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APWA's Top 5 Trending Technologies in Public Works

The American Public Works Association (APWA) recently released a list of the top five trending technologies in public works aimed at increasing the points of connection between field and office and improving data accuracy.

Ron Perkins

You’re Meant To Be in This Room: Reflections From Infotech’s Women in Construction

Women in Construction Week (WIC Week) helps change the narrative by addressing that gap in perception and encouraging women to learn about the tremendous opportunities in the construction industry. We sat down with Infotech leaders to discuss the roles of women in construction and the many paths they take to get there.

Nate Binder

Understanding NIGP Codes in Construction Project Bidding & Procurement

If you work in construction or procurement, you may have come across the National Institute of Governmental Purchasings' Code (NIGP). So, what are NIGP codes?

Dr. Joseph Rowland

The Structure of BIM: How IFC Impacts Bidding

Let's explore how the open data standard might allow us to leverage Building Information Modeling (BIM) within e-bidding platforms.

Andrew Martin

IFC, Open Data, and buildingSMART: What’s the Big Deal?

IFC, short for the industry foundation classes, have been a recent buzz word thrown around with building information modeling (BIM). Before we can understand the hype about IFC and why it’s important, we must first understand the context of digital information exchange within the built environment.

Aaron Costin, Ph.D.

The New Standard: Efficient e-Construction Implementation with Jefferson County

While evolving the construction administration and inspection process away from field books and spreadsheets and into a digital environment is always, always beneficial, implementing new software takes time, effort, and investment from all stakeholders.

Nate Binder

The Impact of Organizational Silos on Asset Lifecycle Management

The growing demand for digital content to be created and incorporated across all phases of a project is a large undertaking - one that result in technical, organizational, and human challenges.

Ron Perkins

Increasing Project Transparency through GIS Data Visualization

To manage projects and keep stakeholders informed, the team at the City of Muscatine leveraged a mix of SaaS construction administration and data visualization tools

Nate Binder

The Structure of BIM: Understanding the Importance of IFC Standards

What exactly are Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), why do they matter, and what do they mean for Infotech? Let’s dig in.

Andrew Martin

Examining Pre-Award Analysis: To Award or Not To Award?

Agencies then have to determine to award or not award contract bids. In many cases, the agency only evaluates the bids based on low bid price. Ideally, the agency should evaluate other factors as this document describes.

Jeff Derrer