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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. [...]

Word of the Day, AI

May 1st, 2017|0 Comments

AI (artificial intelligence) is here—but how will it impact construction? Peggy Smedley defines the word, and walks viewers through how it will change the jobsite.

Word of the Day, CAD

April 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Patrick Hanratty and Ivan Sutherland were the “dads” of CAD (computer-aided design). Peggy Smedley walks viewers through the history of design—and identifies what is coming in the future.

Word of the Day, Telematics

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Telematics began in the 1980s when European Parliament was looking to promote road safety, and is making a resurgence in construction today. Peggy Smedley helps contractors understand what telematics is and why it is [...]

Word of the Day, Drones

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Peggy Smedley talks about the history of drones, walking viewers through the evolution of the technology, and helps contractors determine how the technology can help on construction projects today.