From Sustainable to Regenerative Building

As technology has advanced, green construction has gone from an ethical hard-fought decision to a fashionable, functional mainstream construction method with lots of design and material options. New technologies such as 3D printing allow contractors to quickly and efficiently build structures (for the time being, mostly small houses) out of sustainable materials like locally sourced...

5 Technologies Revolutionizing Construction Safety

Construction workers and contractors work in more dangerous working conditions than almost any other industry. But construction sites are getting safer every day with the emergence of new technologies. Exoskeletons are metal frameworks that fit around construction workers’ bodies to support their posture and lessen the strain on their bodies (unpowered exoskeletons) or to augment...

New AI Tools Prevent Accidents & Delays on Construction Sites

Suffolk Construction, a general contractor based out of Boston, Massachusetts, is currently developing two artificial intelligence tools that can predict and prevent accidents and delays in construction projects. The first tool looks at 700,000 images of job sites from Suffolk’s projects over the past 10 years, runs them through an image recognition software to identify...

ALICE AI Assistant Cuts Construction Schedule by 15%

ALICE, the artificial intelligence assistant from Stanford University’s tech startup, Alice Technologies, is a dynamic project managing/scheduling system for construction projects. First, an experienced human construction scheduler works with the project owner, supervisors, contractors, architects, and engineers to create a “rule set” for ALICE defining the scope and limitations (goals, time, resources, etc.) of the...