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Visualization and 3D Rendering Software Advances

By enabling quick visualization and animation development, 3D rendering software helps accelerate the overall process of image processing, and designing. The process eliminates the need for any additional sophisticated modeling models... Continue Reading

IoT-Enabled Buildings Improve Worker Productivity

According to CEB Global, a typical employee spends 27 hours a year looking for a location to work, which can cost the average company $31 million in productivity annually. The Internet of Things (IoT) can improve productivity in office... Continue Reading

How AI Makes Buildings Smarter

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to redefine how technology automates equipment operations and enhances the occupant experience in commercial buildings. The business of owning and managing commercial facilities has been... Continue Reading

Episode 69: Autonomous Trucks | Equipment Uptime

Tuesday, July 18, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Green FleetsPeggy Smedley talks about new ways that fleets are going green.Listen Now Segment 2: How Autonomous Trucks Will Advance Work... Continue Reading

Episode 68: ELD Mandate | Rent or Buy

Tuesday, July 11, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Infrastructure AheadPeggy Smedley starts the show by exploring the latest news that just might transform infrastructure construction in... Continue Reading

This Indispensable Tool Is Changing Construction

Digital construction isn’t just a concept anymore. Construction companies—more than ever—are using new technologies for more efficiency, productivity, and cost control on projects.In the past few years, BIM (building information modeling... Continue Reading

Verifying Employee Credentials

Employers need to verify that workers are doing only jobs they’re trained for—and now new verification wristbands can help.Using a badge can be inconvenient or unfeasible at certain worksites. On jobs sometimes it's not safe to have a... Continue Reading

The Benefits of Self-Compacting Concrete

Self-compacting concrete (SSC) offers a number of benefits to the construction industry including greater safety and improved performance—and the market is changing and growing very rapidly, which will impact business.The global self... Continue Reading

Airport Construction Is Taking Off

Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center (CIC) is currently tracking airport construction projects in the Americas with a total value of $135.9 billion, comprising projects from the announced to execution stages. Contractors who keep... 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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