Building a Blockchain: The Future of Construction Contracts

You may have heard of blockchain and its recent history revolutionizing the cryptocurrency market, but have you ever thought about how it could change the construction industry? What is Blockchain? A blockchain is a digital public ledger of agreements (financial transactions, contracts, etc.) that are tied together chronologically into groups of information called “blocks.” This…

Our Top 4 Construction Podcasts (and Why We Love Them)

When you think of podcasts, you don’t usually think of construction; but perhaps after reading this, you’ll consider listening to these esoteric conversations. These are our four favorite award-winning construction podcasts and a little bit of background about their hosts. ConExpo/Con-Agg Radio ConExpo is the largest North American construction trade show held annually in Las…

Technology’s Effect on Safety Protocol After a Pandemic (Part Two)

In returning to the second installment of this two-part series (read part one), we investigate technology’s effect on safety protocol for construction workers when it comes to performing their daily functions. The technology reviewed here mainly plays a part in managing social distancing while maintaining effective communication. Primarily, in the techniques we investigate, Zoom video…

Cool Roof Technology

Rising temperatures! Melting arctic ice! Sweltering heatwaves! It’s just called “summer” here in California, and it’s right around the corner. Spurred on by rising energy costs, consumers and investors alike are seeking options beyond traditional building methods, and the building industry has responded to this demand. One of the most popular technologies the industry has…

Robotics in Construction

More job site managers and workers are utilizing robotics and AI to increase their productivity and improve safety in construction zones. In June 2019, Mortenson Construction became one of the first major construction firms to adopt robotics use on a major scale. They partnered with Built Robotics to gain access to driverless excavators and other…

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