Digital Twin – Why Two Is Better Than One

The idea of a digital twin isn’t new, in fact, NASA began using full-scale virtual mock-ups of space capsules in the 1970s to forecast the performance of machines in outer space. As the Internet of Things (IoT) gains traction though, digital twin technology is now...

The Five Best Tech Opportunities for Construction Companies

By Jason Krankota, Nvoicepay Construction has been one of the slowest industries to adopt technology. I think this is partly cultural – folks in the industry like to solve problems with their own ingenuity. Many firms are still family-owned, and there’s still a lot of...

Top Construction Trends for 2020

Depending on what news sources you follow, you’re likely to have read several trend predictions for 2020. Here is a Top-10 style list, linked back to the original articles. One: Modularization The promise of faster on-site assembly and higher quality has boosted the...

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...

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...

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,...