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The Evolution of GPS

It seems that almost everything today has some sort of “smarts” in it. There is the smartphone, smartwatch, smart vests, smart shoes, smart cars, smart homes, and more. One piece of tech that isn’t new, but is widely used is GPS (global... Continue Reading

Sustaining a Project

The demand for sustainability and efficiency associated with new construction is higher than ever, as monthly energy costs constitute a clear majority of total building lifecycle expenses. Sustainable construction practices promoting net... Continue Reading

Load-Sense Improves Boom Safety

Booms need to meet overload restriction guidelines and industry standards in North America, Europe, and Australia. Do yours comply? Many new booms are coming standard with new low-maintenance load-sense cell technology, which monitors... Continue Reading

Can Connected Pallets Deliver?

For the construction industry, connectivity is offering new ways to track materials, equipment, and labor—and it could have big implications for the construction jobsite.Case in point: connected pallets. A new report ranks connected... Continue Reading

Adding “Smarts” to Meters

The smart grid is here, and growing at a rapid clip. In fact, ABI Research forecasts smart-metering connections across the electricity, water, and gas markets will witness double-digit growth through 2022 with smart-water meter... Continue Reading

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

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Digging into the Excavator Market

Japan’s excavator market will get a boost from upcoming projects in the capital and surrounding area. The excavator market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of approximately 18 percent from 2017-2021, according... Continue Reading

Technologies to Advance Bridge Construction

Bridges are one of the oldest transportation systems around. That means that most bridges are also in need of repairs or need to be replaced. Approximately one-fourth of the nation's 600,000 bridges require rehabilitation, repair, or... Continue Reading

Episode 49: Tire Trends | Robotic Systems

TUESDAY, February 21, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Changes for AggregatesHost Peggy Smedley looks at how new technology is changing aggregates in construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Tire... Continue Reading

Constructing Connected Railways of the Future

For more than 200 years, railways and railroads have been a part of the transportation landscape. Starting with the steam locomotive and evolving into electric railways within the first 100 years, railroads and trains have covered a lot... Continue Reading

3 Ways Telematics Can Help with Fleet Management

Technology is rapidly advancing. With the IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (machine-to-machine) technology, we have new capabilities today that previously we would have never thought were possible. It’s important to stay on top of... Continue Reading

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

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