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Technologies to Advance Bridge Construction

Bridges are one of the oldest transportation systems around. That means that most bridges are also in need of repairs or need to be replaced. Approximately one-fourth of the nation's 600,000 bridges require rehabilitation, repair, or... Continue Reading

Sustainability Drives Asphalt Additives

The global asphalt additives market is on the rise backed by increasing environmental concerns and the need to maintain asphalt pavements for sustainable development. Inclusion of asphalt additives not only increases the performance of... Continue Reading

LED Lights up the Middle East

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and electricity demand through 2025, with clearly established targets in place. One of the easiest demand-side measures that can achieve this goal is to... Continue Reading

Protecting Your Lone Worker

Safety and protecting workers is key in any segment of the construction industry—but this especially true in remote locations and those who are doing minor repair work alone. Protecting these workers will be essential, and there is... Continue Reading

Infrastructure Intensifies

These days, everyone is talking infrastructure—but where do the opportunities really lie for contractors working in this space? The answer just might help gain more work.The global infrastructure market totaled $3.1 trillion in 2016, and... Continue Reading

Are You Set for New MEWP Standards?

Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards in North America are coming within the next year, and one of the more significant equipment changes is the addition of platform load sensing technology.MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms... Continue Reading

IoT Improves Infrastructure Effectiveness

The IoT (Internet of Things) is anticipated to make a substantial impact on physical infrastructure, cities, and buildings. Improving the operational effectiveness and efficiency, safeguarding assets, and establishing new value-added... Continue Reading

Smart Meters Counting on Efficiency

Factors such as government policies and mandates in developed economies and accurate billing and improved customer service are driving the use of smart meters. High installation costs are a restraint for the market.The smart meters... 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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