Last Friday, the ConTechTrio aired episode 60 of the podcast in which James Benham (@JamesmBenham), Rob McKinney (@Conappguru) and special guest host Jeff Sample (@Jsample81620) discussed the latest construction tech news. Headliners last week included the Microsoft Surface Studio, HoloBuilder’s 360° virtual tour of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, big data in construction and much more! Special guest, Matt Gotterer, Senior Manager of Strategic Development at Bluebeam, also joined to discuss end to end workflows in construction.
Tech You Should Try:
Microsoft Surface Studio – Starting at $3,000 dollars, Microsoft has created different ways of controlling your computer. The Surface Studio has a 28 inch ultra-thin display, runs Windows 10 Pro, can be used with the Surface Pen or the Surface Dial and much more!
Weekly ConTechTrio Twitter Poll:
Last Week’s Poll: What is the number one benefit of using lean construction principles? The poll resulted in 58% “Reduce Waste,” 26% Reliable Workflows” and 16% “Increase Collaboration.”
This Week’s Poll: “Does your company have written and established construction workflows that work well?” Visit the ConTechTrio Twitter page and simply answer “Yes” or “No.”
Construction Tech News:
Industry Education, Insights & Trends
Marla McIntyre, Editor of Construction Executive, provides a rundown of what is going on in apps. This article features Raken reporting app, CalAmp’s AssetOutlook telematics application, Trimble TrimFleet communicator app and much more!
Constructor Magazine explains what to look for in the right temporary power providers during large scale construction projects.
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This article explains how a company called Darktrace, is fighting against cyberattacks in a new way. Darktrace uses machine learning and AI to spot patterns and prevent cybercrimes as they occur.
Construction Junkie, provides video footage of this 409 square foot concreate house being 3D printed in less than 24 hours. Watch the video here of this 3D printed house which only costs $10,000 dollars.
Hong Kong Baptist University has presented lip-reading computers that can spell the end of typed passwords. This security software is based on lip motions and the correct password content, all you have to do is mouth or say your password to the camera on your laptop or smartphone.
This 4 billion, 3.1 mile long bridge across the Hudson River has a comprehensive structure health monitoring system and is predicted to last over 100 years.
This article discusses how the wearable technology market is booming. Currently, production is set to hit $135 million market in 2018.
[INTERVIEW] Matt Gotterer, Senior Manager of Strategic Development at Bluebeam, Discusses End to End Workflows in Construction
In the second half of the podcast, Matt Gotterer, Senior Manager of Strategic Development at Bluebeam joined the ConTechTrio to discuss end to end workflows in construction. Matt was born in Chicago but moved at a young age to Nashville, Tennessee. He graduated undergrad from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree.
At the beginning of his career, Matt worked for Turner Construction for seven years as a project manager, superintendent, and field manager. Now, Matt is currently leading Bluebeam’s business development and industry specialist teams and has been doing so for the past two years.
Matt elaborates on the philosophy of how Bluebeam plans on quieting the noise of technoloy. Matt and the ConTechTrio wrapped up the interview by discussing the release of Revu 2017, the differences between Windows and iOS platforms, as well as, the partnerships Bluebeam is integrated with.
Tune into the ConTechTrio podcast this Friday for Episode 61, featuring Mike Lefever from Holder Construction discussing QC in Construction.
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