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Using Tech to Improve Safety on Construction Sites

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), reports out of 4,379 worker fatalities in the private industry in 2015, there were 937 or 21.4% in the construction industry alone. That means one in five worker deaths last year... Continue Reading

Diesel Engines of the Future

Construction equipment is becoming more connected and efficient—and now there are a few trends that are shifting the equipment into a new category.One trend in market is the rise of hybrids. Many hybrids promise up to 25% cost... Continue Reading

Integrating Technology & Personal Safety Equipment

Personal safety equipment at the jobsite can vary from person to person. Size, style, and functionality are factors that a contractor takes into consideration when choosing what to use.There are several market trends that are driving the... Continue Reading

Moving Your Company to the Cloud

Construction software companies are now transferring the archaic paper process for tracking extra work orders in the field into cloud-based applications.As one example, San Francisco-based company, PeerAssist is helping move construction... Continue Reading

HVAC Isn’t Cooling Off

With an increase in construction of commercial and residential buildings, the demand for HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment and services has been increasing. These HVAC systems are used to ventilate and filter... Continue Reading

Next-Generation Training Prepares New Operators

HDD (horizontal directional drilling) contractors are experiencing the same worker shortage being felt throughout many industrial markets, including the utility construction market. As the HDD industry continues to grow—strongly driven... Continue Reading

Top 3 Ways to Create a Safer Jobsite

Fall protection equipment is a type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that provides the wearer the safety to work from heights.Three factors contributing to the growth of the global fall protection market:1. Increasing on-site... Continue Reading

Durable Security Cameras for Hazardous Jobsites

Security cameras with motion detection and the ability to incorporate up to 64 GB of storage can provides operators in hazardous areas with crisp high-resolution images—which is essential on the construction jobsite.One new example comes... Continue Reading

Emerging Trends for HVAC Systems

The future of the Chinese HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) equipment market looks promising, with opportunities in the residential and commercial construction industries. Regulations in China will drive the energy... 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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