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Utilizing Nanomaterials to Improve Construction Materials

As the construction industry continues to grow and evolve, an increasing number of technological innovations will reshape the techniques, practices, and methodologies commonly used by construction professionals. However, the changes don’t stop there. New technology means new safety guidelines, additional laws, and more headaches for contractors. Fortunately, by partnering with an experienced Nashville construction law […]

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CES 2019: Exploring the Future of Construction with Technology Part 2

In part one of this two-part series, the Sarasota construction attorneys from Cotney Construction Law discussed the technologies presented at CES 2019 that aim to change the way we do construction. So far, we have taken a look at the impressive statistics regarding attendance and coverage at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 and discussed […]

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CES 2019: Exploring the Future of Construction with Technology Part 1

According to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) website, “CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.” You might be […]

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Building 3D-Printed Concrete Structures

Although 3D printers were first introduced in the 1980s, they have emerged as one of the most exciting new technologies in the 21st century. This constantly evolving technology was once viewed as nothing more than a novelty, but today, 3D printers are used for an array of purposes, from building machine parts to constructing factory […]

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Is Technology Leading to More Misclassified Positions? Part 2

Uber introduced peer-to-peer rides years ago, but the ridesharing giant has grown exponentially with over 50 percent growth in several quarters last year and a total valuation of $72 billion in 2018. With billions of trips delivered worldwide, ridesharing applications rely on millions of drivers annually in order to meet the demand. These drivers are […]

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Is Technology Leading to More Misclassified Positions? Part 1

With the digital revolution in full swing, consumers can take advantage of prime retail deals delivered directly to their doorsteps, a chaperone standing by to escort them around town, and an excellent meal served straight to their kitchen table from any eatery in town. The only problem is that in any of these circumstances, the […]

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The Rise of the Bionic Construction Worker Part 2

Imagine a construction site populated by workers piloting bright yellow exoskeletons with large mechanical arms helping them move heavy materials from one place to another. It almost seems like a scene from a science fiction movie, but recent developments by Sarcos Robotics may usher in a new age of bionic construction workers as soon as […]

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The Rise of the Bionic Construction Worker Part 1

It’s no secret that the construction industry is experiencing a significant skills shortage. There’s simply not enough interest in construction jobs in the college-centric society of today; however, this could soon change thanks in part to a radical new invention seemingly plucked directly from science fiction. Cinematic classics like Alien and Avatar helped introduce the […]

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An Overview of Smart City PDX Part 2

In part one of this two-part series covering Portland’s Smart City PDX initiative, the Portland contractor lawyers at Cotney Construction Law discussed the principles, goals, and priorities of the ambitious program. Now, we will continue to detail this exciting program and the opportunities it will create for contractors looking to make a difference by explaining […]

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An Overview of Smart City PDX Part 1

Portland, Oregon, has always been considered a forward-thinking city chock-full of people who want to embrace sustainability and improve their community. In 2010, Oregon became the home of the first official “living building,” which requires a building to “produce all of its own energy and manage all of its own water on site, as well […]

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