Learning the terms used in construction is key to understanding how technology fits into the construction industry, and how that industry shapes the world.
- So let's start with some quick definitions.…It really helps to use some common language,…and to really understand what these terms mean…because in all of my travels,…I've, I continue to see people who say they understand terms…and computation and really, really don't…when I press them on the issue.…I'll start with Cloud.…Now (chuckles) I will admit,…personally, I'm not a huge fan of the phrase Cloud,…because we've really been in this yo-yo game…in computation between on-site computing…and off-site computing.…
On-site mainframe…and decentralized work stations.…And originally, computers were very large mainframe…and we had mainframe computers the size…of this room that had a tenth of the computing capacity…or a hundredth of the computing capacity of a phone.…And then we moved to the personal computer,…and we decentralized everything,…and then we reconnected everything using networks.…And so you've seen this continual ebb and flow…of computing going from centralized to decentralized,…but now,…we're in this fascinating time…
Follow James Benham—the CEO of JBKnowledge, Inc.—as he explains how construction science and computer science are merging into one joint field of study. James shares essential terms that you need to know to speak intelligently about topics like the cloud and machine learning. Plus, he dives into topics like the Internet of Things, the evolution of drones, and 3D printing. To wrap up the course, he covers IT budgets, staffing, and investing in research and development.
- Learning about the origins of construction technology
- Reviewing essential construction tech terms
- Understanding the Internet of Things
- Reviewing the evolution of drones
- Learning about the 3D printing process
- Investing in IT
- Investing in research and development