Review Previous Episodes
In Episode Five, we explore:
- A Preview of the 2017 MCAA Technology Conference
- New Release from MCAA Technology Research Series on Robotic Total Station report.
- MCERF's new Complexity Measurement Tool built in collaboration with BuildingSP.
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.
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.