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High Tech Is Here, Transforming Jobsite

Smartphones, drones, and 3D printing are changing rapidly, with advancements occurring all the time. And these are just a few examples of news technologies that are transforming the construction jobsite. New technology that once was met... Continue Reading

Industrial IoT Surges

The IoT (Internet of Things) will impact the construction industry in myriad ways—from the way work is done at the jobsite to the very fabric of how structures are built. And the market is predicted to grow substantially.According... Continue Reading

Are You Ready for AI?

The driverless cars will hit the road by 2020, and autonomous haulage trucks have been serving in the mining field since 2008. GPS (global positioning system) or laser-based automatic grading systems have been well embraced in the... Continue Reading

MEP Finds its Flow

The MEP (mechanical, engineering, and plumbing) services market in North America, due to its high market maturity and end-user awareness, will exhibit stable growth during the next few years.In fact, the MEP services market in North... Continue Reading

Innovation Leads to Safer Jobsites

As construction equipment continues to evolve, so too do the tools and accessories for the market. For instance, a tiltrotator is an excavator's wrist. It allows the bucket to tilt and rotate. But it can also poise some safety concerns... Continue Reading

Loaders Drive Precision

Technology on construction equipment continues to advance, making work at the jobsite more precise, which is needed to improve productivity on the jobsite. One new backhoe loader, for instance, can be driven better on slippery surfaces... Continue Reading

Digging Up a New Model

Construction equipment continues to advance, and is more often equipped with high-tech hydraulics systems. For construction professionals, this is essential to ensuring productivity on the construction jobsite.One example comes from John... Continue Reading

Demand for Cement Expands

Cement represents a vital commodity for fast-growing economies. It is widely used in the production of concrete, which is a key building material for mass construction projects such as civil works, residences, and industrial estates... Continue Reading

Exoskeleton Technology and the Construction Market

In our research, there are three major challenges that construction and industrial companies struggle with and are asking for solutions. They are safety, productivity, and an aging workforce.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics... 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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