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Invest in Wearables for Increased Worker Safety

The latest trend gaining momentum in the protective work wear market is the arrival of wearable technology. There has been an increase in the adoption rate of the wearable technology in the construction industry.This technology is... Continue Reading

Hybrid Handlers Lift the Aerial Market

One trend in the construction industry today is the increased adoption of hybrid telehandlers. Challenges with the availability of fossil fuels have prompted new technologies such as hybrid telehandlers and electric telehandlers. The... Continue Reading

Leveraging Data to Boost Worker Productivity

By Guy Skillett, director of construction innovation, RhumbixTelematics is relatively well known as a concept, especially in the context of construction equipment, but what can it mean when applied to construction labor?Telematics... Continue Reading

Smarter Scanning for Your Construction Jobsite

For too long, the vertical dimension of a jobsite has been difficult to capture: the flight path was too complex to perform autonomously, which limited a drone's ability to collect accurate data for 3D modeling.3DR, makers of Site Scan... Continue Reading

Safety Pushes Automation Initiative

Growing government initiatives, an increasing construction market, and rising demand for next-generation electronic security and lighting control systems are some of the key factors that have resulted in the overall growth of building... Continue Reading

Global Construction Industry Growth

A recent report by Research and Markets provides a detailed analysis of the prospects for the global construction industry up to 2021. The pace of expansion in the global construction industry steadied in 2016, standing at 2.4 percent... Continue Reading

Construction Is Up, Workers Are Down

Currently, there is a craft labor shortage, but those that make up the union construction and maintenance industry are more optimistic about growth opportunities in 2017 and beyond, compared to last year. Some union crafts face greater... Continue Reading

How BIM Is Shaping Infrastructure Projects

Commitment to BIM (building information modeling) is skyrocketing among firms who use it, with 52 percent now reporting they deploy it on more than half their projects, versus only 20 percent of them implementing it at that high level... Continue Reading

Trends Driving the Construction Lift Market

The construction lift is critical on many jobsites, and today the market is continuing to change, as new trends and technologies emerge for the market.Though hoists have been overwhelmingly manufactured in Europe and the U.S., China is... 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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