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New Bucket Options for Wheel Drive Loaders

For construction companies, equipment is still one of the most used and valuable tools on the construction jobsite, which is why enhancements to the machinery is critical to improving business operations.Many manufacturing companies... Continue Reading

Bitumen Changing the Game for Construction

Bitumen, in the recent years, has become an integral part of various applications in major industrial and road construction sectors. The mixture is made of highly sticky, black, and viscous organic liquids that are entirely soluble in... Continue Reading

Mini Excavator Market on the Move

In addition to the rising demand from the rental market, stringent environmental laws and regulations also play a prominent role in driving equipment changes in the construction industry. The government is taking severe measures to... Continue Reading

Machine Tools of the Future

Machine tools are useful to the construction industry, and they are changing at a rapid pace. The machine tools market in the U.S. will grow and evolve through 2021.A major driver for the market is an increased demand for fabricated... Continue Reading

All-in-One Mapping System

In real estate, one of the most common phrases is location, location, location. In the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry, it is often, information, information, information—and technology providers are working to... Continue Reading

More Power, More Safety During Demolition

Finding safer alternatives to handle tools is critical in the construction industry. Often, heavy vibrations can cause worker fatigue, which leads to injuries over time. Many companies are coming to market with new solutions that help... Continue Reading

BIM Can Improve Your Project

For the construction industry, lost time means lost profit—and thus many organizations are looking for any means possible to improve both. Enter BIM (building information modeling). This collaborative process changes how stakeholders... Continue Reading

Innovative Cement for Your Construction Project

One trend in the construction market is innovations in cement. Advances in technologies have led to improvements in the production volumes of cement manufacturers. The higher production volumes have also increased air pollution across... Continue Reading

Equipment Testing Goes to School

Kubota Tractor Corp., and the Texas A&M University System announced a strategic venture within its research and development program to test equipment performance in various applications within the Texas A&M University System on land and... 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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