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Loaders Get an Upgrade

Technology in the cab continues to advance, giving operators a whole new way to maneuver machines, which enables greater productivity on the construction jobsite. One new example of this is the Cat 986K.The wheel loader features Cat STIC... Continue Reading

On a “Roll” with New Drums

Construction equipment continues to advance, offering greater operating efficiency and maintenance. Such is the case with drum rollers, which are also receiving EPA Tier 4 emissions compliance.One new roller is the Sakai SW754. This has... Continue Reading

Safety and Manholes

For construction professionals who need to access manholes for projects or inspections, technology can help make the job a little bit safer.For example, a manhole zoom camera can assist with inspections. One such camera is by Fiberscope... Continue Reading

Episode 59: Smart Equipment | Workforce Telematics

Tuesday, May 2, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Equipment MarketsHosts Peggy Smedley talks about how equipment is becoming more intelligent.Listen Now Segment 2: Smart Equipment Wayne... Continue Reading

Galvanized Steel Tubes Market Flows in India

The galvanized steel tubes market in India is witnessing considerable growth in the process industries. The increase in the number of investments is boosting the industrial growth of the country, which is likely to drive the market.The... Continue Reading

Data Drives Field Service

The key to any aerial rental business’s success is keeping equipment ready to work. A new app will help service technicians keep their equipment up and running.The Genie Tech Sight application uses the Genie Technical Services and... Continue Reading

How to Listen to a Podcast

Whether you are on the job or in the office, podcasts can help construction companies get access to the latest information on how technologies are advancing. A podcast is an audio show, much like a radio show, that you can get on the... Continue Reading

Tech Drives Safety at Jobsite

Safety is of the utmost importance at the construction jobsite—and now new technology solutions are enabling workers to take a new approach to safety.One example comes from HoistCam, which produces wireless camera systems that provide an... Continue Reading

Glass Market Growth Transparent

The growth in the global construction market, technological advancement in glass, and need for energy savings are the major factors driving the expansion of the global construction glass sector. The increasing middle-class population... 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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