Project Certainty Increases When People and Technology Work Together

By Chris Kelner, national director of preconstruction for Kiewit Building Group Inc. While industry experts question just how deep and long-lasting the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be, contractors can support healthy development during the current downturn with solutions to mitigate risk and create project certainty in such uncertain times. …


Denver-based Property Mapping Tech Company Raises $3.7M to Fuel Expansion

Property mapping technology company Engrain, has raised $3.7 million in new funding to fuel its national expansion. The round was led by RET Ventures, an industry-backed venture fund focused on single- and multi-family rent tech, along with participation from existing investors. For Engrain, the funding validates the success of the company’s …


Denver Sees Second-Most Data Center Leasing Among Secondary Markets in First Half of 2020

An increase in remote working and content streaming due to the COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the importance of data center reliability. According to CBRE’s latest North American Data Center Trends Report, Denver saw the second-most data center leasing activity among secondary markets in the first half of 2020. Denver recorded 2.9 megawatts (MW) of …


Denver-Based Construction Tech Firm Launches New Cloud-Based Estimating Tool

Denver-based construction estimating firm, Eos Group, announced today the launch of their newest cloud-based technology solution called Cortex 365. This project history and estimating tool brings what has been a very sophisticated system, exclusively accessible to large enterprise-scale construction groups, now to the small and mid-sized business marketplace for the first time. …


Colorado Construction Firm Using New Technology to Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19

To ensure Fort Collins real estate development and construction projects continue to move forward during the COVID-19 pandemic, local construction firm I-Kota relies on a new technology from Safe Site Check In. As Colorado’s premier affordable housing contractor, I-Kota’s employees use the Safe Site Check In touchless app to check in to …


Tech Industry Adds 4M sq. ft. in Colorado

CBRE just-released its Colorado Tech Book, which tracks the growth of the tech sector along the Front Range. The report shows the tech industry has added 4 million square feet in the last two years—an impressive 23 percent growth rate. “Twenty-three percent is an impressive expansion of Colorado’s tech industry …


Denver CRE Firm Launches $10M Wellness Program to Enhance Safety of its Office Buildings

Granite Properties, a commercial real estate investment, development and management company with an office in Denver, has launched “Inspire Wellness,” a $10 million comprehensive program to enhance the health and safety of its office buildings and new development projects in response to the pandemic. As part of the “Inspire Wellness” initiative, …


Using Drones as a Tool to Drive Public Engagement

By Sara Egan and Maddie Clark Landscape architects and planners have relied on Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs or drones) for site analysis, monitoring construction progress and benchmarking projects in recent years. Data and birds-eye imagery from drones can even enhance storytelling to bolster community engagement and deepen the clarity and …


Denver No.3 on RCLCO’s STEM Jobs Growth Index

Denver ranks 3rd on RCLCO’s 4th annual STEM Job Growth Index (“STEMdex”), released this week. The STEMdex highlights a number of metro areas commonly recognized as STEM (aka Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) strongholds. The STEMdex tracks job growth momentum through an analysis of the 38 largest metropolitan areas in the country. The …


Colorado Springs Ranks 4th for Up-and-Coming Tech Markets

According to CBRE’s Scoring Tech Talent Report, Colorado Springs came in fourth on CBRE’s list of up-and-coming North American tech-talent markets, which ranks 75 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent. Colorado Spring’s tech-talent labor force grew by 15 percent in the past five …