Construction Trends and Technologies
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Take a VR Tour of Your Jobsite

VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and even now MR (mixed reality) is becoming more common in the construction industry, as it offers a new way to visualize projects.However, the tech doesn’t have to be leveraged on... Continue Reading

Constructing the Highway of the Future

Smart cars, self driving cars, and flying cars are all part of the future of transportation. As these evolve, so too will the highways.There is a push to digitize highway construction and repair for smoother and faster project completion... Continue Reading

Smarter Structural Health Monitoring

The rapidly aging infrastructure in North America and Europe is expected to drive the structural health monitoring market. Structural health monitoring solutions improve the performance of the structures such as commercial and... Continue Reading

Tech for Truck-Mounted Cranes

Construction equipment continues to evolve, and as the equipment changes, construction professionals will need to identify how it will impact their business.For instance, Technavio’s report predicts that the global truck-mounted crane... Continue Reading

Designing and Building "Solar Ready"

Solar installed on Solar Ready buildings maximizes financial returns and can cover 100% of energy needs including electric loads, vehicle charging, heating, and cooling of the entire building. Solar is the fastest growing new energy... Continue Reading

Rental Set for Strong Growth

The new five-year forecast for equipment rental industry revenues released by the American Rental Association (ARA) continues to call for steady gains, and expectations for growth are greater than in the previous forecast.The issues... Continue Reading

Construction Equipment Around the Globe

The needs of construction equipment vary from market to market, and watching the trends happening across the globe are critical to driving new innovation forward.For instance, the market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region was... Continue Reading

How the Asphalt Market Is Shaping Up

The latest trend in the global asphalt market is modern pavement technologies. New technologies for paving highways and bridges are being introduced, where asphalt might find greater usage. The demand for porous asphalt is expected to... 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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