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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

Everything You Need to Know About Employee Tracking

Finding ways to increase the output of an employee is a goal of all companies. In construction, that often means time management at the jobsite. Labor can make up almost half of all construction-project costs. The more labor-intensive a... Continue Reading

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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

Digging into the Excavator Market

Japan’s excavator market will get a boost from upcoming projects in the capital and surrounding area. The excavator market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of approximately 18 percent from 2017-2021, according... Continue Reading

Constructing Connected Railways of the Future

For more than 200 years, railways and railroads have been a part of the transportation landscape. Starting with the steam locomotive and evolving into electric railways within the first 100 years, railroads and trains have covered a lot... Continue Reading

Episode 49: Tire Trends | Robotic Systems

TUESDAY, February 21, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Changes for AggregatesHost Peggy Smedley looks at how new technology is changing aggregates in construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Tire... Continue Reading

Top 3 Trends for Hydraulics

The global hydraulic equipment market for mobile applications is evolving, and there are three emerging trends that will have a significant impact on the market.Technavio recently issued a new report that focuses on the market and... Continue Reading

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

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

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