7 Major Takeaways from the Fifth Annual Construction Technology Report

JBKnowledge published an extensive study on the state of construction technology in 2016, the 5th Annual Construction Technology Report.

By surveying more than 50,000 construction industry professionals and accumulating more than 2,000 responses, the climate of construction progress is clear: There is a lot of catch-up and work to do, but there is also a lot of potential to establish a promising future for construction. BIM is the answer, but companies need to be willing to devote the time and resources necessary to pave the road to BIM adoption.

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Why Drones Are Becoming a Big Deal

Drones have become a big, big deal over the last few years.

We are seeing them everywhere in the forms of new, high-gadget toys for our kids to use by the military.

But the application of drones for the building and construction industry is also growing at a rapid pace. A recent report from Business Wire states that the global demand for drones in the real estate and construction industry will reach a cumulative market value of $20.5 billion.

The application of drones in our industry can extend to:

  • Marketing: aerial photos of your office, job sites, or for use in presentations
  • Construction: real-time photos taken every day of your construction site as it’s being completed
  • Architecture: as-built design comparisons to insure design intent
  • Engineering: safely explore difficult-to-reach areas, such as bridges, large facilities, and roadways
  • Agriculture: Assess your current and future production

At CADsoft, we have embraced the future of drone technology. We explore the complexities, legalities, and the practical application of drone imagery in design and workflow planning. These are exciting times and we are here to help you decide if drone scanning is the future of your business.

CADsoft Consulting Stands with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Three years ago, I lost my mother to Breast cancer. She fought hard, and her courage was remarkable and inspiring.  This October, CADsoft Consulting is proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
  • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours has had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

CADsoft Consulting is raising awareness by changing our logo to pink for the month of October, which will be reflected on our website and all company communications. In addition, employees are encouraged to wear pink all month long.

For more information, visit http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month

Tim Duncan, AIA
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

How to Determine if Reality Capture Can Benefit Your Business

Whether your firm is in civil engineering, architecture, or construction, you likely need to capture existing conditions of environments for projects. The prospect of capturing reality using photographs and laser scans is exciting, but is it right for you? Here’s how to determine if reality capture will benefit your business and how best to leverage this new technology.

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