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Episode 70: GPS Tracking | Fleet of the Future

Tuesday, July 25, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Drone MarketPeggy Smedley talks about the future of drones and where the industry is trending.Listen Now Segment 2: Building a Connected... Continue Reading

Keeping Tabs on Your Jobsite with RFID

What if you could track workers, supplies, and tools at the construction jobsite using innovative, cutting-edge technology? Today’s systems are advancing at a rapid clip—offering new opportunities to save costs, heighten productivity... Continue Reading

Smart Infrastructure Takes Center Stage

Smart cities and infrastructure have significantly changed over time, and various disciplines such as building automation for facility and emergency response management, building energy optimization, parking management, and in-building... Continue Reading

Unmanned Aerial Systems Are Taking Off

Civil unmanned aerial systems (UAS) promise to be one of the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade—and it is going to change how work is done at your construction jobsite.This is according to Teal in its... Continue Reading

Why You Need Telematics for Fleet Management

Monitoring the health of a machine has evolved since technology was first introduced. Machine monitoring with telematics is the one technology that is gaining traction in many industries including construction. As fleets become connected... Continue Reading

Elevator Modernization Market Going Up

Will elevators soon become smarter? A new report from Research and Markets looks at the elevators modernization market—and predicts trends for the future.The global elevators modernization market is poised to reach approximately $13.92... Continue Reading

Survey Shows Support for Infrastructure Investment

A new survey of infrastructure executives by CG/LA Infrastructure showed support for long-term infrastructure investment, highlighting key issues of vision, public leadership, and a project-focused approach to the success of a long-term... Continue Reading

Automated Mapping Solutions

In an increasingly digital world, construction and land surveying professionals are becoming more comfortable with using fully automated solutions that are delivered as field analytics reports. Aerial photogrammetry solutions are... Continue Reading

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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

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

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