Construction Trends and Technologies
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Moving Models through the Lifecycle

The key driving factors for the BIM (building information modeling) market are:Optimized project performance and increased productivityEnhanced communication and coordination throughout the asset life cycle management processGovernment... Continue Reading

Infrastructure Up, Opportunities Abound

The global infrastructure market totaled $3.1 trillion in 2016. Growth is estimated to top $4.2 trillion in 2020 and that is expected to reach six percent on an annual basis until 2020. In 2016, developing economies accounted for 62... Continue Reading

Add Intelligence to Tools and Equipment

The jobsite has seen many changes in the way workers communicate or retrieve information. Gone are the days where workers would have to track one another down on large sites to share messy notes shared via pen and paper.As construction... Continue Reading

Demolition Machine Improves Your Jobsite

Construction professionals are constantly on the hunt for new ways to improve safety and productivity at the jobsite. This is where remote-controlled demolition robots enter the equation.Consider the example of Brokk. The company... Continue Reading

Qatar Rentals Rise

Increasing infrastructure development, upcoming mega sports events, and the anticipated stabilization of crude oil prices are expected to drive Qatar construction equipment rental market between 2017 and 2022.Construction equipment is... Continue Reading

How Hybrid Infrastructure Services Are Shifting

Construction companies need to be aware of how cloud and industrialized services are shifting toward hybrid infrastructure, as this will impact how business is performed both in the office and at the jobsite in the future.According to a... Continue Reading

Fall Protection Takes Off

Protecting from falls is a top priority in any industry—and the market for fall protection continues to grow, according to one analyst firm.According to Frost & Sullivan, there is growth in the Western Europe fall-protection market, due... 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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