By: Rob McKinney
“Last week I attended the AGC Georgia Annual Convention at Amelia Island. I had the honor to join James Benham, CEO of JBKnowledge, Inc. and Co-Present with him on his “Construction Technology Forecast: Harnessing Integration, Mobile, Sensors and Augmented Reality”. The presentation focused on the results of Mr. Benham’s survey of over 1,000 construction professionals in 2014. The survey asked companies about their use of technology on construction projects.
A few of the topic highlights from the presentation were:
– History of technology in construction.
– The need to adopt technology by construction firms.
– Types of software needed by construction firms.
– The use case of wearables in construction.
History of Technology in Construction
Mr. Benham reminded the crowd about previous construction projects that did not use modern technology to build them such as the Giza Pyramids, the Empire State Building, and Hoover Dam. It is very interesting to think about the fact that none of these projects were built with a computer. The marvels of craftsmanship were constructed by hand and very basic tools by modern standards.
The Need for Adoption of Technology
Mr. Benham asked the audience “Why Do We Bother”? More to the point, “What is the point of using technology on construction projects today?” He stated that, “The point of technology…Click here to continue reading.