Join Jim Rogers for an in-depth discussion in this video Technology in construction, part of Construction Management Foundations.
- Recent advances in technology have had…an incredible impact on the construction process…in a very short period of time.…And I think they're going to continue to drive change,…moving into the future.…Some of the influence that technology has had…on the construction industry…includes things like global positioning systems…and lasers to increase the speed…and accuracy of layout and positioning.…Now some of that type of technology…has been in use for a while now.…And it's been widely adopted…and integrated into our processes.…
These days we wouldn't even consider…installing something like a drop ceiling grid…without using a laser to level it.…This one piece of equipment increases…both the speed and the accuracy of the installation.…Now other technological advances though…are newer and they're not as well adopted at this time.…So take drones for example.…I can now have at my disposal,…a small, lightweight, flying high definition camera…that I can use to inspect my job site…including those areas that would…otherwise be difficult to reach.…
Whether you're a construction industry veteran looking to switch roles or a brand new construction manager trying to get your bearings, this course provides you with meaningful insights into this vital, evolving industry and your role in it. Instructor Jim Rogers explains how integrated project delivery methods work, how technology is shaking up old processes, and how lean productivity methods are being used at construction sites. Throughout the course, you'll get industry knowledge from Jim, as well as other experienced construction professionals.
- Modern construction industry overview
- The construction team
- Reviewing the many roles of the construction manager
- A day in the life of a construction manager
- Understanding how the industry is organized
- Working with alternative project delivery methods
- Understanding the role of technology in construction