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GPS: How It Is Impacting the Jobsite

The global positioning system (GPS) tracking device market has been prevalent for more than 15 years, but the uptake of GPS technology in machine controls has skyrocketed in recent years.The key driving factors for the growth of the... Continue Reading

Smart Airport Construction Taking Off

Smart airports are coming—and construction professionals will need to build them. The idea behind the development of smart airports is to create an integrated system and a unified and ready-to-use digital platform for airports to... Continue Reading

Constructing Smart Buildings

Creating city and transportation systems to meet the needs of all users in 2050 and beyond is a challenge facing the construction industry. Contractors will be responsible for constructing smart structures, while keeping in mind the... Continue Reading

Check Your Jobsite Progress on Your Phone

Can your iPhone or iPad do your job for you? In the construction industry, a number of apps exist to enable greater access to data, but new technology continues to emerge and will turn the mobile devices that are already in your pocket... Continue Reading

The Excavator of the Future

Increased government spending on infrastructure is driving new technology to be placed on excavators. Infrastructure development is of prime importance in any country, as it is directly proportional to the economic growth of a nation.At... Continue Reading

Monitoring Infrastructure Out of Sight

Monitoring critical infrastructure, particularly those in rural areas beyond line of sight, can be achieved much more efficiently and effectively through the use of unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology.Recently, Rockwell Collins... Continue Reading

Robots Could Solve Construction's Workforce Problem

Construction is a $10 trillion global industry. It’s also mired by waste, severe worker shortages, and weak productivity growth, all of which mean the business of building is poised for a robotic takeover.Productivity, the total economic... 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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