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3D Machine Guidance for Every Single Machine

By Randy Noland, vice president of sales and marketing, Hemisphere GNSSThe benefits of 3D positioning and guidance are well documented yet adoption remains mostly in its infancy. This is especially true when considering all of the... Continue Reading

Going Green to Save the Green

Green buildings are being considered as the modern day architectural marvels because of their potential to protect environment and transforming real estate market substantially—and this trend can be seen across the globe.India's National... Continue Reading

Water Utilities in Need of Repair

The urgent need for repairs to the massive, century-old water and wastewater networks in North America is drawing huge investments to distribution and collection networks. Climate changes, water availability, and extreme weather are... Continue Reading

Preventing Falls at Your Jobsite

Falls from heights continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 364 fatalities recorded in 2015, according to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics). To remind and educate employers in the... Continue Reading

New Energy Saving Devices to Reduce Expenses

For the construction community, energy efficiency is often a big priority on projects. Today, more owners want projects to be smarter, more affordable, and more efficient.This trend is driving the use of new energy saving devices to... Continue Reading

A Global Perspective on Construction

Keeping an eye on global trends is a good predicator of how construction businesses will operate in the months ahead, helping executives learn how best to leverage technology in the future.One new report looks at the AEC (architecture... Continue Reading

A Map for the Future

Drones have the potential to capture more high-resolution data than any other technology, but drones are being under-utilized because of the cost barriers around processing, analytics, and storage.The good news is many of the drone... Continue Reading

Geotechnical Instrumentation and Monitoring

Safety is critical—and there are a unique set of tools to help meet safety mandates. Case in point: geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring.The rising number of infrastructure projects across the globe is driving the market, as... Continue Reading

Exploring New Tunneling Technology

The global tunneling and rock drilling equipment market will grow in the next four years—driven largely in part to technological advances.More underground tunnel construction technologies enable easy access to construction in any terrain... Continue Reading

Take a VR Tour of Your Jobsite

VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and even now MR (mixed reality) is becoming more common in the construction industry, as it offers a new way to visualize projects.However, the tech doesn’t have to be leveraged on... 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

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

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

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

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

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