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Project Spotlight: Thinfilm Electronics

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Thin Film Electronics ASA (“Thinfilm”) is a pioneer in printed electronics technology and processes, specializing in near-field communication technology (NFC). There is huge market demand for NFC today, particularly for smart-packaging solutions, so the company needed a new ultra-high volume manufacturing facility in Silicon Valley to ramp up their production from 24 million to 5 …

Managing the 85 Million Dollar Client: How to Approach Client Management in Construction

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Whether you’re a project manager or developer with lots of experience working on smaller build projects or an architect looking to enhance your portfolio, making the leap to larger scale projects can be intimidating. With the right tools and mindset, though, the transition can be smooth, rewarding, and satisfying. Below, you’ll find the information you …

7 Gadgets That Are Changing the Construction Industry

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Technology affects nearly every part of modern life. Breakthroughs in gadgetry add depth and productivity to daily life and work in numerous industries. And lately, those breakthroughs have even touched construction — an industry that’s not always known for being technologically advanced. That is poised to change, though. In fact, there are some gadgets that …

Choosing the Right General Contractor for Your New Build

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Finding the right general contractor for a new project doesn’t need to be a time-consuming or challenging process. Of course, you need a combination of reliable teamwork, strategic onsite management and straightforward budgeting to ensure your project is successful. But to streamline your decision-making process, ask the following questions when you’re researching firms: 1. What …

Technology Mobility Moving Construction Forward

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The future is here, and it’s all about mobility. For the construction industry, like many others, mobility’s dramatic rise is causing shifts in traditional approaches to business. According to a study by IDG Enterprise, the top factors driving investments in mobile technology include improving internal communication, ensuring customer satisfaction and retention, and increasing the speed …

Happy Holidays From South Bay Construction

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In a year filled with new technologies, new opportunities, and new challenges, we at South Bay Construction went above and beyond to deliver every project on time, on budget, and most importantly, ahead of expectations. 2016 has been an incredible year, and we want to thank you for being a part of it. From overcoming …

Automated Construction Sites: How Mobile Technology is Moving Construction into the Future

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Mobile technology has changed the way we live. Individuals can now access a wealth of information at any time and communicate with others no matter where they are, all from their mobile devices. This same technology, which has improved information access and increased communication across the globe, is also changing the way construction teams work. …

7 Construction-Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

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As 2016 comes to an end, construction professionals are beginning to focus their attention on what the new year will hold for the industry. In today’s technology-driven world, it should come as no surprise that many of the biggest 2017 construction trends revolve around new technologies that improve and enhance the building design and construction …

5 Proven Ways Technology Can Help Increase Construction Efficiency

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As more and more new technologies emerge in the construction industry, it can be difficult to keep up with them all, not to mention that the adoption process often takes a considerable amount of time and money. Construction professionals need to first learn about these technologies and then test them thoroughly prior to adoption. Though …

Face the New Reality: How Virtual and Augmented Realities are Changing the Construction Industry

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For the first time in history, architects and developers can now render a building at 1:1 scale in a three-dimensional space using either virtual or augmented reality. These technologies enable architects to show clients and contractors their plans in fully immersive environments, allowing them to convey a more accurate depiction of the initial vision and …