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Sustainability Drives Asphalt Additives

The global asphalt additives market is on the rise backed by increasing environmental concerns and the need to maintain asphalt pavements for sustainable development. Inclusion of asphalt additives not only increases the performance of... Continue Reading

LED Lights up the Middle East

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and electricity demand through 2025, with clearly established targets in place. One of the easiest demand-side measures that can achieve this goal is to... Continue Reading

Protecting Your Lone Worker

Safety and protecting workers is key in any segment of the construction industry—but this especially true in remote locations and those who are doing minor repair work alone. Protecting these workers will be essential, and there is... Continue Reading

Infrastructure Intensifies

These days, everyone is talking infrastructure—but where do the opportunities really lie for contractors working in this space? The answer just might help gain more work.The global infrastructure market totaled $3.1 trillion in 2016, and... Continue Reading

Are You Set for New MEWP Standards?

Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards in North America are coming within the next year, and one of the more significant equipment changes is the addition of platform load sensing technology.MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms... Continue Reading

IoT Improves Infrastructure Effectiveness

The IoT (Internet of Things) is anticipated to make a substantial impact on physical infrastructure, cities, and buildings. Improving the operational effectiveness and efficiency, safeguarding assets, and establishing new value-added... Continue Reading

Smart Meters Counting on Efficiency

Factors such as government policies and mandates in developed economies and accurate billing and improved customer service are driving the use of smart meters. High installation costs are a restraint for the market.The smart meters... Continue Reading

New Bucket Options for Wheel Drive Loaders

For construction companies, equipment is still one of the most used and valuable tools on the construction jobsite, which is why enhancements to the machinery is critical to improving business operations.Many manufacturing companies... 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

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

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

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

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

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