Monthly Archives: March 2017


LearnIT, South Paulding High School

Peggy Smedley is joined by Kelly Almond, instructor, South Paulding High School, and president of the Georgia Assn. for Career and Technical Education, to talk about the school’s technology program and identify why education on construction technology is so critical.

Innovation in Technology, J.C. Cannistraro

Peggy Smedley talks about how J.C. Cannistraro is using field technology such as total stations, tablets, and mobile apps, in conjunction with BIM (building information modeling), to better manage prefabrication in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) construction.

Someone You Should Know, Cumming Construction Management

About 75% of construction companies rate accounting and job costing software as having a high level of importance. Peggy Smedley interviews Dominic Di Bernardo, director of operations, Cumming Construction Management, about how technology can improve business processes for contractors.

Safety Zone, Crane Management

Roughly one in 10 construction workers are injured each year. Peggy Smedley engages in a conversation with Patrick Tarrant, founder and CEO, Crane Management, to identify the best ways to prevent construction site accidents.

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Tech Update, Episode 3

Peggy Smedley talks about how the invention of the telephone transformed communication in construction; identifies the top three smart cities in the United States; talks about the most expensive cities for construction; and how one general contractor is using virtual reality to enhance safety. She is also joined by Joe Colistra, associate professor at [...]