technology|

The introduction of battery powered equipment into the Construction Industry was a major disruption to the workplace several years ago. Over the past several years a few manufactures have experimented with battery powered gear that you can wear to stay warm on project sites. Remember the original battery powered socks, boot liners and gloves? Sometimes


How will the new Apple product releases impact for the Construction Industry?

2019-11-26T18:01:05-05:00September 12th, 2016|Apps, Hardware|

Last week Apple held its annual September "Special Event" event to release new hardware and software products. There has been a lot of speculation about what would be unveiled at the event. How will the new Apple product releases impact the Construction Industry? The following are a few highlights of the event: iPhone 7 + Back in 2007 the


Apps for Microsoft Surface Pro April 2016

2019-11-26T18:01:10-05:00April 12th, 2016|Apps, Hardware|

The landscape of construction technology has evolved over the past few years. The adoption of apps and mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets have altered the way workflows are conducted. The management of construction projects has changed drastically since the adoption of tablets started a couple of years ago. The tablet in particular has


Apple March 2016 Town Hall RECAP

2019-11-26T18:01:10-05:00March 28th, 2016|Apps, Hardware|

Last week on Tuesday March 21st  Apple held their annual spring “Town Hall” event to unveil new hardware and software updates. The team at Apple is getting ready to celebrate the company’s 40th birthday on April 1st. Some of the interesting user numbers revealed by Tim Cook were: 1 Billion devices currently in use around


Predictions for Technology in Construction for 2016 (Part 3)

2019-11-26T18:01:15-05:00January 4th, 2016|Apps, Hardware, Technology|

Last week I shared a few great predictions for technology in construction for 2016. Where will new developments in technology allow construction projects to go in 2016? Some people are focused on hardware, a few on software, and even a few on processes. Today I will add to this series with a few more predictions