Category: Construction Technology Inititiative

MCAA Safety Apps Report

This fifth report in the Construction Technology Research Series was written by JBKLabs exclusively for MCAA. The JBKnowledge team evaluated the numerous applications on the market for safety professionals and foremen. While most are geared towards documentation, there is a growing trend to use the data that is documented and apply analytics to identify root causes and trends. Predictive analytics, which analyze historical data, current projects, and weather can be used to predict higher chances of incidents happening. Both can be extremely powerful tools to help prevent accidents from occurring.

MCAA Safety Apps Webinar

This webinar offers additional insights into the MCAA Safety Apps research report written by JBKLabs exclusively for MCAA.

Technology Report on Field Service Software

In the fourth installment of the MCAA Construction Technology Research Series, our partners at JB Knowledge surveyed MSCA members on their technology practices and software needs for service operations before comparing 16 different software solutions. Free to members.

BIM Software – A Comparative Analysis

This second report in the Construction Technology Research Series was written by JBKLabs exclusively for MCAA. Contractors can greatly benefit from a clear understanding of rapidly evolving BIM technologies in the area of construction and maintenance that can expedite work, increase precision, and prevent mistakes.

This report explores scanning, tracking, layout, design and fabrication technologies using BIM and other software tools. Focusing on MEP, the report includes an assessment of various BIM software for BIM model authoring, model review, construction management, and analysis software tools for mechanical contractors. This snapshot evaluated the products as of the second quarter of 2016. And everyone, contractors new to BIM and those further down the road, should find useful takeaways here.

Also check out the Webinar on the same topic.

Construction Technology Report – 3D Scanning Webinar with James Benham

In 2016, the MCAA partnered with JBK Labs to release a multi-part research series on construction technology. Each part can be used by contractors to help evaluate and compare specific products and software in order to help determine how beneficial they could be to their operations. In the first release of the series, 3D Scanning Technology was explored.

James Benham, founder of JB Knowledge and their research wing, JBK Labs, presents findings from the study in this webinar. He explores and compares the differences in products, software and processes that contractors will see when they begin to utilize 3D scanning technology. He also takes a look at some solutions that are not quite ready yet to show what the future of 3D scanning technology might look like

Recorded on April 7, 2016.