Sources: University of Waterloo, Ontario; CP staff
Artificial intelligence (AI) is giving University of Waterloo researchers new insights to help reduce wear-and-tear injuries and boost the productivity of skilled construction workers. Motion sensor data and AI software reveal how expert bricklayers use previously unidentified techniques to limit the loads on their joints—knowledge that can now be passed on to apprentices.
Sources: Identified Technologies, Pittsburgh; CP staff
Identified Technologies, a specialist in drone-enabled gathering of data from construction materials production and job sites, projects a watershed year for technology adoption among contractors, suppliers and customers. Leading the firm’s Top Construction Technology Trends of 2018:
Sources: Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee; CP staff
AEM has acquired Minneapolis-based Hargrove & Associates Inc. (HAI), a data processing and business analytics company for whom it has been a client since 1989. The move dovetails a manufacturing industry transformation, driven by the innovative use of data, and enables AEM to further develop its statistics program for construction and agricultural equipment members.