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How Connected Construction Can Recession-Proof Your Business

With stubbornly high inflation, persistent material and labor shortages continuing to dog construction firms, the consensus among industry watchers is not whether a recession will happen, but when. Some are even predicting tough times well into 2025. And if history is a teacher, then we know a recession can hit construction firms particularly hard. So,…

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What is A Single Source of Truth in Construction?

Of all the buzzwords at risk of losing their meaning through imprecision and overuse, a “single source of truth” (SSOT) tops any honest person’s list. Don’t get us wrong, establishing a singular, central storage point for project data is a worthy goal. Unfortunately, the information systems and technical challenges of large construction projects are often…

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The Value of BIM in Infrastructure

The value of BIM in infrastructure has grown significantly in recent times. We teamed up with Informed Infrastructure to survey more than 200 civil and structural engineers from across the country who have worked on designing construction projects in the last year. To provide further context, this survey is a follow-up to a previous SmartMarket…

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Resilience in Infrastructure

What is Resilience? Resilience in infrastructure can be simplified into a single thought: developing the communities in which we reside must withstand disaster, technological advances, and populations. As the world around us changes, so too must the infrastructure in order to keep a long-lasting, safe space for people to go about their daily lives. Natural…

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Three Ways Autodesk Revit Can Improve BIM Workflows

Achieving solid BIM workflows through reliable and functional content should be the goal of every firm. However, the fact is that much of the content available through portals and manufacturer websites often fail to meet the expectations of the user. So how does a firm achieve a solid workflow without the internal resources to establish…

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How Technology Fostered a Construction Safety Revolution

When we think of facets of construction that had to adapt quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic, the first that comes to mind is construction safety. Sudden site closures, social distancing requirements, mask wearing, the move to remote work and other disease prevention measures were significant challenges. These challenges sparked a technological revolution within the traditional…

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Five Ways Autodesk Build Does PlanGrid Better

It has been over a year since Autodesk announced its Autodesk Build solution, which unites the best of PlanGrid and BIM 360 and is now part of the Autodesk Construction Cloud. Users still have access to PlanGrid projects, but they might be planning to transition or have begun to transition to Build. So what can…

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U.S. CAD is now part of VinZero

U.S. CAD is proud to announce we are now part of VinZero. We are very excited about the next chapter in our journey and know that it will have a great impact on our customers and the future. Having worked together for the past few years under a Global Alliance agreement, U.S. CAD, A2K Technologies…

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The 2022 U.S. Construction Technology Outlook: Part Two

Are you curious as to when contractors can expect inflation to stop eating up their profits? Or how construction technology solutions can help reduce costs and improve productivity when qualified workers are increasingly hard to find? Then you’ve come to the right place. In our two-part series on the 2022 U.S. Construction Technology Outlook, we…

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Women in Construction Week. Meet the Women Leaders of U.S. CAD

Women in Construction Week, started in 1960 by the National Association of Women in Construction, is a week-long industry event dedicated to recognizing the invaluable contributions of women in construction, as well as generating awareness and better working space for women who desire to work in the industry. This week, we are shining the spotlight…

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