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Ep 76: Who Owns the Equipment Data?

Construction equipment is coming installed with more technology than ever before, but one question remains: Who owns the data? Is it the rental company, the manufacturer, or the construction company? Host Peggy Smedley is joined by Ronak... Continue Reading

Tech Protects Your Construction Project

Today’s technology means construction companies no longer have to rely exclusively on operators’ perspectives to explore the limits of equipment productivity and safety. Telematics, and similar technologies, provide feedback of what’s... Continue Reading

Drone Automation of the Future

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones have so much to offer the construction industry. It is inevitable they will become a game changer (and already are in some segments). In fact, many companies in the construction industry already... Continue Reading

Advantages of Using Shotcrete

The increasing usage of shotcrete-sprayed concrete in the construction industry is one of the primary growth factors for the market. Shotcrete-sprayed concrete is increasingly becoming popular among contractors and builders, as its... Continue Reading

Legislation Set to Impact the Construction Jobsite

The construction jobsite is becoming connected, but are your workers following the rules set in place to ensure safety and compliance with all the latest gadgets? Two big pieces of legislation could impact how technology is leveraged at... Continue Reading

A Look Under the Hood of Self-Driving Equipment

Currently autonomous vehicle control is being developed and is on its way to the construction site. Machine learning and guidance, telematics, and remote control are all methods under consideration as options to help take the driver out... Continue Reading

Wearable Technology's Potential at the Jobsite

With the risk of accidents related to construction work, a safe and healthy jobsite is needed—and advancements in technology can minimize the mortality rate. Industrial wearables, smart glasses, smart gloves, head mounted displays... Continue Reading

A View of Your 3D Model

For construction companies, leveraging 3D modeling solutions provides a number of benefits such as more efficient project delivery and a better bottom line. However, accessing this data at the jobsite can be a challenge—which is why a... Continue Reading

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3 Ways Telematics Can Help with Fleet Management

Technology is rapidly advancing. With the IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (machine-to-machine) technology, we have new capabilities today that previously we would have never thought were possible. It’s important to stay on top of... Continue Reading

Excavator Tech Really Digs in At Jobsite

Construction companies will get a hand on the jobsite in the form of a new excavator. Trimble and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., have teamed up to bring a high-tech excavator to the market in Japan.The new 20-ton class ... Continue Reading

Drone Investments Take Flight

Drones on the jobsite aren’t commonplace yet, but new technologies and market projections have them popping up all over the place. Dronomy, the construction drone-software start-up, has secured investments to propel the market forward... 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

A Look inside 3D Printers

Most 3D printer users are restricted to printing only certain types of designs because there are limited options available when it comes to support material, or support structures. This is one of the current challenges that exists in the... Continue Reading

ELD Mandate: What You Need to Know

When it comes to the technology trends and what contractors need to think about as technology rapidly changes; top of mind will be: How do I make my fleet safer and become more efficient without having a bunch of disparate systems... Continue Reading

Technologies to Advance Bridge Construction

Bridges are one of the oldest transportation systems around. That means that most bridges are also in need of repairs or need to be replaced. Approximately one-fourth of the nation's 600,000 bridges require rehabilitation, repair, or... Continue Reading

ITS: The Future Is Here

In early November, Americans went to the polls to choose their new leaders. And the outcome of this election will impact what steps are taken to improve infrastructure—and how technology will play a role.Regardless of how the election... Continue Reading

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