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Concrete Cooling Solutions

The driving factor for the concrete cooling market is the demand from the Middle East regions and regions with high temperatures. Infrastructure projects that require mass concrete supply are also a factor for this market. Concrete... Continue Reading

Building’s Backbone Is Getting Stronger

The recovery of the construction industry in developed markets of the U.S., Germany, and U.K. is expected to foster growth for the global structural steel market. An increasing awareness among end-users due to advantages such as design... Continue Reading

How to Grow with the AAC Market

The AAC (global autoclaved aerated concrete) market is driven by a number of factors. The increased emphasis on green buildings, the use of recycled material for AAC production, and the superior characteristics of AAC, in comparison to... Continue Reading

Energy-Efficient HVAC Growth

The growing need for energy-efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, increasing construction activities, and augmenting demand for integration of modern technology in control systems and equipment are few of... Continue Reading

Drone Regulations: Everything You Need to Know

When working on a construction jobsite, contractors need to follow regulations and laws created to keep everyone safe.From adjusting weight limits on lifts to limiting emissions on equipment, regulations are focusing on the future. One... Continue Reading

Reducing Construction Fatalities

Out of 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2015, 937 or 21.4% were in construction. That is, one in five worker deaths that year were in construction.The leading causes of private sector worker deaths, excluding... Continue Reading

Demand for Efficient Heating Equipment

Growing demand for energy-efficient heating equipment and favorable government initiatives is projected to change heating equipment.For contractors serving this market, advances will change how projects are done. The U.S. heating... Continue Reading

Increasing Demand for Smart-City Solutions

All across the globe, smart cities are emerging, creating new opportunities for both government and citizens. The challenge is building these connected municipalities—which will require construction companies to partner up with tech... Continue Reading

IoT Market on the Rise

The construction jobsite is becoming more connected—thanks in part to the advent of the IoT (Internet of Things). Do you know how the IoT is going to impact your jobsite? The implications of the technology might extend a little bit... 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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