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Construction Goes Digital

The ongoing digital revolution has the potential to disrupt the building and construction industry, bringing significant savings in time and cost, and perhaps superior quality as well, according to Lux Research.Technologies including... Continue Reading

3D Machine Guidance for Every Single Machine

By Randy Noland, vice president of sales and marketing, Hemisphere GNSSThe benefits of 3D positioning and guidance are well documented yet adoption remains mostly in its infancy. This is especially true when considering all of the... Continue Reading

Going Green to Save the Green

Green buildings are being considered as the modern day architectural marvels because of their potential to protect environment and transforming real estate market substantially—and this trend can be seen across the globe.India's National... Continue Reading

Water Utilities in Need of Repair

The urgent need for repairs to the massive, century-old water and wastewater networks in North America is drawing huge investments to distribution and collection networks. Climate changes, water availability, and extreme weather are... Continue Reading

Preventing Falls at Your Jobsite

Falls from heights continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 364 fatalities recorded in 2015, according to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics). To remind and educate employers in the... Continue Reading

New Energy Saving Devices to Reduce Expenses

For the construction community, energy efficiency is often a big priority on projects. Today, more owners want projects to be smarter, more affordable, and more efficient.This trend is driving the use of new energy saving devices to... Continue Reading

A Global Perspective on Construction

Keeping an eye on global trends is a good predicator of how construction businesses will operate in the months ahead, helping executives learn how best to leverage technology in the future.One new report looks at the AEC (architecture... Continue Reading

A Map for the Future

Drones have the potential to capture more high-resolution data than any other technology, but drones are being under-utilized because of the cost barriers around processing, analytics, and storage.The good news is many of the drone... Continue Reading

Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring

Safety is critical—and there are a unique set of tools to help meet safety mandates. Case in point: geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring.The rising number of infrastructure projects across the globe is driving the market, as... Continue Reading

Exploring New Tunneling Technology

The global tunneling and rock drilling equipment market will grow in the next four years—driven largely in part to technological advances.More underground tunnel construction technologies enable easy access to construction in any terrain... 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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