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Factors Driving the Construction Equipment Market

The global construction equipment market previously faced slowdowns due to sluggish economic conditions and sluggish growth of the construction industry. The market is expected to grow with the fastest growth rate in near future... Continue Reading

Spraying and Plastering Equipment Advances

With innovations in construction happening daily, almost every type of equipment sector has seen new advances. For instance, the spraying and plastering machines market will start to see some changes in the future.The global spraying and... Continue Reading

Episode 71: Safe Excavation - Call 811

Every six minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone didn’t call 811 at least two days before digging. This episode focuses on what contractors need to know in order to create a safer jobsite, in advance of the... Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know about Digging Safety

811 is the federally designated call before you dig number to protect yourself and others from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines. There are millions of miles of buried utilities beneath the surface of the earth that are... Continue Reading

Precast of the Future: What You Need to Know

The precast construction industry is largely dominated by government-initiated infrastructural works. Countries such as China, India, and the U.S. are major markets witnessing significant growth.Infrastructural development is... Continue Reading

Repurposing Abandoned Power Plant

Remodeling and redoing old structures is a version of sustainability that has been around for a while. Recently, this concept was used when Birdseye Renewable Energy partnered with United Renewable Energy to take the unfinished Phipps... Continue Reading

Lowering Concrete Porosity to Reduce Cracking

The “Grow Wild” phase of construction at the Nashville Zoo at Grasmere, including new bear, monkey and rhino habitats, has just been completed in time for the busy summer season.During the past year, the construction activity... Continue Reading

Leveraging Telematics on Your Smartphone

Tracking construction equipment has come a long way, with the advent of new technologies. Now, there are new digital solutions and services across the construction equipment ecosystem. This digitization revolution is set to transform the... Continue Reading

Mini Excavators Have Big Impact

Popularity of mini hybrid excavators is a trend that is gaining momentum. The debate on how much longer fossil fuels can last has pushed manufacturers to develop new technologies such as hybrid mini excavators and electric mini... Continue Reading

Q&A: How to Implement a Drone Program

An interview with Kevin Grover, Principal with StantecAn enterprise drone program has enormous opportunities for companies to access data, increase efficiency, improve worker safety, and identify new business possibilities. But... 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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