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Ease Design with BIM Software

The BIM (building information modeling) market is expanding at a rapid pace. There is enhanced communication and coordination through the asset lifecycle management process that is useful to construction professionals. Government... Continue Reading

Are Your Materials Getting Smarter?

An increase in the adoption of energy-saving glass with new infrastructural and construction projects in the developed and developing regions is coming.The Construction Glass Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, says this... Continue Reading

Managing Lifecycle Infrastructure Development

As infrastructure investments ramp up around the world, completing large projects and programs better, quicker, faster, and cost effectively is key. There are many different methods for accomplishing this.For example, CH2M has developed... Continue Reading

Smartphones Guide Your Project

Smartphones are not only an admission to information; they are also becoming business enablers for the construction industry. They drive up efficiency and open up new opportunities in the construction ecosystem with a spurt in the growth... Continue Reading

Sensors, Safety, and Your Construction Jobsite

For construction professionals, safety is critical. Companies are continuing to look for new ways to improve safety out at the jobsite. But for many, the solution might already be embedded in equipment.For example, sensors in cranes can... Continue Reading

Construction Dumpers Meet Emission Standards

Last August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new guidelines for emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, such as construction dumpers, to reduce carbon pollution... Continue Reading

Episode 64: Safety Technology | Safety Culture

Tuesday, June 6, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Safety StatisticsPeggy Smedley looks at some startling statistics related to safety in construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Challenges... Continue Reading

Equipment Finance Confidence Eases

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation released the May 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and... Continue Reading

Got Mold, Got Problems

Buildings should not be designed in silos. Despite advances in technical understanding and higher standards for building performance, like building envelope air tightness, the design task for the building envelope is still being... Continue Reading

The Future Is Safety

Time and time again, everyone involved in commercial and industrial products will hear the phase “Safety First.” To some, it’s just a simple line thrown around because “that’s what you’re supposed to say.” To others, safety drives... 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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