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Compacting Equipment Evolves

Just about every construction jobsite has one. So it was no surprise to hear that a compactor, a machine or mechanism used to reduce the thickness of materials such as soil, aggregates, or concrete by filling the air voids present in the... Continue Reading

Building in Building Automation

More corporate owners want building automation for myriad reasons—greater control, improve energy efficiency, heightened safety and security, and more. Now it is a matter of determining how to incorporate these systems into new projects... Continue Reading

Data Center Construction Set to Grow

The general construction sector occupies a majority 43% of the global data center construction market. This sector encompasses the design and construction of a well-secured facility, in addition to installing the setup, flooring... Continue Reading

Energy Efficient Building Goes High Tech

The landscape for energy-efficient building technologies may be changing more rapidly today than it has at any point in its history. New market trends such as digitization, service offerings, the IoT (Internet of Things), and the... Continue Reading

Next-Gen Tech: Safety Considerations

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities.Raising awareness about safety is critical too—especially considering the... Continue Reading

Electric Fleet Solutions for Your Jobsite

Pure electric is a legal requirement indoors. Outdoors, fuel savings and better performance attracts—and now vehicles are evolving, as both hybrid and electric are on the rise.Electric vehicles for construction, mining, and agriculture... Continue Reading

Linking Smart Devices to Construction Equipment

Technology development in the construction market is evolving quickly and the benefits that it can bring to the user of the equipment are extensive. The latest developments aim at providing users with visual information in the form of... Continue Reading

Gain Versatility from Compact Cranes

While most cranes are traditionally perched high in the sky on top of newly constructed buildings or those being renovated, there is a need for more compact cranes down on earth—and these powerful pieces of equipment continue to advance... 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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