The latest podcast episode from the #ConTechTrio aired on Friday, February 12, with James Benham (@JamesMBenham), Rob McKinney (@ConAppGuru) and Josh Bone (BIM2TheBone) sharing the latest tech news in the construction industry. Special guest and CEO of Flux @flux_io, Nick Chim, was also interviewed about Flux’s origins as a Google research project and its newly released integration capabilities.
Headlines mentioned by the trio during episode 1.3 included the Manhattan crane accident that occurred last week, news that the federal government has stated that computers (in self driving cars) can be classified as drivers, and exciting news that the Microsoft @HoloLens is still on track to ship to accepted applicants during the last week of February. Additional headlines included positive growth rates in January related to increases in construction employment rates and non-residential construction starts. @RolloutIO , @flux_io , and @AssembleSystems were also commended for their demos at the TAMU Construction Tech Demo Day this past week. @JBKnowledge also made the headlines as SmartRealityCo has been completely revamped and re-released as SmartReality+ with virtual reality and wearable capabilities.
The final segment of the podcast includes an interview with Nick Chim from Flux, the latest effort in BIM interoperability and urban planning. Chim was interviewed by @JamesMBenham at the TAMU Construction Tech Demo Day and introduced Google’s R&D project Flux while elaborating on the integration features and capabilities it has to offer developers and builders.
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