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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

Construction Costs Rising in 2017

Could a rise in costs impact the construction jobsite? A recent report states that non-residential construction costs are going up in 2017.The Construction Cost Index for the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and five... Continue Reading

Data Collection Surges with GIS and GPS

New advanced GIS (geographic information system) and GPS (global positioning system) data collection solutions are now available for business processes on the jobsite.As one example, TerraGo has partnered with CompassTools, a provider of... Continue Reading

Drone Regulations: Everything You Need to Know

When working on a construction jobsite, contractors need to follow regulations and laws created to keep everyone safe.From adjusting weight limits on lifts to limiting emissions on equipment, regulations are focusing on the future. One... Continue Reading

Solid Future for 3D Concrete Printing

The demand for new construction across much of the world will serve as the primary driver for growth in the 3D concrete printing market, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.The market for 3D concrete printing is... Continue Reading

Top Three: Electric Drives the Future

Electric drives are becoming more common and could prove useful in construction equipment on the jobsite. Electric drives allow contractors to get real-time information on the performance of their key equipment.As a result of their... Continue Reading

Episode 51: Asset Management | Trucking Trends

Tuesday, March 7, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: The Tech ExperienceHost Peggy Smedley highlights some of the latest technology innovations for construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Asset... Continue Reading

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