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20 Apps That Should Be In Your Builder’s Toolbox

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Fri, Sep 16, 2016 @ 07:09 AM

Back by popular demand is our latest rundown of the design and construction apps that are making a difference on our projects. Whether you have a smart phone or a tablet, there is a range of powerful tools that can easily accessed from the palm of your hand. Whether you are an architect, engineer, contractor, or tradesperson, there is an app for you in this list. Browse through this list – we are sure you will find a tool that will meet your immediate need.

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Topics: Mobile Devices, Gear + Apps

6 Exciting Wearable Technologies for Design and Construction

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 @ 16:03 PM

As new design and construction technologies continue to make a positive impact on our jobsites, it was only a matter of time before wearable technology arrived on the scene. It is refreshing to note, a number of these technologies are developed to enhance the everyday gear familiar to the jobsite worker. Created to boost adoption, wearable technology may eventually be used to enhance or offer added functionalities to the hardhat, safety vest and power tools. The following explores 6 exciting wearable technologies for design and construction:

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Topics: Gear + Apps, Construction Technology, Wearable Technology

7 Solid Reasons Why Augmented Reality is Here To Stay

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Thu, Feb 19, 2015 @ 14:02 PM

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you have probably noticed the design and construction industry is rapidly evolving with new, emerging technologies. Augmented Reality (AR) is just one of the many technologies positively impacting the way project teams work. AR allows designers and builders to overlay project drawings, models, or images onto a physical space. This post touches on why the technology’s range and depth of application is truly groundbreaking.

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Topics: Business, Gear + Apps, Augmented Reality, Construction Technology

How To Use 360TM Field® On an Active Construction Site

Posted by Matt Bennett on Thu, Dec 18, 2014 @ 14:12 PM

Bringing technology to an active jobsite can prove to be culturally challenging.  A traditional job site is accustomed to generating a lot of documents from multiple sources throughout the course of the project.  The sheer volume of documentation can lead to an increased potential for miscommunication and error.  If the information is shared between individual stakeholders, a lot of time can be spent on re-entering data and can also lead to incomplete data.  Fortunately, there are many new and emerging technologies that are quickly overcoming many of these challenges.

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Topics: Business, Gear + Apps, Construction Technology, Project Management

What Calculators Are In Your Builder’s Toolbox?

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Thu, Oct 31, 2013 @ 09:10 AM

Are you looking for the ideal calculator to tackle some of your simple or more complex equations?  In today’s world of smart phones and mobile devices, a range of calculators are right at your fingertips.  Not only can you access them at any time, these applications tend to be less expensive than their physical counterparts.  Whether you are an architect, engineer, contractor, or tradesperson, there is a calculator app for you. Check them out; you may find one that satisfies a current need:

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Topics: Construction, Gear + Apps

Virtual Reality: Immerse Yourself In Your Project to Get Results!

Posted by Zach Goepel on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 @ 08:09 AM

Long gone are the days of gathering around project renderings with the entire team to work through design and construction elements.  These days, architects, engineers and general contractors, designers, and tradespeople have turned to virtual reality because the drawings only offer a two dimensional view.  Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s first get a definitive understanding of virtual reality and how it can be used in the AEC industry to deliver results.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, Gear + Apps, Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)

Construction Field Guide: What’s in Your Builder’s App Toolbox?

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Thu, May 09, 2013 @ 14:05 PM

It is time to play, “What’s in Your Builder’s App Toolbox?”  This post features productivity apps that prove to be useful for architects, engineers and builders.  This handy list is categorized by type and provides a description along with some field notes.  We compiled a list from your industry peers – read through the list and tell us where we fall short by commenting below.  Once we receive a healthy list of updates, we will continue to update and run this feature.

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Topics: Mobile Devices, Culture, Gear + Apps

7 Reasons Why Mobility is Mandatory on An Active Construction Site

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Wed, Apr 03, 2013 @ 08:04 AM

Stop and take a look at the world around you.  It is easy to find people pausing to check their smart phone or mobile device for email or conducting business out of the office. Mobile devices and productivity applications are greatly transforming today’s modern business environment. Located in Redwood City, Rudolph and Sletten is in a hotbed of technological innovation and we’ve witnessed increased demand for project information that is needed anytime, anyplace.  From construction executives to field personnel, the need for real time project reporting is rapidly becoming an industry standard. 

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Topics: Mobile Devices, Business, Gear + Apps, Construction Technology

Welcome to BuildingTech INSIDER! A Construction Technology Blog

Posted by Dan Dolinar on Wed, Mar 06, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

BuildingTech INSIDER is the latest buzz on how ideas and innovation are changing the built world.  Twice monthly online, our contributors will provide stories that peek into the future of A/E/C business practices, innovation, and culture.

The BuildingTech INSIDER Community

We are a community of people like you – people who love building technology and the way it is impacting and influencing our lives.  “BuildingTech INSIDERS” consist of architects, engineers, construction managers, tradespeople, builders, facilities managers, and technology fans. Get to know us by checking out our recent video, "Let's Build!"

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Topics: Rudolph and Sletten Publication, Culture, Business, Gear + Apps