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Improving Collaboration on Your Projects

Collaboration in the construction industry is essential as more construction projects have become increasing complex with many different organizations working together throughout the project lifecycle, from planning, designing, and... Continue Reading

Top 15 Tips for Flying a Drone

The use of drones in construction is on the rise. They can be used in many applications, from survey mapping to job monitoring. As construction companies decide to implement this technology, figuring out how to use a drone takes time... Continue Reading

Putting Wearables to Work at the Jobsite

The construction jobsite can be a hectic place with numerous contractors working on the project separate, but together. One way to bring them all closer together is to have a connected jobsite. With digital collaboration, the job can go... Continue Reading

Sustainable Lighting for Big Stadiums

Daily’s Place, the new 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000 square foot covered flex field adjacent to EverBank Field, will serve as the indoor practice facility for the National Football League’s (NFL) Jacksonville Jaguars. The... Continue Reading

Protecting Yourself in the Heat

Summer is a great time for construction work, but a brutal time for construction workers. Excessive heat and sun exposure pose significant dangers, such as sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Every year... Continue Reading

Is It Time to Change the Game?

Have you ever been frustrated by a piece of equipment you knew would do the job, but you couldn't put your hands on it?In the late ‘70s on a steel erection job in Washington D.C., a place with notoriously tight working spaces, an... Continue Reading

India: A Hub for Construction Innovation

India is in the midst of an urban revolution. According to the 2011 census of India, 31.2 percent of the total population lives in urban areas. The share of India's urban population has risen steadily during the past few decades, from 6... Continue Reading

Jobsite Safety Designed for Women

With a rise in the number of women in construction and other industrial fields, the need for safety equipment geared towards them is on the rise. Products that are ergonomically suitable for women are gaining in popularity.The global... 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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