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New Advances in Concrete

For project teams focused on sustainability of buildings and infrastructure, the type of materials used play a big role in the overall success of the project. This is why keeping a watchful eye on the latest advances is critical.One... Continue Reading

Major Development in Concrete Technology

Concrete continues to evolve for construction. Today, cement is one of the leading greenhouse gas contributors in the world. Now, a major development could potentially change the global environmental and productivity footprint of... Continue Reading

Ep. 79: 2018 Construction Market Outlook

2017 has been a big year for the construction industry, as the market has begun to pick up. This podcast will look to the future and identify trends about what to expect in the year ahead. Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated... Continue Reading

Concrete Cooling Heating Up

Infrastructure projects that require mass concrete supply are expected to be one of the driving factors for the global concrete cooling market. This market, valued at $936 million in 2015, is expected to soar to more than $1.7 billion by... Continue Reading

Precast Construction Breaks the Mold

The precast construction market is driven by many factors such as a rise in urban population, the increase in industrialization and large-scale investments in the industrial and infrastructure sectors. The aforementioned are just some of... Continue Reading

Top 6 Wearables for Safety at the Jobsite

154 million by 2021. That is the number and date according to an ABI Research report anticipating growth for enterprise device shipments. In fact, the report suggests that wearables in the workforce are becoming more prominent. This will... Continue Reading

Bio-Concrete Heals the Infrastructure Future

America’s infrastructure is failing, but what if “smart” materials such as concrete, metals, and plastics could heal themselves, creating a smarter infrastructure of the future?This reality might not be too far off, as researchers and... Continue Reading

Technology: Impact on Highway Construction

Infrastructure projects are complex and have a unique set of requirements. Contractors working on these types of projects need to be aware of regulations, safety mandates and so much more in order to succeed.In fact, a new report on the... Continue Reading

Solving Top 4 Problems on Jobsites through the IoT

Working on a commercial jobsite can be extremely fast-paced and frenzied, leaving contractors with little time to focus on more than the day-to-day. Finding ways to be more efficient, particularly when multiple subcontractors are also... Continue Reading

Disruptive Forces Threaten Equipment Triangle

By Al Cervero, AEM Vice President, Construction, Mining and Utility  Strong disruptive forces are on a collision course with the industry’s “equipment triangle.” The equipment triangle says OEMs manufacture... Continue Reading

The Need for Pipeline Infrastructure

A new report found that rejecting pipeline infrastructure would remove almost one-third of U.S. electricity generation capacity by 2030, dangerously raising electric rates nationwide.The report found that 31 percent of U.S. electricity... Continue Reading

Taking Stock of New Technologies at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees took stock of the new technologies incorporated into equipment on display at the show, and they said that an improving business environment is spurring confidence in purchasing decisions.“We just enjoy seeing... Continue Reading

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