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Sensors, Safety, and Your Construction Jobsite

For construction professionals, safety is critical. Companies are continuing to look for new ways to improve safety out at the jobsite. But for many, the solution might already be embedded in equipment.For example, sensors in cranes can... Continue Reading

Construction Dumpers Meet Emission Standards

Last August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new guidelines for emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, such as construction dumpers, to reduce carbon pollution... Continue Reading

Episode 64: Safety Technology | Safety Culture

Tuesday, June 6, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Safety StatisticsPeggy Smedley looks at some startling statistics related to safety in construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Challenges... Continue Reading

Equipment Finance Confidence Eases

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation released the May 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and... Continue Reading

Got Mold, Got Problems

Buildings should not be designed in silos. Despite advances in technical understanding and higher standards for building performance, like building envelope air tightness, the design task for the building envelope is still being... Continue Reading

The Future Is Safety

Time and time again, everyone involved in commercial and industrial products will hear the phase “Safety First.” To some, it’s just a simple line thrown around because “that’s what you’re supposed to say.” To others, safety drives... Continue Reading

Concrete Cooling Solutions

The driving factor for the concrete cooling market is the demand from the Middle East regions and regions with high temperatures. Infrastructure projects that require mass concrete supply are also a factor for this market. Concrete... Continue Reading

Building’s Backbone Is Getting Stronger

The recovery of the construction industry in developed markets of the U.S., Germany, and U.K. is expected to foster growth for the global structural steel market. An increasing awareness among end-users due to advantages such as design... Continue Reading

How to Grow with the AAC Market

The AAC (global autoclaved aerated concrete) market is driven by a number of factors. The increased emphasis on green buildings, the use of recycled material for AAC production, and the superior characteristics of AAC, in comparison to... Continue Reading

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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

Technologies to Advance Bridge Construction

Bridges are one of the oldest transportation systems around. That means that most bridges are also in need of repairs or need to be replaced. Approximately one-fourth of the nation's 600,000 bridges require rehabilitation, repair, or... 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

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

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