Last week, the ConTechTrio aired episode 82 LIVE from the 2017 ConTech Roadshow in Chicago, in which James Benham (@JamesmBenham), Rob McKinney (@ConAppGuru) and Josh Bone (@BIM2theBone) discussed the latest construction tech news. Headliners last week included Qualcomm‘s new update, Colorado Department of Transportation’s autonomous vehicles test, new heart rate reading electronic skin and more! Special guest, Anthony Leopardo, Director of Strategic Relations at Leopardo Companies, also joined to discuss the view on technology from the C-suite.
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Here Come the Mind-Blowing Smartphone Sensors That Could Bring AR to the Masses
MIT Technology Review discusses how the latest Qualcomm Spectra update could bring advanced 3D scanning to all cell phones. Learn how this update opens up possibilities in day-to-day life, such as 3D gaming, as well as work life on the jobsite.
CO DOT Schedules First Work Zone Autonomous Vehicle Test
Construction Dive highlights the dangers of road side construction sites and how autonomous vehicles could take employees out of the line of fire. The Colorado Department of Transportation has begun testing autonomous work vehicles on live test sites, which could drastically improve the safety of workers on the road.
‘Electronic Skin’ Takes Wearable Health Monitors to the Next Level
According to Science Daily, a new electronic skin has the ability to track heart rates, respiration, muscle movement and other health data and then wirelessly transmit the data to the user’s smartphone. Josh Bone describes how useful this technology could be on a jobsite by providing up to date information on the health of site laborers, and ultimately insuring that each employee gets home safely.
[INTERVIEW] Anthony Leopardo, Director of Strategic Relations at Leopardo, Discusses the Importance of Investing in Technology
In the second half of the podcast, Anthony Leopardo, Director of Strategic Relations at Leopardo Companies, joined the ConTechTrio to discuss the importance of investing in technology. Anthony was born and raised in North Barrington, Illinois. His father founded Leopardo 41 years ago, building the company from the ground up. Anthony graduated from Columbia College in Chicago and is the current Director of Strategic Relations at Leopardo Companies.
The ConTechTrio and Anthony discussed the state of technology at Leopardo, provided strategies for introducing new tech to company directors, and most importantly, why technology is a vital investment for the construction industry.
Tune into the ConTechTrio podcast this Friday for Episode 84, featuring Josh DeStefano from DPR Construction discussing leading innovation in technology.