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Bitumen Changing the Game for Construction

Bitumen, in the recent years, has become an integral part of various applications in major industrial and road construction sectors. The mixture is made of highly sticky, black, and viscous organic liquids that are entirely soluble in... Continue Reading

Mini Excavator Market on the Move

In addition to the rising demand from the rental market, stringent environmental laws and regulations also play a prominent role in driving equipment changes in the construction industry. The government is taking severe measures to... Continue Reading

Machine Tools of the Future

Machine tools are useful to the construction industry, and they are changing at a rapid pace. The machine tools market in the U.S. will grow and evolve through 2021.A major driver for the market is an increased demand for fabricated... Continue Reading

All-in-One Mapping System

In real estate, one of the most common phrases is location, location, location. In the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry, it is often, information, information, information—and technology providers are working to... Continue Reading

More Power, More Safety During Demolition

Finding safer alternatives to handle tools is critical in the construction industry. Often, heavy vibrations can cause worker fatigue, which leads to injuries over time. Many companies are coming to market with new solutions that help... Continue Reading

BIM Can Improve Your Project

For the construction industry, lost time means lost profit—and thus many organizations are looking for any means possible to improve both. Enter BIM (building information modeling). This collaborative process changes how stakeholders... Continue Reading

Innovative Cement for Your Construction Project

One trend in the construction market is innovations in cement. Advances in technologies have led to improvements in the production volumes of cement manufacturers. The higher production volumes have also increased air pollution across... Continue Reading

Equipment Testing Goes to School

Kubota Tractor Corp., and the Texas A&M University System announced a strategic venture within its research and development program to test equipment performance in various applications within the Texas A&M University System on land and... Continue Reading

Construction Goes Digital

The ongoing digital revolution has the potential to disrupt the building and construction industry, bringing significant savings in time and cost, and perhaps superior quality as well, according to Lux Research.Technologies including... 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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