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 TRIAX 01Construction enters the digital age with no signs of slowing down.   

By Chad Hollingsworth 

After decades of lagging digitization, the construction industry has entered a bold new era. Four forces – a skilled labor shortage, changing workforce demographics, increased demand, and an infusion of investment and innovative technologies –are driving its digital transformation. This newfound digitization will continue to change the image of the jobsite as we know it, helping to make it safer and more productive to meet the growing infrastructure needs of the future. 

 TOWER CRANE RESCUE 01Tower crane rescues are a race against the clock.   

By Brent Wise

A tower crane operator has an enviable job: a good salary, a breathtaking view and a climate-controlled working space. But, isolation in a cab, hundreds of feet in the air, is also fraught with danger: If an operator loses consciousness or needs medical assistance, someone needs to get him or her down to the ground, fast.

 RIGHT TO REPAIR 01There is confusion with California’s Right to Repair Act.   

By Michael S. Eisenbaum

California’s Right to Repair Act, as set forth in California Civil Code sections 895 through 945.5, essentially became operative for residential construction purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2013. Since its implementation, there has apparently been some confusion as to the scope of application of the Act. The following are two significant areas where the Act has caused uncertainty in its application, one of which was recently addressed by the Appellate Courts, and one which was not yet been addressed or clarified:

 RIGHT TO REPAIR 01There is confusion with California’s Right to Repair Act.   

By Michael S. Eisenbaum

California’s Right to Repair Act, as set forth in California Civil Code sections 895 through 945.5, essentially became operative for residential construction purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2013. Since its implementation, there has apparently been some confusion as to the scope of application of the Act. The following are two significant areas where the Act has caused uncertainty in its application, one of which was recently addressed by the Appellate Courts, and one which was not yet been addressed or clarified:

 ORION LABS 01Voice tech is key to a connected job site.   

By Jesse Robbins

Workers in labor-intensive industries, like engineering and construction, face a unique set of challenges on the job. They need the right tools to stay productive, safe and connected, without disrupting their daily workflows. Today, cost-effective tools, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, wearables and software are coming to market, and they are enabling job sites to function more efficiently and optimize the use of resources.

 OP WORLD OF CONCRETE 01(Photo courtesy of World of Concrete)

 By the Editors of Construction Today

A record number of people night attend World of Concrete in January. A show executive explains what keeps them coming back to the annual event. Construction Today recently caught up with Steve Pomerantz, senior marketing manager of global exhibitions, to ask what to expect at the 2019 World of Concrete (WOC) trade show Jan. 22-25 in Las Vegas.

 MODULAR CONSTRUCTION 01Why your understanding of modular construction is off base.   

By Grant Geiger

Most likely, you have some familiarity with the term, “modular construction.” While it has been implemented for decades, recent technological and design-based advances have led to new iterations that significantly elevate the method. In fact, modular holds the potential to overhaul construction across industries. Compared with traditional on-site building, it can cut timelines dramatically, increase safety and sustainability within the building process and produce stronger buildings. 

 MOBILE APP 01You can combat the culprit of workplace inefficiencies with a mobile app.   

By Russ Taylor

The construction industry depends on fast decision-making, attention to detail, and adaptability to continuously changing information. Companies need workplace efficiencies and employee productivity to keep up with the pace of the business.

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