Drone Technology – High Flyers for Safety and Efficiency in the Construction Industry
Drone Technology – High Flyers for Safety and Efficiency in the Construction Industry

Safety and efficiency in the construction industry are two ongoing challenges in the construction industry. Training programs, process innovations, and communication tools via digital devices serve as monitors to ensure safety on construction sites. But there are scenarios that require a vantage point where drone technology offers the safest solution. As one of the most compelling construction trends, the growth…

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What the Construction Industry Can Learn from California Wildfires
What the Construction Industry Can Learn from California Wildfires

The merciless destruction caused by the California wildfires is an opportunity for the construction industry to revisit building codes and requirements for more fire resistant construction, especially in the wildland urban areas. Many of these areas don’t have a professional fire department nearby, so the delay in getting fire support can be disastrous.  By making homes better able to withstand…

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Improving Safety by Improving Communication on Construction Sites
Improving Safety by Improving Communication on Construction Sites

How can you create a safer workplace on construction sites without clear communication?  Answer: You cannot. Consider this. Spanish-speaking workers make up about 30% of the workforce on a jobsite. If there is a breakdown in communication on construction sites due to a language barrier, it’s logical that these workers face a higher risk of injury. OSHA attributes a higher…

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Inclusion in the Construction Industry is the Smart Way Forward
Inclusion in the Construction Industry is the Smart Way Forward

It’s no secret that the building boom is alive and well, even if it has slowed slightly in the last few months. What’s coming to light amidst all the bustle is how money is being invested in construction. Is it being shared equitably, reaching lower income areas that need revitalization? Is diversity and inclusion being consciously considered by the developers?…

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Opioid Addiction is a Problem for the Construction Industry
Opioid Addiction is a Problem for the Construction Industry

While opioid addiction can affect people from every profession, it has impacted the construction industry in America immeasurably. The crisis has made it challenging for construction companies to maintain a healthy workforce, consequently, affecting project deadlines and budgets. With an estimated 15.1 percent of construction workers misusing drugs, the costs to the industry continues to be staggering. The construction industry workforce is…

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On-Demand Access in Construction Means Better Productivity and Safety
On-Demand Access in Construction Means Better Productivity and Safety

Construction professionals face challenges daily, and those challenges are related to workforce issues as much as material shortages. When a jobsite is brought to a near stop because a missing safety document or improper drug testing, the entire project suffers. Construction supervisors and project managers need workers onsite to continue to meet schedules demanded by the project. Thanks to the…

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Shaping the Construction Industry with Data as the Universal Tool
Shaping the Construction Industry with Data as the Universal Tool

Using data from your construction worksite can be an invaluable tool for driving business decisions, project timelines, labor allocation, and financial investments. But how do you pull together the stats that make this happen? Our RFID enabled workforce monitoring and reporting system provides real-time access to people on the jobsite. The ability to identify and quantify the workforce on a…

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FC Construction Services Adds New Facial Recognition Feature to Their Popular Access Control Product
FC Construction Services Adds New Facial Recognition Feature to Their Popular Access Control Product

Dallas, Texas, January 30, 2019   FC Construction Services’ successful Access Control product now provides even greater site security. Adding another layer of security, dual authentication, the new facial recognition feature verifies the badge presenter’s face simultaneously as the RFID badge is scanned while entering the turnstile. The first partner to utilize the new security feature is Vaughn Construction, field testing…

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Two Construction Industry Risks: Workforce Shortage and Change Itself
Two Construction Industry Risks: Workforce Shortage and Change Itself

A recent study conducted by Associate General Contractors (AGC) and FMI, provider of management consulting and investment banking services to engineering and construction reveals some of the most pressing risks that confront the construction industry today. Surveys showed that 88 percent of the respondents believe risks connected to the shortage of craft workers is a major concern. More than 65…

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