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Episode 70: GPS Tracking | Fleet of the Future

Tuesday, July 25, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Drone MarketPeggy Smedley talks about the future of drones and where the industry is trending.Listen Now Segment 2: Building a Connected... Continue Reading

Keeping Tabs on Your Jobsite with RFID

What if you could track workers, supplies, and tools at the construction jobsite using innovative, cutting-edge technology? Today’s systems are advancing at a rapid clip—offering new opportunities to save costs, heighten productivity... Continue Reading

Smart Infrastructure Takes Center Stage

Smart cities and infrastructure have significantly changed over time, and various disciplines such as building automation for facility and emergency response management, building energy optimization, parking management, and in-building... Continue Reading

Unmanned Aerial Systems Are Taking Off

Civil unmanned aerial systems (UAS) promise to be one of the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade—and it is going to change how work is done at your construction jobsite.This is according to Teal in its... Continue Reading

Why You Need Telematics for Fleet Management

Monitoring the health of a machine has evolved since technology was first introduced. Machine monitoring with telematics is the one technology that is gaining traction in many industries including construction. As fleets become connected... Continue Reading

Elevator Modernization Market Going Up

Will elevators soon become smarter? A new report from Research and Markets looks at the elevators modernization market—and predicts trends for the future.The global elevators modernization market is poised to reach approximately $13.92... Continue Reading

Survey Shows Support for Infrastructure Investment

A new survey of infrastructure executives by CG/LA Infrastructure showed support for long-term infrastructure investment, highlighting key issues of vision, public leadership, and a project-focused approach to the success of a long-term... 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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