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Contractors expect to spend more time on prefabrication, according to FMI study

Get ready for a surge in prefabrication activity by contractors. FMI, the consulting and investment banking firm, recently polled contractors about how much time they were spending, in craft labor hours, on prefabrication for construction projects. More than 250 contractors participated in the survey, and the average response to that question was 18%. More revealing, however, was the participants’ anticipation that craft hours dedicated to prefab would essentially double, to 34%, within the next five years.



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Lack of organizational readiness is biggest hurdle to artificial intelligence adoption

Managers of companies in the industrial sector, including construction, have bought the hype of artificial intelligence (AI) as a transformative technology, but their organizations are not ready to realize its promise, according to research from IFS, a global cloud enterprise software company. An IFS survey of 1,700 senior decision-makers found that 84% of executives anticipate massive organizational benefits from AI. 


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AEC Tech | VIATechnik | Mar 17, 2020

A tree grows in Stanford: CIFE, VDC, and where it all began

As our industry adopts VDC as standard practice, it is important to remember where these ideas began and continue to emanate from today.

AEC Tech | Mar 10, 2020

No labor. No infrastructure. No problem.

OpenSpace’s AI-based reality capture tool looks to make site documentation a completely passive experience.

Healthcare Facilities | Mar 9, 2020

Mobile wayfinding platform helps patients, visitors navigate convoluted health campuses

Gozio Health uses a robot to roam hospital campuses to capture data and create detailed maps of the building spaces and campus.

Green | Mar 9, 2020

BuroHappold commits to all new building projects achieving net-zero carbon by 2030

The engineering firm also launched a long-term partnership with ILFI.

Architects | Mar 2, 2020

Two ‘firsts’ for Sasaki and LEO A DALY

Following an industry trend, the firms hire chiefs of technology and sustainability, respectively.

AEC Tech | Feb 22, 2020

Investor interest in the built environment not quite as avid in 2019

Builtworlds’ annual list of venture deals led by workspace providers.

AEC Tech | Feb 13, 2020

Exclusive research: Download the final report for BD+C's Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study

This survey of 130 of the nation's largest architecture, engineering, and construction firms tracks the state of AEC technology adoption and innovation initiatives at the AEC Giants.

AEC Tech | Feb 5, 2020

BIM London: A glimpse of BIM discussions across the pond

Digital twin, ISO standards, blockchain, and data were the hot topics at the recent The Digital World: BIM event.

AEC Tech | Jan 16, 2020

EC firms with a clear ‘digital roadmap’ should excel in 2020

Deloitte, in new report, lays out a risk mitigation strategy that relies on tech.

Green | Jan 10, 2020

How the new EC3 tool raises the bar on collective action

Nearly 50 AEC industry organizations partnered to develop the groundbreaking Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator.

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