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ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 6 - Issue: 16 - 04/21/2017

Construction Blog Highlights

This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:

 

Top 10 Construction Tech Trends of 2017; And It Doesn't Include Drones

Julie Steding writing at the Sonetics blog site lists 10 technology trends to keep an eye out for this year.  From the cool (exoskeletons) to the practical (thermal imaging; mobile apps), we here at ConstructionPro Network sense a small, but accelerating, trend towards more applications of technology to improve productivity. Check out the post here for Steding’s top trends, as well as an update on her 2016 trends too.

 

Top 46 BIM Resources

At the Capterra blog, Don Taylor has put together an excellent list of BIM resources. The list of 46, up from last year’s 38, represents current active sites and includes some excellent legacy ones as well, such as Laura Handler's blog, and, from the other side of the globe, Anthony McPhee’s practical BIM blog.  Check out the list here.

 

The Importance of a Social Media Policy for Construction Firms

A recent article at ENR addresses issues involving the use of social media.  Employees have certain rights of free speech about their company and working conditions, as spelled out by the NLRB. Companies need to be careful in defining social media policies and establish who has the right to post on company-managed sites. Check the post out here to learn about recommended guidelines and to see if your company is on the right track.

 

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