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Smart Highways: Reinventing the Road Ahead

Smart highways aim to integrate technology to make roads safer, smarter and more energy efficient. With these benefits in mind, it's no surprise that many countries are ready to invest in smarter roads for tomorrow. In fact, the global... Continue Reading

How BIM Speeds Up Construction

Technology for building information modeling (BIM), takeoff, and estimating is changing the way the construction industry does business.The amount of estimating-related information included in a model can vary greatly. As a result... Continue Reading

How AR Is Evolving?

After struggling for a number of years to find its place, AR (augmented reality) is now in a period of strong innovation and market development, with a proliferation of use cases across consumer and enterprise markets alike.According to... Continue Reading

Construction Chemicals: What You Need to Know

In developed markets, stringent environmental regulations are creating a vast market for acrylic water-based adhesive technologies that result in low or zero volatile organic compound emissions. With this influx, contractors and... Continue Reading

The US Infrastructure Advantage

The United States once had an infrastructure system that was the envy of the world, but now a new report makes the case for how to move infrastructure forward—and this will impact how construction companies build these projects in the... Continue Reading

When Should You Use Polymer Concrete?

As compared to conventional concrete products, polymer concrete products have been shown to display a superior compressive strength as well as impact strength. Polymer concrete is capable of enduring high-frequency vibrations and can be... Continue Reading

Protecting Your Infrastructure Investments

The waterproofing membranes market is growing at a rapid pace. This growth is attributed to the growing building and construction industry in regions such as: Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America. These areas are... Continue Reading

Roofing Trends to Watch

The global roofing market could witness an increased focus in emerging economies. Development of technologies such as photovoltaic roofing systems used for roofing materials could also offer opportunities to make progress in the market... 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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