CURT Blog

How Smart Contracts are Reducing Inefficiencies in Construction

By Michael Matthews, Industry Principal, Data Gumbo The construction industry notoriously lags in productivity improvements and technology adoption. Its sluggish pace results in trillions of dollars in lost value – approximately $1.6 trillion a year. One underlying...

Modular Market Predicted to Grow to $215 Billion by 2025

By Prathmesh Limaye, Frost & Sullivan The construction industry is grappling with issues pertaining to productivity and meeting project deadlines that have magnified since the 2008-2009 economic recession. Between 2007 and 2011, around two million construction...

Shopping for Kids This Long Weekend? Consider STEM-Related Options!

Whether you thrive in live-action Hulk Hogan-inspired Black Friday madness or prefer to kick back in your PJs with a cup of coffee and your credit card on Cyber Monday, the deals to be had during the upcoming holiday weekend are hard to ignore. According to a survey...

Why Should Your Company Care About Inclusion

Look around your office. Do you and your co-workers represent diversity? More than 157 million Americans are part of the U.S. workforce and that number is projected to grow to 163.8 million by 2024. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that certain...

How AI Solves the Data Overload Problem in the Construction Industry

By Zack Novak, Uptake The construction industry is on the verge of significant transformation as a result of new digital capabilities. During my time working with customers in the construction industry, I’ve found a shifting sentiment around the use of artificial...

Predicting the Unpredictable

Uncomfortably high. Those two words should make the world highly uncomfortable as they’re referencing the probability of a recession in 2020. In a CNBC article from October 16, 2019, Chief Economist of Moody’s Analytics, Mark Zandi, is quoted as saying, “I think risks...

3D Printing: The Real Possibilities for Printing Infrastructure

By Megan Kreiger, ERDC-CERL, and Eric Kreiger, P.E., ERDC-CERL 3D printers. You’re probably picturing one of two things: desktop machines printing plastic items often located in schools, libraries, or at home, or metal printers that create optimized brackets,...

Vestas: Providing Wind Power Around the World

With 105 GW of wind turbines in 80 countries, Vestas is truly a world leader in sustainable energy solutions. The company, founded in 1898, designs, manufactures, installs, and services wind turbines across the globe and has installed more wind power than any other...

Excelling at Safety Means Making Mental Health a Priority

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. Count it in your head – one to 40. In the short amount of time that took you, someone on this planet took their own life. It’s a sobering statistic. Last week, October 10, 2019, was World Mental Health Day. Every...

Miller-Valentine Group Accepted in Construction Users Roundtable

An elite consortium of construction and engineering companies welcomed Miller-Valentine Group into its membership this fall. Miller-Valentine joined the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) as a contractor member. Miller-Valentine was invited to join CURT as a result...

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