Procore Integrates with Microsoft Outlook for Streamlined Process with Email | ConTech Junkie

Even with the comprehensive collaborative environment that project management software, like Procore, provide, email is still a necessary evil for even the most technologically advanced contractor. Recently Procore announced new integrations with one of the biggest email providers, Microsoft Outlook, to help reduce redundancies and get all your information into one place.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Applications for Augmented Reality in Construction

Augmented Reality (AR) is often thought of as an interesting new twist on video games, but, in reality, it has some great potential for solving some common problems in construction.  BigRentz, a construction equipment rental company, recently shared an infographic of 6 applications of AR in construction.

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Nominate Your Favorite Construction Podcast for Best of 2019!

It’s that time again to begin Construction Junkie’s annual search for the best construction podcast!  Now in our 4th year of the competition, it’s very clear that construction podcasts are gaining in popularity.

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PlanGrid Announces PlanGrid BIM, Their First Autodesk Integration After 2018 Acquisition | ConTech Junkie

In November of 2018, Autodesk announced that it had acquired field productivity software, PlanGrid, for $875 Million. It was huge news for an industry that is finally starting to warm up to the use of technology on the jobsite.  This morning, PlanGrid officially released their first integration into the Autodesk platform: PlanGrid BIM.

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Should Subcontractors Use Their Own Project Management Software?

As smartphones and tablets are slowly becoming one of the most prominent and powerful tools on construction site, construction technology companies are still largely focusing on construction management firms and general contractors.  What’s lost on many is the fact that there are dozens of subcontractors on every jobsite that also need to manage their projects.

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In-Depth Look at The CAT S48c Rugged Smartphone | Tool Junkie

Late last year, CAT Phones released their first ever smartphone on a US carrier network, the S48c.  The phone is currently available on both the Sprint and Verizon Networks and I was recently able to test out the phone to get some better insight into how it operates. Overall, it offers the toughness to hold up to a jobsite at a reasonable price, but continue reading to hear about all of the details.

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[VIDEO] Here’s a Weird, Creepy Robot Dog That Will Inspect Your Construction Site

Tracking progress on any construction progress is an extremely vital step.  Artificial intelligence is gaining popularity in the industry, as it can make sense of thousands of images or videos and place them into context. Before the AI can work its magic, though, all of those pictures and videos must be collected.  That’s where robotics masters Boston Dynamics thinks they can step in with a robot they’ve been developing for years.

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[VIDEO] This Material Lift Makes Objects up to 135 Pounds Virtually Weightless

Fatigue on the jobsite is real, so much so that many technology companies have developed products to reduce fatigue and also sense when a worker is experiencing fatigue. There are other wearable devices, like exoskeletons, that can enhance a workers strength and stamina, but when you need to add more than a little punch, Construction Robotic’s MULE 135 may do the trick.

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