Construction Trends and Technologies
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Safer and Smarter Demolition

Demolition can be a dangerous and tedious job. There have been advancements in demolition equipment for the construction industry, namely demo robots that do the work. Now, new robot options are coming to market.As one example, Aquajet... Continue Reading

How to Win the Bid

With the amount of competition in the construction industry for projects, there are many challenges construction companies face when trying to win work.Procurement market intelligence firm SpendEdge recently examined the advantages and... Continue Reading

BIM Moves Forward

Construction companies have an arsenal of tools to improve operations both in the office and at the jobsite—and often it all starts at the very beginning, in the model.The BIM (building information modeling) process is changing how work... Continue Reading

Infrastructure that Heals Itself

Self-healing materials have the ability to repair damages on their own due to their mechanical friction and with the efflux of time. Post injury, the molecules of these materials re-adjust to replicate the original material. Initiation... Continue Reading

Recording Project Progress

Daily reports are a necessity on the jobsite and technology can help make it smoother and easier. Filling out forms directly from mobile devices means workers no longer have to waste time at the end of the day becoming paper-pushers.As... Continue Reading

How to Quickly Map Your Site

Technology innovations can happen in the blink of an eye. The drone industry has provided a lot of solutions for the construction industry. Being able to survey an area in a fraction of the time with more information is here.For instance... Continue Reading

Infrastructure Demand Drives Rebar Market

The need to modernize infrastructure is continuing and so too is the need for more advanced construction materials at the jobsite, take for instance, steel rebar.Increasing consumption of steel rebar in infrastructure, housing, and... Continue Reading

IoT for Intelligent Buildings

Internet-connected devices that collect and communicate data are changing the way the construction industry does business and the way that buildings are built.Today, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled intelligent building solutions are... Continue Reading

Saving Costs on Your Projects

According to the latest procurement intelligence report from Technavio, the global building materials market should be on the rise during the next five years due to strong global economic growth, increase in the commercial activities... Continue Reading

Smart Highways: Reinventing the Road Ahead

Smart highways aim to integrate technology to make roads safer, smarter and more energy efficient. With these benefits in mind, it's no surprise that many countries are ready to invest in smarter roads for tomorrow. In fact, the global... 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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