Technology for Road Construction
Road construction risks the lives of drivers and workers on a daily basis. In fact, work zone fatalities for drivers, passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists are all on the rise.
Get Help with Haptic Technology
Continuously monitoring the jobsite for unsafe behavior is a tough task, especially with current social distancing guidelines. But what if there was a technology that allowed employees to work independently, while still holding them accountable for risky behavior? Haptic technology, which is primarily used in wearable devices, can do just that.
Big Data Means Big Things for Insurers
Imagine what you could do with insight from numerous sources. Would you let 1,000+ reviews influence your buying decisions? Or, would you let market trends dictate what your next job should be? With big data, you can do all this and more. That’s why insurers are taking advantage of the insights big data provides to enhance their businesses and relationships with policyholders.
How Does the Internet of Things Support Proactive Safety?
According to the National Safety Council, a workplace injury occurs every seven seconds. That adds up to more than 4,500,000 injuries every year. While companies can use traditional measures to counteract these risks, technology is making it easier to keep workers safe and understand patterns of loss.
How Are Drones Impacting the Insurance Industry?
Drones – unmanned aerial vehicles that are piloted using a remote control or a computer – have been dubbed the next “disruptive technology.” The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has already issued over 770,000 drone authorizations for commercial use in the first 18 months since the registry first began. They’re already being tested for package delivery by UPS and Amazon – and Oscar Mayer even has an official WeinerDrone to potentially deliver their product to remote areas.
3-D Grade Control Systems
Technology in the construction industry has the potential to help companies increase productivity, overcome skilled labor shortages, improve quality and reduce overall costs. One advancing technology can address all of these concerns: 3-D Grade Control Systems with machine controls. While this technology is not new, it has developed significantly the past several years.
MAY 18, 2017
Dave Galbraith, AVP, Loss Control Technical Lead
Tags: &, Casualty, Claims, Construction, Control, Insurance, Loss, Management, Property, Risk
Cybercriminals: Growing Threat to Construction Industry
As the industry adds more and more technology to building processes, it’s become an increasingly attractive target for cybercriminals, who often are more sophisticated than we give them credit for. Although not considered true “construction equipment,” a contractor’s computers, laptops and mobile devices are the easiest points of entry to employee records and confidential client or financial information.