Layher Catalogues brought to life with Mixed Reality App

Layher App

Global system scaffolding manufacturers Layher have released 'The Layher App' with the added benefit of Mixed Reality. Mixed Reality combines real camera shots with digitally generated scaffolding models. In this process, reality – that means all things that you just see – are supplemented with additional information in the form of 3D scaffolding objects.Available free to download on iOS and...

Fingerprint Drug Testing Set To Transform Drug Screening At Work

Drug Testing

In the past, if a firm in the construction industry, wanted to screen their employees for drug use, they had to use saliva or urine-based testing. These methods were not only time-consuming, but embarrassing and invasive for both the employees and the actual testers.A New Way Of Drug Testing With the next style of drug testing introduced by Intelligent Fingerprinting...

Wood partners up to develop wearable camera tech for oil and gas operations

Wood has developed new camera technology that can stream video and store data from remote work locations including offshore, in partnership with Canadian technology company Librestream Technologies (Librestream). The Onsight Cube is a rugged camera that can be worn on a helmet, chest mount or a mono-pod to access high or difficult-to-reach areas, and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to a...

Engineers Develop The World’s First On-Site Scaffolding Robot

Kewazo Scaffolding Robot

Boffins in Germany have developed a robot that climbs, carries and feeds scaffolding materials to scaffolders. Munich based start-up Kewazo in collaboration with robotics expert Infineon Technologies has created the robot that they say can reduce on-site labour costs for scaffolding by 33%.The developers say during the erecting or dismantling of scaffolding more than 80% of scaffolders time is spent moving components from one...

SafeTime launches new scaffolding inspection portal Inspect7

The award-winning London based digital scaffolding inspections company SafeTime® has been hard at work redesigning their scaffolding inspection portal. The new portal which is now called Inspect7 aims to vastly improve usability, add beneficial features and demonstrate a fresh new look, says SafeTime®.The revamp comes shortly after their website redesign and product rebrand. With the company branching out into new...

Estimating software firm Avontus teams up with Trimble

Concrete contractors face unique challenges when estimating, planning, and managing their formwork operations. In addition to needing an accurate and understandable design, inadequate planning can result in costly delays that affect the entire project. And, knowing when and where equipment is needed is essential. Trimble and Avontus have partnered to help concrete contractors with these challenges.“Tekla Structures, including...

SMART Scaffolder launches 2018 update

SMART Scaffolder 2018

Software giants CADS SMART Scaffolder have just released their latest update for 2018. Dorset based company SMART Scaffolder are constantly adding new functionality to their estimating and TG20:13 compliance software. In their latest release, they have added some exciting features that mean you can input your scaffold in seconds, just take a tender schedule and simply key in the dimensions...

The New Industrial Revolution Is Here With Industry 4.0

A range of exciting collective technologies known as Industry 4.0 is set to launch the new industrial revolution. This fourth industrial age however, could see more than 600,000 existing construction jobs automated by 2040, freeing up individuals for essential re-training, according to a report released from international consultancy and construction company, Mace.It's all part of intensive research exploring...

SMART Scaffolder launches its latest update 2017

SMART Scaffolder

SMART Scaffolder are constantly adding new functionality to their design, estimating and TG20:13 compliance software. In their latest release, they have added some exciting and innovative features. For example, to allow scaffolding to be modelled against photographs of buildings and to enable scaffolds to be traced onto a ‘Google Maps’ satellite image!Ian Chambers, Sales and Marketing Director at SMART...

NASC Release TG20:13 eGuide Version 1.2

The NASC has announced the availability of version 1.2 of the TG20:13 eGuide, released in July 2017. The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) say the update incorporates a number of enhancements and is supplied as a free upgrade to registered users of the TG20:13 eGuide on Windows, Mac and Android computers and devices.The upgrade is available as a download...

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