PlanGrid’s Field Reports are Now Available on Windows

PlanGrid users may have noticed, or been frustrated with that fact, that some features that are available on the program’s Android and iOS apps are not available on the Windows app.  Windows’ Surface tablets have become a popular option for construction teams in recent years, so those users will be happy to hear that the Field Reports function is now available on PlanGrid for Windows.

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Bricklaying Robot Being Used on 3-Story Nevada Building

One of the very first articles I wrote over 3 years ago was about SAM, the Semi-Automated Mason, which is a bricklaying robot. Since that time, SAM, which is made by Construction Robotics, has seen several jobsites, according to their portfolio page. Their most recent project at the University of Nevada has put the technology back in the headlines.

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Tech Company, Oracle, Opens Construction Innovation Lab to Test Promising Technology

We’ve heard a lot of promising developments on construction technologies in the past few years, many of which will not only make the industry more efficient, but create a much higher quality product. Testing this technology inside of a controlled facility, however, doesn’t quite paint an entire picture for how the product will perform on a constantly evolving jobsite.

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DeWalt Announces Several Enhancements to its Construction Site WiFi System

Just over a year ago, DeWalt announced that it was expanding its reach in construction technology with the release of Construction Site WiFi System. As mobile applications for construction tasks, like daily reporting and plan review, become more and more popular, it’s becoming increasingly important for contractors to ensure there is adequate internet connection on the jobsite.  Managing that connection on an often changing construction site can prove to be a bit of a challenge.

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Tesla Solar Roof Tiles Experiencing Major Delays Because Elon Musk Doesn’t Like How They Look

Last summer, Tesla announced that the first of their solar roof tiles had been installed on test houses. However, as has become customary with many Tesla products, the company is experiencing significant manufacturing delays.

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Procore Launches New Labor Tracking Platform, Including Digital Time Sheets

Procore, one of the country’s most popular construction project management software, has officially launched the first product in their newest platform: Field Productivity.  The newest platform joins Procore’s 3 other existing platforms: Project Management, Quality & Safety, and Construction Financials.

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Take 15 Minutes to Participate in the 2018 Construction Technology Survey

Every year, construction technology company JBKnowledge administers one of the largest and most comprehensive construction technology reports in the country.  After the surveys are completed by thousands of construction companies across the country, the data is compiled into an annual report, which identifies important industry trends. You can find the results of the 2016 survey here and the 2017 survey here.

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