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Automated Mapping Solutions

In an increasingly digital world, construction and land surveying professionals are becoming more comfortable with using fully automated solutions that are delivered as field analytics reports. Aerial photogrammetry solutions are... Continue Reading

Visualization and 3D Rendering Software Advances

By enabling quick visualization and animation development, 3D rendering software helps accelerate the overall process of image processing, and designing. The process eliminates the need for any additional sophisticated modeling models... Continue Reading

IoT-Enabled Buildings Improve Worker Productivity

According to CEB Global, a typical employee spends 27 hours a year looking for a location to work, which can cost the average company $31 million in productivity annually. The Internet of Things (IoT) can improve productivity in office... Continue Reading

How AI Makes Buildings Smarter

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to redefine how technology automates equipment operations and enhances the occupant experience in commercial buildings. The business of owning and managing commercial facilities has been... Continue Reading

Episode 69: Autonomous Trucks | Equipment Uptime

Tuesday, July 18, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Green FleetsPeggy Smedley talks about new ways that fleets are going green.Listen Now Segment 2: How Autonomous Trucks Will Advance Work... Continue Reading

Episode 68: ELD Mandate | Rent or Buy

Tuesday, July 11, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Infrastructure AheadPeggy Smedley starts the show by exploring the latest news that just might transform infrastructure construction in... Continue Reading

This Indispensable Tool Is Changing Construction

Digital construction isn’t just a concept anymore. Construction companies—more than ever—are using new technologies for more efficiency, productivity, and cost control on projects.In the past few years, BIM (building information modeling... Continue Reading

Verifying Employee Credentials

Employers need to verify that workers are doing only jobs they’re trained for—and now new verification wristbands can help.Using a badge can be inconvenient or unfeasible at certain worksites. On jobs sometimes it's not safe to have a... Continue Reading

The Benefits of Self-Compacting Concrete

Self-compacting concrete (SSC) offers a number of benefits to the construction industry including greater safety and improved performance—and the market is changing and growing very rapidly, which will impact business.The global self... 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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