Construction Trends and Technologies
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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

Constructing the Smart Highway of the Future

Smart highways have been the subject of a scientific notion across the globe for a while now, and governments in many countries are looking to invest huge money in the automated highway systems.Smart roads involve the integration of... Continue Reading

Getting Certified to Operate Drones

Using drones on the construction site is becoming more common place. That means there are some rules and regulations that need to be followed. Drone pilots must get certifications to operate them on the jobsite—which varies from state to... Continue Reading

Silica Mandate: What You Need to Know

 As seen with asbestos and lead-based paint, it can take some time for exposure to cause health issues and difficult to identify the causal factors. Recently, a rule has come down to further protect construction workers from exposure to... 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

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

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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