Safety technology is a rapidly advancing field in construction. Through the use of new technologies, workers can be tracked and job sites can be monitored to ensure that the location is secure and the employees are safely doing their jobs.
- Safety, it's a topic people don't like to talk about,…but we have to whenever we're talking about construction,…and the technology industry has a lot to offer…in making the construction job site significantly safer.…Now deaths used to be commonplace on job sites.…I mean five people died building the Empire State Building,…100 building Hoover Dam.…This is unacceptable in modern times,…both morally and financially.…That's why I'm really excited about a lot of different…safety tools that are coming out,…both hardware and software, that allow us to have…a much safer job site.…
I'll start with software.…A big part of safety is making sure you follow…proper protocol and that you actually…have everybody trained.…That's why applications like Safesite and iAuditor…really help the average construction professional…stay on track with their meetings, their toolbox talks,…all of their daily logs and observations.…But what's even more exciting from those software providers…is they're starting to get…into actually predictive analytics.…
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