More skilled craftsman retiring and taking their skills with them

Skilled labor shortages affect more than just the construction industry. As craftsmen in various trades and industries from the Baby-Boomer generation retire or change professions, there aren't too many younger apprentices to train or to otherwise transfer that knowledge. The brain drain could have drastic impacts on modern conveniences that most of us take for granted. Case … Continue reading More skilled craftsman retiring and taking their skills with them

The Construction Industry is (finally) developing its own standards for exchanging data

As the construction industry becomes more reliant upon technology, we must follow the proven examples of other industries and adopt standards for exchanging information. It started with CAD. All of a sudden there was a way to create drawings electronically that could improve the precision of the design process and reduce the repetitive labor associated … Continue reading The Construction Industry is (finally) developing its own standards for exchanging data

Vela Systems Announces First Construction Application for Apple iPad | PR.com

In a previous post, I discussed the iPad's potential for use in construction field inspections. Already less than one week after the official release of the iPad, a new app has been released for use by the architectural, engineering and construction industry. The company behind this product is Vela Systems, who has developed a suite … Continue reading Vela Systems Announces First Construction Application for Apple iPad | PR.com