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Drone Adoption Drives Big Data Services

The increasing adoption of drones in commercial sectors is leading to a revolution in big data cloud services. Launching a drone to capture images is the preliminary step in the drone information acquisition process. The captured images... Continue Reading

Emerging Tech Trends in Bridge Construction

New technologies and materials are helping engineers and construction professionals build bridges better and faster, while also improving maintenance for longer bridge life. Sensors are being embedded into both new and existing bridges... Continue Reading

Ep. 73: Inside Industry 4.0

Welcome to the next industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is transforming the construction industry, and will increasingly impact workers and operators on your jobsite. Host Peggy Smedley is joined by Jose Blanco, associate partner from... Continue Reading

Top 7 Field Processes Enabled by Apps

Contractors are spending more time implementing technology into their day-to-day operations. Though still resistant to major overhauls, the construction industry takes advantage of quick, easy, and productive opportunities to streamline... Continue Reading

Waterproofing Solutions for Concrete Structures

A new aquatics center in Budapest needed some help keeping the correct water in the pool. About 100 designers, architects, and engineers were involved in the planning and construction of the Dagály Aquatics Complex in Budapest, Hungary... 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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