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What Tires Will Look Like in 2048?

Can tires become more sustainable for construction? A new initiative aims to manufacture tires that use 80 percent sustainable materials and that 100 percent of all tires will be recycled by the year 2048.According to the World Business... Continue Reading

How to Be Productive: Tips for the Overwhelmed

A worker is only as good as his or her productivity. Without the ability to consistently produce quality work, a person's skillset is useless. To arrive at a perfect medium of low stress and good work, careful steps must be taken by both... Continue Reading

Drones in Construction: Everything You Need to Know

If you're a construction professional, you know the importance of tracking a project's progress. Without this information mistakes can go unnoticed and will be costly to fix later on. Regularly taking photographs and videos of your work... Continue Reading

IoT Comes to Hydraulic Equipment

New research points to the increasing digitization and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in hydraulic devices, including hydraulic equipment.Technavio suggest that while IoT applications usually hover around electric system, it is... Continue Reading

Custom Apps: No Coding Required

One of the big challenges on the construction job site today is collecting data as it relates to inspection, delivery, work order management, and other processes. This is particularly challenging for small-and-medium-sized construction... Continue Reading

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Ep. 79: 2018 Construction Market Outlook

2017 has been a big year for the construction industry, as the market has begun to pick up. This podcast will look to the future and identify trends about what to expect in the year ahead. Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated... Continue Reading

Episode 68: ELD Mandate | Rent or Buy

Tuesday, July 11, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Infrastructure AheadPeggy Smedley starts the show by exploring the latest news that just might transform infrastructure construction in... Continue Reading

Episode 40: Tracking Assets | VR at the Jobsite

Tuesday, December 13, 2016Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: LiDAR Market TrendsPeggy Smedley starts the show by examining a report that identifies growth in the LiDAR market and discusses what... Continue Reading

Attendees Continue to be Amazed at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Attendees braved rising temperatures and thick crowds both indoors and outdoors at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE on Thursday, navigating the 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space.The breadth of equipment on display across the Las Vegas... Continue Reading

The Excavator of the Future

Increased government spending on infrastructure is driving new technology to be placed on excavators. Infrastructure development is of prime importance in any country, as it is directly proportional to the economic growth of a nation.At... Continue Reading

Sustainability: The Future of Building Materials

Imagine a construction jobsite without 3D printers, robots, and drones. Instead, there are simply building materials that are able to take shape on their own, helping build the jobsite of the future.While this reality is certainly a ways... Continue Reading

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