Last Friday, the The ConTechCrew aired episode 87 of the podcast with special guest, Michael Carr, President of Touchplan.io and discussed construction scheduling apps. The top headlines included DeWALT’s Laser Distance Measurer, iOS 11 review, Stockpile Reports’ partnership with Apple’s ARKit, Autodesk’s new investment and much more!
Construction Tech News:
Industry Education, Insights & Trends
Inhabitat discusses in this article how there are 2.3 million photovoltaic panels at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park near Dubai. This massive solar park is also about to get a 700 megawatt extension including a 853-foot solar tower.
Last week, Apple released the iOS 11 update for iPhone users. This update includes a customizable control center, new Files app, updated drag and drop features and much more!
This past Saturday, OSHA implemented its new silica dust rule, right before industry groups are preparing to argue against the need for tighter exposure limits. Visit Construction Dive to learn more.
Partnerships & Acquisitions
Stockpile Reports, an image based inventory management tool has partnered with Apple’s ARKit to bring augmented reality to their customers.
A team of researchers from Wits University in South Africa have discovered a way to link the human brain to the internet in real time. Learn more about this huge breakthrough here!
Geek of the Week:
We Interviewed: Michael Carr
Day Job: President of Touchplan.io
Fun Fact: Michael Carr has dual citizenship in the United States and Canada
Resume: Civil Engineering degree from University of Alberta, then attended MIT for two years studying technology and construction. After working for Sellen Construction and MOCA Systems, Michael started Touchplan.io in 2014.
Joined the Podcast to Geek Out On: Lean methods in construction, Top 3 favorite books about lean, Touchplan’s future integration plans and lastly how Touchplan helps users get back on track after initial plans change or fail.