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How Wheeled Excavators Are Evolving

Are your excavators smart? Can they sense loads? Can they automatically lower engine speeds automatically? Now, new equipment is emerging that is going to change how work is done at the jobsite.As one example, Caterpillar has the M315F... Continue Reading

Capitalize on Solar

Solar is transforming how structures consume energy—and, as such, it is changing how buildings are built, and offers a big opportunity for the construction community.The global solar energy industry is expected to reach $422 billion by... Continue Reading

BIM Matures

BIM (building information modeling) is creating construction jobs in Australia, New Zealand, and India, according to a new report from ReportBuyer.The BIM market is expected to experience high growth in the coming decade due to factors... Continue Reading

Shine Light on Your Emergency Exits

As a construction project moves forward and the structure goes up, more and more workers are on the jobsite. Once there are walls and floors and stories, getting out can get tricky. Once electricians, plumbers, and HVAC (heating... Continue Reading

Where Transportation Infrastructure Is Trending

Transportation infrastructure connects individuals to jobs, health services, and education. The transportation infrastructure also facilitates the supply of goods and services around the globe.A new report forecasts the market will grow,... Continue Reading

Choosing the Right Tires for Your Fleet is Critical

By Johni Francis, global OTR product manager, Titan InternationalThere has been a great deal of tire innovations in the last decade—in tread styles, in compounding, and in tire construction—however, many of these innovations were created... Continue Reading

Factors Driving the LiDAR Market

The jobsite is becoming smarter due to a number of factors. One contributing technology is LiDAR—and it is expected to grow 25.8 percent between 2017 and 2022.The major factors driving the LiDAR market are a rise in encouragement from... Continue Reading

The HVAC of the Future

HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems are meant to give comfort—and a new report is pointing to a continued growth and evolution in this market.New research shows the global HVAC services market will grow by about... Continue Reading

Gaining Insight into Your Project

Data is essential on construction projects to enable greater efficiency on a job—and more often contractors are harnessing the power of apps to collect and disseminate data on a project.One new example comes from the Raken App, which has... 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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