Last Friday, The ConTechCrew aired episode 91 of the podcast with special guest and Equipment World Contractor of the Year, Roy Chipley, President of the Chipley Company and discussed the Leica BLK 360, KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability, Microsoft’s new workplace safety solution and much more!
This week on ConTechTuesday, Rob McKinney discusses easy reality capture solutions for construction with the Leica BLK 360.
Construction Tech News:
Industry Education, Insights & Trends
University of British Columbia (UBC) has developed sprayable, eco-friendly concrete that creates buildings strong enough to withstand magnitude nine earthquakes.
Protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today! Read this article to understand the next steps to follow, now that WPA2 protocol is vulnerable.
Anthem, one of the nation’s leading health benefits companies is developing a 352,000 square foot technology hub in midtown Atlanta, Georgia. The 21-story building is scheduled to begin construction in January 2018 and will house over 3,000 multidisciplinary IT professionals.
Project Frog leverages Autodesk Forge for their prefabricated building components. Forge will help Project Frog leverage technology, integrate data flow across project phases and disparate software workflows.
Three ways new technology will impact homebuilding, featuring topics on how modular prefabricated homes are beating the labor shortage and creating smarter construction processes.
Augmented & Virtual Reality
Serious Labs is developing a collaborative VR training space dedicated to teaching construction skills.
Microsoft launches new technology to increase safety on construction sites, featuring a workplace safety solution that uses existing CCTV cameras to create a safety and security tool.
Geek of the Week:
We Interviewed: Roy Chipley
Day Job: President at Chipley Company
Fun Fact: Roy is a Drummer!
Resume: Roy was born in Tallahassee, Florida and graduated from Clemson University with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Shortly after graduating, Roy started working as a mechanical engineer at the Kennedy Space Center and worked on space missions in Florida including the Titan Program. Roy then decided to take on his family business and work in partnership with his father as the President of the Chipley Company.
Joined the Podcast to Geek Out On: Total site construction and the history of how the Chipley Company starting out as a small paving company. Roy and The ConTechCrew also discussed winning the Equipment World Contractor of the Year in 2017, advancements and innovative changes in concrete and earth moving, as well as, the need of leveraging new technology in construction.
Next Week on The ConTechCrew: Lincoln Wood from Turner Construction will be joining the podcast to discuss developing construction R&D construction programs. Don’t miss it!