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Apps Power Jobsite

For the construction industry, apps can help improve productivity. The challenge is wading through all the available apps to determine the best for the job.One new example comes from GenieBelt. This iteration improves the versatility of... Continue Reading

Excavators Go Hybrid

Excavators are continuing to evolve for the construction industry, offering new ways to improve performance at the jobsite.As one example, Komatsu America Corp., introduced the HB365LC-3 hybrid excavator. It features improved hybrid and... Continue Reading

Customize Equipment

For construction companies, some of the biggest innovations on the construction jobsite come preinstalled on equipment—but can be customized for each construction company.Case in point: the new Giotto and Leonardo customizable... Continue Reading

Crane Camera Eyes 3D Mapping and BIM

Hardware and software continue to advance for the construction jobsite—and now two companies are working together to transform how work is done in the field.A new crane-based mapping solution is being launched. Called the Crane... Continue Reading

What's Next for the Construction Jobsite?

The construction jobsite is evolving, with the help of technology—but there is still more coming. Now, it is time to peek behind the curtains to see what is coming—and what your construction company needs to know about... Continue Reading

Truck Tracking Device Moves Earth

The IoT (Internet of Things) is set to change how the construction industry does business in the future, enabling access to data that can help improve business operations.As one example, Identified Technologies announced Truck IQ, which... Continue Reading

Capturing Topographic Data

A new union has been announced that will enable contractors to use a fully integrated industrial drone platform to capture topographic data. This will offer a workflow to site development and road building for contractors from project... Continue Reading

AEC Market Growth Due to BIM, CAD

Construction of a building requires efficient collaboration and information sharing between project members. Traditionally, this was done with paper drawings and documents, but new requirements such as 2D or 3D CAD (computer-aided design... Continue Reading

Augmented Reality More Visible

AR (augmented reality) technology is used to blend digital content into the physical world. Computer-generated images of an individual's surroundings, along with relevant information are displayed in a user's field of vision.The... 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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