Construction Trends and Technologies
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Are Your Materials Getting Smarter?

An increase in the adoption of energy-saving glass with new infrastructural and construction projects in the developed and developing regions is coming.The Construction Glass Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, says this... Continue Reading

Managing Lifecycle Infrastructure Development

As infrastructure investments ramp up around the world, completing large projects and programs better, quicker, faster, and cost effectively is key. There are many different methods for accomplishing this.For example, CH2M has developed... Continue Reading

Smartphones Guide Your Project

Smartphones are not only an admission to information; they are also becoming business enablers for the construction industry. They drive up efficiency and open up new opportunities in the construction ecosystem with a spurt in the growth... Continue Reading

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

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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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