CONEXPO: 6 evolving technologies in the construction industry

ConExpo-Con/Agg will take place March 10-14, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada

Kristopher M. Lengieza / January 03, 2020
ConExpo-Con/Agg will take place March 10-14, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada

The construction industry – a very information intensive industry – has been slow to adopt technology. Until about six or seven years ago, technology was reserved for the back office and typically used for HR, accounting, contract writing, tracking change orders, with nothing to drive the information to the people actually doing the work in the field.

That changed because of several key reasons, explains Kris Lengieza, senior director, business development, at Procore, a leading provider of construction management software. These include:

  • The prevalence of mobile devices and new technologies in our personal lives and the realization that these could be used out in the field.
  • The growing labor shortage.
  • The need for the industry to be more productive.
  • Younger people coming into the industry with new ideas on how to do things.
  • The growth of technology and innovation companies.

Nowadays, construction companies are welcoming and embracing innovation as old methodologies and science converge new technologies to do things to improve efficiency, productivity and profits, he says.

By way of example, Lengieza cites ... CLICK HERE to read the complete article and register for this year's ConExpo-Con/Agg.