Construction Trends and Technologies
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Safety Solutions for Your Fleet

On-board diagnostics (OBD) systems are in most cars and light trucks on the road today. Through the years, they have become more sophisticated. OBDII, a new standard introduced in the mid-1990s, provides almost complete engine control... Continue Reading

Smart Glasses Offer Opportunity

Wearable technology on the jobsite has opened up new opportunities for contractors to do their work. Smart glasses are one example of a wearable that serves multiple purposes. With the ability to have augmented reality (AR) and virtual... Continue Reading

How to Go Paperless on the Jobsite

Going paperless at the jobsite is getting easier with new technology. Recently, Balfour Beatty US has gone that route with some construction software.Balfour Beatty US selected Egnyte Connect as its company-wide content collaboration... Continue Reading

A Greener Project Lifecycle

Buildings built using green technologies are resource-efficient across the lifecycle of the building. This includes design, operation, renovation and maintenance, and demolition. Although a green building encounters higher costs during... Continue Reading

Top Five Hottest Tech at the Jobsite

The construction business is changing. More and more jobsites are being outfitted with technology solutions that increase productivity, safety, and collaboration. However, where should your construction company focus its attention? What... Continue Reading

How to Keep Track of Training on the Go

Being able to check a contractor’s qualification and training history on the jobsite and make sure they have proper additional training can be tricky. Cloud-based systems can track employee training, which allows companies to track... Continue Reading

Improving Collaboration on Your Projects

Collaboration in the construction industry is essential as more construction projects have become increasing complex with many different organizations working together throughout the project lifecycle, from planning, designing, and... Continue Reading

Top 15 Tips for Flying a Drone

The use of drones in construction is on the rise. They can be used in many applications, from survey mapping to job monitoring. As construction companies decide to implement this technology, figuring out how to use a drone takes time... Continue Reading

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Top Three: Electric Drives the Future

Electric drives are becoming more common and could prove useful in construction equipment on the jobsite. Electric drives allow contractors to get real-time information on the performance of their key equipment.As a result of their... Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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