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Market Drivers for HVAC Chillers

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) chillers help in cooling commercial establishments. They use either a vapor compression or absorption cycle. Absorption, reciprocating, screw, scroll, and centrifugal are the different... Continue Reading

Protecting Your Eyes on the Job

Introduction of regulations and derivatives concerning worker safety is one of the major drivers fueling growth of the global protective eyewear market. A rise in the number of accidents at workplaces is increasing the demand of personal... Continue Reading

The AHU Market Expands

The AHU (air handling unit) industry is largely supported by the rising HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air condition) industry worldwide. AHU form an important component of the overall air conditioning system.With the further rising... Continue Reading

Trends in Construction Technology

Digitalization has the potential to immensely change the construction industry as contractors look for ways to increase productivity and meet tight construction timelines. Beginning this journey can be challenging, but a good place to... Continue Reading

Bridge Market Rises Up

The FRP (fiber reinforced plastic or polymers) materials bridge market will grow during the next four years. The increasing demand for FRP materials to enhance the strength and stiffness of structural parts of FRP bridges, such as decks,... Continue Reading

Ready-Mix on the Rise

Ready-mix concrete is manufactured in a factory or a plant and then delivered to the construction site through a truck equipped with transit mixers. The nonresidential sector creates a higher demand for the ready-mix cement, generating... Continue Reading

Shaping Future Buildings with Silicone

Materials used in the construction of buildings, road, bridges, and other structures are changing and advancing, right along with the tools and equipment used on the jobsite. As one example, silicones are changing structures and will... Continue Reading

Multi-Rotor Drone Flying High

The multi-rotor drone market is experiencing an advanced rate of growth due to the increasing demand in commercial and civil applications. Also, a new range of programs are being carried out to develop latest drone technologies... Continue Reading

Hydraulic Accumulators Move Forward

Hydraulic accumulators are used in excavators, loaders, earth movers, graders, dozers, dumpers, cranes, forklifts, and bulldozers. Much of the equipment is heavy industry application-based and their use involves harsh terrain in... 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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