Roundup: Construction News You Can Use for the Week of October 14th

Posted by IronPlanet on Oct 20, 2019 11:49:06 PM

Welcome back to our weekly news roundup! This week brings several interesting stories on new, disruptive technologies, the launch of exciting construction projects and more. Keep yourself up to date with all the latest industry happenings below:

To Prevent Workplace Accidents, Construction Companies are Turning to Vinnie

The Boston Globe

A new construction-safety software from called Vinnie is gaining popularity in the construction world by helping keep tabs on working conditions on-site. The artificial intelligence system uses a decade’s worth of data to identify and report breaches of safety practices automatically. Rather than single out individual employees, Vinnie is focused on delivering actionable reports that help managers see the overall health of their organization in order to help prevent safety issues. In due time, the software is expected to be able to predict accidents before they happen. 


Scottish Spaceport to Begin Construction Soon

Planning applications are under review for the construction of Space Hub Sutherlund in northern Scotland. The low-cost vertical spaceport is expected to get the greenlight next year, with construction to break ground soon after. Lockheed Martin and Orbex have already committed to using the site, with an estimated 10 launches expected each year. 


Topics: In the News, 2019