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Key Trends in the Connected Truck Market

There are a few key trends in the connected truck market that are poised to shape the future of the logistics industry, and in turn will impact how the construction industry does business.By 2020, more than 35 million of trucks globally... Continue Reading

Keeping Your Jobsite Secure with Tech

Construction jobsite theft costs the industry up to $1 billion each year, according to estimates from the National Equipment Register and the National Insurance Crime Bureau. Preventative measures can help eliminate theft, and keep costs... Continue Reading

Water Sustainability: What You Need to Know

Water providers are increasingly focused on sustainability and integrated planning to help solve the years’ long conflicts between aging infrastructure and a safe, resilient water supply.Case in point: Black & Veatch's 2017 Strategic... Continue Reading

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

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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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