Technology Initiative

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What's New

On the most recent episode of the BuiltWorlds video series, All Hands on Tech, Steve Matson, MILWAUKEE TOOL’s Senior Product Manager, spoke about the capabilities of Bluetooth technology for tracking and handling tools. MILWAUKEE TOOL recently expanded their ONE KEY technology with the new TICK device that allows contractors to mount a construction-durable tracker to just about anything on the jobsite.

MCAA sponsored the 2016 Construction Technology Report, produced by MCAA’s Technology partner, JBKnowledge. As part of our sponsorship, MCAA has now published a new MCAA-Focused report that segments out responses given by MCAA members and compares them to the rest of the construction industry. With this new report, MCAA members can not only see how their companies compare to other MCAA members, but how our membership compares to the industry at large.

MCAA’s 2017 Safety Directors’ Conference provided world class, industry-specific safety and health education and outstanding networking opportunities for 215 participants. Attendees included occupational safety and health professionals from member firms and local affiliates, UA local instructors, MCA local executives, and others. Topic experts from around the country presented fifteen educational sessions throughout the three-day conference.

This report by MCAA Technology Committee Member Britton Langdon gives the pros and cons of the most applicable technology from the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) exhibit. It includes the latest in augmented reality, drones, cameras, sensors, mapping devices and scanners.

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.

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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!

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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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