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THE FUND FOR PUBLIC HOUSING LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE TECH COMPETITION

(NYC.gov) The Fund for Public Housing, a non-profit organization founded to facilitate public-private partnerships in support of public housing, is helping the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) think outside the box through the newly launched 2017 NYCHA Tech Pilots, which brings New York City’s technology industry together with public housing. Read More
June 12, 2017
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onTarget uses Autodesk Forge to tackle construction in 4D (time) and 5D (cost)

(Autodesk Forge) The Construction industry is currently faced with a gap between the digital tools for field management and enterprise resource planning tools in the office. Although the industry has started using BIM (Building Information Models) and field apps for collaboration, data still remains siloed and fragmented, which leads to cost overruns and time delays. Read More
June 12, 2017
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Procore Roadshow NYC

Have you heard of ConstructionOS? Want to know more about Procore and their app marketplace ? If you want to learn more, join Mikael Reckley and myself as we discuss how to enable construction companies to leverage technology to mitigate risk of cost overruns and time delays, improve productivity and collaboration. We will also be discussing about how onTarget is integrating with Procore to empower construction jobsites with BIM data for 4D scheduling, document linking and analytics. Its exci...
April 19, 2017
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6 Real Estate Startups Poised To Disrupt The Industry

(Forbes) onTarget helps construction projects wrap up successfully and on schedule. The cloud-based app allows property investors, managers, contractors and other vendors to connect through an online dashboard. This gives managers a simple and effective option to ensure everything is on track and information to respond appropriately when delays put the project schedule at risk. Read more.
April 9, 2017
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Our Customers' Favorite New Features

We launched several features based upon customers' requests over the years Bi -directional integration with MSProject and Primavera P6 which improves field collaboration and enables look ahead plans in the cloud which can be access on any device anywhere.  4D visualization of 3D Model + Schedule which improves coordination between trades and phasing of project during pre-construction stage for planning, during construction phase for tracking and during post construction phase for dat...
December 23, 2016
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onTarget Joins MetaProp

We had the opportunity to talk with James Dearsly  as we joined the MetaProp World No. 1 Real Estate and Construction Technology Accelerator Program -  Read more about it here. 
December 22, 2016
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Like Sabermetrics Changed Baseball, Big Data Will Transform Intelligent Buildings

Redshift - While sabermetrics has long allowed baseball experts to collect statistical data to increase their odds of success, architects haven’t had such a resource to help them create better, more intelligent buildings. Instead, they have relied on their training, experience, and well-honed intuition to guide design decision-making. But now with Big Data, architects are gaining access to an abundance of statistical information and insight that will help them make better...
November 7, 2016
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Event - Autodesk University Conference

The Autodesk conference for those who design, build, make & create. November 15-17 2016 at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Full information and registration here.
November 7, 2016
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Event - Announcing Demo Day for Cohort 5 - November 9th!

You're invited to the Acceleprize Cohort 5 demo day! Full event details and RSVP link here.
November 7, 2016
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New Survey Reveals How GCs, CMs and Subs Engage with BIM

( ENR )In its many studies on the benefits of building information modeling in construction, Dodge Data & Analytics has consistently demonstrated that larger companies are more likely to use BIM and to benefit from it than smaller ones. Therefore, in the latest BIM study—where we examined BIM success factors and modeling—responses were limited to general contractors, construction managers and trade contractors with $50 million or more in annual construction value. That&rs...
August 7, 2016
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Next Future Modular Transportation swarms the commuting hordes

(NewAtlas) Part mass transit, part personal mobility, the Next Future Transportation system is designed to act as an efficient, coordinated network that shuttles folks from door to door. Still in the early concept stages, the design features a series of modular, self-driving electric pods that pick passengers up on demand and link together in bus-like form on the journey to get each of them from point A to B as efficiently as possible. Read More.
August 7, 2016
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Chinese 3-D printing company in talks with Saudia Arabia to help build 1.5M homes

(ConstructionDive)Earlier this year, Dubai announced its 3-D-printing initiative that aims to result in 25% of all the city's buildings being 3-D-printed by 2030. On a smaller scale, WASP — the developer of the tower 3-D printer known as Big Delta — announced plans in March to 3-D print an entire Italian village, including the town's buildings and furnishings. Read More.
August 7, 2016
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How Technology Is Disrupting The Construction Industry

(Forbes) There’s a lot of buzz these days about drones, 3D printing and robots. It’s easy to brush these technologies off as fads or luxuries until you understand some of the use cases that are being applied by integrating these emerging technologies. As each one matures, we are getting much closer to a world where structures can be built completely automated and unmanned. I have talked to a number of companies in this space and here’s what I have found. Read ...
August 7, 2016
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Predictive analytics: How design firms can benefit from using data to find patterns, trends, and rel

(bdcnetwork)Predictive analytics is the process of using data to find patterns, trends and relationships. The purpose of predictive analytics is to solve a problem by using data to deepen our understanding and predict behaviors. I’m sure you encounter predictive analytics every day. When you shop online with retailers like Amazon, predictive algorithms compare product information, your purchase history and other customers' shopping activity in order to make a prediction about what you'r...
July 31, 2016
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Telematics 101: How to drink from the fire hose of heavy equipment data

(Equipmentworld)Contractors sometimes complain that reading telematics data is like trying to take a drink from a fire hose – too much information, too fast. True, OEM and third party telematics offerings can give you a ton of data to look at. Then, there’s the Association of Equipment Management Professionals/Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEMP/AEM) Telematics Standard Version 1.0 (which gives you four key data points), and the upcoming version 2.0, which yields 19 data ...
July 31, 2016
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Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity

(McKinsey) The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus, according to research by MGI and McKinsey's Business Technology Office. Leaders in every sector will have to grapple with the implications of big data, not just a few data-oriented managers. The increasing volume and detail of information captured by e...
July 31, 2016
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Big Data is Transforming Commercial Construction

(Dataconomy)Construction is a costly and time-consuming process. There are several layers to every project, and average profit margins are relatively narrow. That’s why any and every money-saving measure counts. It’s nearly impossible to flawlessly budget, manage, and organize a construction project. From employees to suppliers and logistics, there’s one tool that can help the multifaceted building process: big data. Read More at dataconomy.
July 31, 2016
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How Big Data And Analytics Are Transforming The Construction Industry

(Forbes) The construction industry is responsible for undertaking some of the biggest and most expensive projects on Earth. Huge amounts of resources and work go into major construction projects and of course this means that huge volumes of data are generated. Number crunching has always been a big part of construction – a commonly heard phrase is that construction companies are accounting companies which happen to erect buildings. It’s an industry where 35% of costs are accounted...
July 31, 2016
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Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

(EonReality) Advances in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are reshaping the way we learn and interact with our world. Workers with access to real-time contextual information, displayed when and where they need it will reshape the workplace and dramatically improve the efficiency, productivity, and safety of the average worker. The future is here, with EON Reality's Augmented Virtual Reality (AVR) technology. See how EON Reality is building the Smart Nations of tomorrow, today at EONReali...
July 24, 2016
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Autodesk Forge Platform Gets New APIs

(Engineering.com)Over the last two or three years, Autodesk has been embracing cloud computing and has been in the process of widening and deepening its cloud offerings. This past December, the company made a splash by introducing Forge, its version of a cloud development platform. Just last month, it hosted Forge DevCon and used that event as a launch for some enhancements and additions to Forge.Read More at Engineering.com
July 24, 2016
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Watch DesignSpace use VR to power up architectural and urban design

(TechCrunch)Early demos of VR headsets talked a lot about the potential for designers working in virtual space with live 3D models, but DesignSpace, a prototype originally created at the 2016 AEC Hackathon in London, is one of the first real pieces of software that looks like it can deliver. Read More at TechCrunch.
July 24, 2016
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Google Tango AR Heading to Mainstream Virtual Commerce

(Engineering.com) While nothing beats a simple tape measure when it comes to sizing up furniture for the home, the ability to visualize furniture placement in a living arrangement in realtime is about to become a whole lot more commonplace as augmented reality becomes more prominent in mainstream culture. Read More at Engineering.com
July 24, 2016
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Putin Jumps Into the Race to Build a Hyperloop

A brash dot-com millionaire showed up in Russia shopping for a rocket at the start of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, only to be derided as a crank by smug apparatchiks who plied him with vodka before waving him away. Nobody in Moscow is laughing at Elon Musk any more. Read more at Bloomberg.
July 16, 2016
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New high speed rail plan connecting Sydney to Melbourne revealed

News.com IT SOUNDS like utopia. “New cities where data is open. Energy is renewable. Water is valued. Homes are affordable. People can live within 10 minutes of all they need. Cities where world class healthcare meets high tech education. Where new and existing businesses will converge to create more vibrant regional ecomonies. Cities built to unlock all human potential.” That’s the plan for a high speed rail network that will connect Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney &mdash...
July 16, 2016
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20 biggest NYC construction companies saw major boost in 2015 revenue

(ConstructionDive) Tutor Perini, Tishman Construction and Turner were 2015's highest earners, all exceeding revenue of $2.5 billion, according to Crain's. Gilbane has a reported $1.1 billion worth of work underway but has drawn union criticism for using nonunion labor and subcontractors. Gilbane is reportedly just the latest of New York's large construction companies to rethink expensive union collective bargaining agreements. Read More at Construction Dive.
July 16, 2016
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The construction productivity imperative

By Sriram Changali, Azam Mohammad, and Mark van Nieuwland Around the world, ever-larger capital projects are being undertaken. Better project management and technological innovation can improve the chances of success. Three factors are defining the future of large-scale capital projects. First, investment is growing fast. In 2013, global investment in energy, infrastructure, mining, and real-estate-related projects was about $6 trillion; by 2030, that, could be $13 trillion. Read more at Mc...
July 16, 2016
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A Conversation with Niran Shrestha, Founder of onTarget

By Dawn Quaker, According to Niran Shrestha, the Founder of onTarget and recent winner of CVC’s West Coast Demo Night, going from Nepal to New York to Silicon Valley has been a long journey. Through hard work, perseverance, laser-sharp focus and the help of investors and advisors, onTarget, a startup providing mobile and visual collaboration solutions for the construction industry, has been winning new customers every month. We recently had the pleasure to interview Niran about his tim...
July 16, 2016
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