Sources: Command Alkon, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff
Command Alkon has announced a partnership with Texas-based Ruckit Inc., a collaborative transportation management software provider for aggregate and asphalt dump truck fleets, with an eye to eliminating paper ticket handling, speeding invoice reconciliation, raising record-keeping precision, and enabling back-office personnel to focus on more productive tasks.
Organizers of the bauma 2019 building material machinery and construction equipment trade fair, April 8-14 in Munich, stress the digitization trend across attendees’ markets as more and more technologies make their way into the industry. Cloud-based infrastructures, digital services and security solutions are spurring what show manager, Messe München, dubs a change of paradigm for stakeholders up and down the construction value chain.
Sources: World Economic Forum, Geneva; Boston Consulting Group; CP staff
Digital technologies such as building information modeling, prefabrication, wireless sensors, automated and robotic equipment, and 3D printing will transform the entire engineering and construction (E&C) industry and its 100 million-plus employees worldwide, according to “Shaping the Future of Construction: Future Scenarios and Implications.” The new World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group report cites a potential $1.0 trillion to $1.7 trillion in an annual cost savings tied to a full-scale digitization of the global E&C business.