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Word of the Day, RFID

November 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley defines RFID (radio-frequency identification), detailing the history, what it is, how it is used in construction, and what is in store for the future.

Word of the Day, Reality Capture

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley explores the idea of reality capture and what it means to the construction industry, identifying benefits and what could still be coming in the future.

Word of the Day, AR and VR

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley looks at the differences between AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality), helping understand how the two different types of technologies will impact the construction industry.

Word of the Day, Lean

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley defines lean, giving historical perspective and current considerations. She also looks at how emerging processes and technologies can enable lean construction.

Word of the Day, Industry 4.0

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley defines Industry 4.0—specifically for the construction industry, helping contractors understand how it is going to disrupt the jobsite. She gives little-known insights about its origin and where it’s gaining momentum. [...]

Word of the Day, Takeoff

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley defines takeoff, helping younger workers grasp the concept and even challenging seasoned construction professionals with a whole new way of thinking.

Word of the Day, Machine Control

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley defines machine control—looking at the history, definition, specific use cases in the construction industry today, and even identifying what is going to come in the future.

Word of the Day, GPS

July 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley digs into the definition of GPS (global positioning system), giving an inside glimpse at how it impacts the construction industry today and what is in store for the future. [...]

Word of the Day, Big Data

July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley walks viewers through the three most critical ways that Big Data is changing the construction industry, and gives helpful tips for how to address planning, forecasting, and monitoring, all this data. [...]

Word of the Day, Cloud

June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley unravels the word cloud, identifying what it means and breaking down SaaS (software-as-a-service), PaaS (platform-as-a-service), and IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service).

Word of the Day, BIM

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

What really is BIM (building information modeling)? Peggy Smedley answers, and breaks it down, walking viewers through 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, and even 6D BIM.

Word of the Day, ERP

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Step back 20 years to take a look at what ERP (enterprise-resource planning) used to mean, and how it has evolved today, as Peggy Smedley uncovers what construction professionals need to know. [...]