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Working at Heights With More Confidence

Understanding technology on lifts can help make the jobsite a little bit safer. For construction workers, there are a number of ways to ensure employees are safe when working at heights. This can include using personal protective... Continue Reading

Equipment Diagnostics in the Palm of Your Hand

Diagnostics are helping the construction industry improve business. Having access to data is critical on any project, and now more data is available to operators and technicians right out at the construction jobsite.This can enable users... 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

Cranes: Technology at the Top

Cranes are perhaps one of the most recognizable types of construction equipment. That may partly be due to the fact they can be seen hoisting materials up high, or sitting atop of a new structure being built. Crane models are available... Continue Reading

Connected from High Above: Tech in Cranes

On vertical construction projects—from two stories to 20 and beyond—cranes are essential pieces of equipment on the jobsite. From mobile cranes, to fixed cranes, to marine port cranes, the market is growing and technology is evolving.A... Continue Reading

Sustainability: The Future of Building Materials

Imagine a construction jobsite without 3D printers, robots, and drones. Instead, there are simply building materials that are able to take shape on their own, helping build the jobsite of the future.While this reality is certainly a ways... Continue Reading

Just in Time for Winter - Win a New Jacket!

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean work stops. Whether it’s rain, sleet or snow, you’re out in the elements. Is it time for a new jacket?CONEXPO-CON/AGG knows construction pros are working hard every day and demand tough gear. That... 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

Labor Shortage Plaguing the Construction Industry

The construction industry is experiencing a worker shortage, and new numbers are showing some staggering statistics that need to be addressed.The National Association of Home Builders estimates that in the United States, there are... Continue Reading

Episode 50: Telematics Advances | Personal Safety

Tuesday, February 28, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Equipment AdvancesHost Peggy Smedley looks at how equipment is changing and advancing.Listen Now Segment 2: Telematics AdvancesPaul... Continue Reading


The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) brings manufacturers and customers together to provide the best return on investment for all participants. AEM trade shows are by the industry, for the industry, reinvesting revenues to... Continue Reading

New Skid Steer Loaders and Compact Track Loaders

For the construction industry, the right equipment makes a big difference on project performance—and equipment manufacturers are continuing to advance machinery with the construction industry in mind.Consider the new Final Tier 4 G... Continue Reading

Keep Tabs on Your Jobsite Off Hours

Jobsite security is of paramount importance to contractors concerned about project and equipment damage, especially when the worksite is vacant.To help resolve those concerns, Sensera Systems has introduced the SiteWatch-700 Series, a... Continue Reading

Register Now for the Hottest Ticket in Vegas

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE March 7-11; Register Early and Save  The future will be front and center at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017; register now to save, with new Badge-Packs for added value and convenience, and access to the new... Continue Reading

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