Technology Initiative

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In Episode Six, we explore:

  • A Preview of the 2017 MCAA Technology Conference.
  • An Interview with White Hat Hacker, Nick Espinosa.
  • A recap of the MCAA Sponsored ConTech Roadshow in Chicago.

Review Previous Episodes

In Episode Five, we explore:

Looking for older tech Updates?  Click links for Episode One, Episode TwoEpisode Three or Episode Four.

What's New

During the negotiation process of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the end of 2017, the tax credit for R&D spending was temporarily removed. Fortunately, MCAA and others worked hard to ensure that, the final bill re-inserted the language for the Research Tax Credit (“RTC”) and made changes that potentially increase the Credit by more than 20%. Learn about how MCAA members are taking advantage of these tax credits on BIM design, change orders and estimates.

James Benham from JBKnowledge will host a webinar to share findings from the MCAA sponsored 2017 Construction Technology Report. The year-end report offers insight on hardware, software and practices for MCAA members and the construction industry as a whole.

The MCERF Complexity Measurement Tool (CMT) enables MEP practitioners to engage in new and exciting forms of building information analysis. It will raise awareness of MEP congestion and complexity by enabling the development of measurable and standardized values…in other words, metrics!

The new report, sponsored by MCAA, interviewed nearly 2,700 construction professionals across the industry to research technology, processes, spending and R&D. Not all of the reports’ findings were intuitive. While trends on BIM adaption and mobile devices continued to rise, the number of different applications contractors are using declined. The most surprising finding came from type of software contractors have recently replaced and implemented.

Technology Conference

Did you miss our 2016 Technology Conference in Indianapolis? Check out this quick video recap of the highlights. If you have any questions, contact our very own MCAA Geek, otherwise known as our Director of Construction Technology, Sean McGuire.

Construction Technology Benham Speaking
Save the Date!
You won’t want to miss the 3rd Annual Technology Conference, already scheduled for November 8-10, 2017 in Austin, Texas. Put it on your calendar because we guarantee this will be the best yet.

Construction Technology at Student Summit
Technology is on the agenda at...
MCAA’s GreatFutures Forum… Where Students and Contractors Come Together - September 28-30, 2017 at the Marriott Indianapolis Downtown. We hope to see you there!

MCAA Geek
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Director of Construction Technology Sean McGuire is your @MCAAGeek, so follow him on Twitter to keep up with what’s on his radar screen day in and day out.

Our Technology Initiative

We’re in a time when disruptive change has come to our industry – change that creates new markets and new value propositions, but also disrupts our existing way of doing business. We have the option of looking at this change in one of two ways. We can consider it to be disruptive stress, or we can look at it as “disruptive opportunity.” We have the opportunity to seek out new ways to improve productivity. The opportunity to look for new ways of getting the job done better and faster. And the opportunity to seek out new technologies that simply do things we never thought were possible. Ignoring change is simply not the best option if we want our companies to continue to be as successful as they can be. That’s why MCAA created the Technology Initiative. With your association's help our members can understand the challenges of technological change and exploit the opportunities it creates. For more information, contact Sean McGuire.  
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