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Ep. 74: Construction Telematics Evolved

Where is there opportunity for improvement in your construction operation? Telematics technology is rapidly evolving, supplying massive amounts of data about your jobsite. Tony Nicoletti, director, strategy and business development, DPL... Continue Reading

Cracking Construction’s Productivity Problem

Attend any industry event, and you will likely see the same McKinsey chart depicting construction as the second least digitized industry in the U.S., as well as a chart showing global construction labor productivity growing at an annual... Continue Reading

Technology, Trends, and How to Not be Swept Away

Ten years ago you couldn’t have imagined a tablet on the jobsite; but now, they are everywhere. Technology is flooding the construction market, there is no doubt. What do you as a contractor need to think about as technology rapidly... Continue Reading

Outsourcing Considerations for Construction

The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services market in the Middle East is currently undergoing a phase of development and growth. This market has a wider scope of growth during the forecast period, as end-users become aware of... Continue Reading

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

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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

Technologies to Advance Bridge Construction

Bridges are one of the oldest transportation systems around. That means that most bridges are also in need of repairs or need to be replaced. Approximately one-fourth of the nation's 600,000 bridges require rehabilitation, repair, or... 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

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

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

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

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