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Will Wearables Make Your Workers Safe?

Safety at the jobsite is evolving almost daily. New innovations and products aim to simplify safety procedures. Even with these opportunities, construction is still one of the professions with the most worker injuries and deaths... Continue Reading

Paving the Way for the Smart Grid of the Future

New emerging energy trends are changing how business is done—and it is impacting many vertical markets including the construction industry. As new projects emerge, so too will new opportunities for contractors.For example, Green Charge... Continue Reading

Trump's Changes in Infrastructure Approvals

Increasing investment in U.S. infrastructure was a key tenet of President Trump’s campaign platform. His 2018 budget request calls for $200 billion in direct federal spending on infrastructure. That federal capital infusion is expected... Continue Reading

Steps to a More Sustainable Jobsite

Sustainability is becoming a buzzword around all aspects of construction—from design, to construction, and all the way to operations.Minimizing energy usage is one of the highest priorities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... Continue Reading

How to Make Your Construction Fleet Smart

Is your fleet smart? If not, now might be the time to consider how to add some intelligence to your equipment, as the market is expected to grow significantly, offering new opportunities for construction companies in the future.The... Continue Reading

Constructing the Smart Highway of the Future

Smart highways have been the subject of a scientific notion across the globe for a while now, and governments in many countries are looking to invest huge money in the automated highway systems.Smart roads involve the integration of... Continue Reading

Getting Certified to Operate Drones

Using drones on the construction site is becoming more common place. That means there are some rules and regulations that need to be followed. Drone pilots must get certifications to operate them on the jobsite—which varies from state to... Continue Reading

Silica Mandate: What You Need to Know

 As seen with asbestos and lead-based paint, it can take some time for exposure to cause health issues and difficult to identify the causal factors. Recently, a rule has come down to further protect construction workers from exposure to... Continue Reading

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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

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

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

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

Episode 47: Smarter Jobsites | Aggregates

TUESDAY, February 7, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Funding New TechHost Peggy Smedley shares the latest news related to electric and hybrid vehicles. Listen Now Segment 2: Smarter, Safer... Continue Reading

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