Category: Technology

Podcast by Wm. T. Spaeder Company discussing advances in construction. This ranges from technology to new tools to other information designed to educate and inspire.

June 10, 2020

Ep #6: Safety, COVID-19 & Construction

We use this week's podcast as an opportunity to discuss how COVID-19 has affected our work at Wm. T. Spaeder. We also talk about specific precautions we implemented to ensure the safety of both ourselves and our customers.

To learn more about Wm. T. Spaeder, please visit us at https://wmtspaeder.com

February 28, 2020

Ep #5: myComply - On Site Training Visibility

Kassie Koser, our Safety Director, co-hosted this week's interview with myComply CEO, Lee Evans.  MyComply is a compliance and safety platform that allows companies to keep track of all their employee trainings and certifications in one place with real time status updates.  These records can be accessed by scanning a "smart badge" with a phone, so that workers can verify pertinent information at a moment's notice.  https://wmtspaeder.com

February 3, 2020

Ep #4: Eksobionics Construction Exoskeletons

In this episode, we interview the director of business development, Zach Haas, from EksoBionics (https://eksobionics.com/) about how exactly exoskeletons are making a positive impact in construction.  Wm.T. Spaeder is a full service mechanical contractor servicing areas of PA, OH, & NY.  Visit us at https://wmtspaeder.com for details.

January 15, 2020

Ep #3: 3D Scanning in Construction

Episode #3 focuses on how construction companies can use 3D Scanning to help save time and money as well as work more efficiently. In this podcast, we're interviewing Frankie Davis Jr. (VDC Coordinator) and Charles Morgan (Point Work Coordinator) at Wm. T. Spaeder. We discuss the virtues, processes and potential problems of 3D scanning, scanners on the market and work flow.  https://wmtspaeder.com

January 1, 2020

Ep #2: LINQ - The “Google” for Your Projects

Jonathan Marsh interviews Kevin Soohoo about the LINQ, an innovative construction tool that makes everything in your project searchable.   We're in the process of implementing it at Wm. T. Spaeder.  https://wmtspaeder.com

December 10, 2019

Ep #1: Augmented & Mixed Reality in Construction

This is our flagship episode of the Wm. T. Spaeder podcast about advances in construction. Episode #1 focuses on how construction companies can use augmented and mixed reality on projects to save time and money as well as work more efficiently. This includes what Wm. T. Spaeder is doing right now with this technology and what the company plans to do within the next year.

We also discuss the limitations we've discovered using the different hardware and software and various improvements on the horizon.

HoloLens Video Demonstration on Live Job Site: https://youtu.be/ylJQcZUQm8E

Tech Hardware: Microsoft HoloLens - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/hololens

Software Used: Visual Live 3D - https://www.visuallive.com/

Other References:

Daqri: https://daqri.com/

Trimble: https://mixedreality.trimble.com/

LINQ: https://www.linqsoftware.com/ 

Exoskeletons: https://constructible.trimble.com/construction-industry/exoskeletons-for-construction-workers-are-marching-on-site