Published August 22, 2013
By JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc.
Last Wednesday, at Chicago’s Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America IT Forum, entrepreneur and technologist James Benham, of JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc. (makers of SmartBidNet) presented the results of the 2013 Construction Technology Integration Survey. This year’s survey drew over 700 industry participants, in only its second year. The more than 200 attendees of the AGC IT Forum were intrigued by the statistics and trends the survey revealed about construction technology usage. For example, over half of the survey respondents admitted that they still use spreadsheets to transfer data, lacking proper software integration. In addition, almost half of respondents, using cloud software, did not know if their company had cloud policies for data security in place. As an added benefit, speaker, James Benham, also surprised the audience with the first ever public demonstration revealing a new app, SmartReality™, which has an unprecedented ability to render models using BIM files.
“SmartReality is our view of what can happen when augmented reality and construction…”