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Determining Residual Risk With Construction AI

Let’s face it, every construction project presents new challenges for contractors and their workers. There is no such thing as two identical projects because every project is built on different land, by different hands, and under different conditions. But what if we could quantify data on a level so precise that the safety implications of […]

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Net Metering and the Future of Renewable Energy in the Construction Industry

The construction industry is constantly seeking new technologies and processes to increase sustainability before, during, and after construction. Embracing renewable energy is one of the most important aspects of increased sustainability in the industry, but that doesn’t mean the road to green construction will be simple for contractors. One recent challenge that is hindering the […]

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SOS Devices on the Project Site Part 2

In part one of this two-part article, the Memphis contractor lawyers at Cotney Construction Law discussed SOS devices and their scalability in the face of a nationwide shift toward 5G technology. Now, we will continue to discuss this topic by focusing on tips for contractors who want to bolster their use of SOS devices and […]

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SOS Devices on the Project Site Part 1

Accidents happen all the time on the project site. Contractors are no stranger to work-related injuries and the occasional crisis, but that doesn’t mean construction firms should halt their pursuit of an increasingly safe workplace. Although our accident-prone industry has made significant strides over the last century to help workers stay safe, there’s still work […]

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Updating Your Construction Firm’s IT Infrastructure Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, the Jacksonville construction attorneys at Cotney Construction Law discussed the importance of updating your construction firm’s information technology (IT) infrastructure to keep up with an industry in flux. We started by discussing the importance of investing in the latest software for recordkeeping and time tracking. Additionally, we discussed […]

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Updating Your Construction Firm’s IT Infrastructure Part 1

While improving productivity on the project site is a daily concern for contractors across the nation, many contractors neglect to contribute the same level of concern to their operational infrastructure. In this two-part article, the Jacksonville construction lawyers at Cotney Construction Law are going to step away from the project site to focus on ways […]

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Is it Time to Reassess Drone Use on the Project Site? Part 2

In seemingly no time at all, drones transformed from a hobbyist’s toy to an essential tool for construction professionals. On the project site, drones can be used to monitor workers, track progress, map landscapes, and more. New applications for drones are still being developed today, but are we diving head first into this technology without […]

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Is it Time to Reassess Drone Use on the Project Site? Part 1

It seems like drones were a distant dream only a few short years ago. At the time, the idea of remote-controlled flying machines equipped with high-definition cameras sounded like something out of a science fiction novel. Fast forward to the present, however, and drones are virtually everywhere — soaring through the sky to snap photographs […]

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Improving the Construction Process with Digital Twins

The term “digital twin” was first established in the manufacturing sector to describe digital constructs of physical objects. These advanced models could be used to predict production problems while collecting feedback in real-time, which made them an essential tool for streamlining production and cutting back on work stoppage. Now, the use of digital twins has […]

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3 Tech Innovations for Your Project Sites

For years, the construction industry has become increasingly reliant on technology to boost efficiency, improve safety, cut costs, and meet the government’s rigorous building standards. Recently, many of these innovations have transformed from a luxury to a necessity, and contractors are taking notice. In order to keep up with the already steep competition between contractors […]

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