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Dozers Digging Deeper for Construction

Each piece of equipment offers unique functionality on the construction jobsite—and now some are coming with a few high-tech upgrades. Case in point: dozers. This type of equipment is getting an upgrade—in more ways than one.For instance... Continue Reading

Growth of Data Centers Boosts Construction

Data centers are essential for many business operations. Data centers are essential for storing a large amount of unstructured data, business operation applications, and processing of data.As more and more of these centers are needed... Continue Reading

Sign on the Digital Line

Viewing and sharing digital files is becoming more prevalent in the construction industry. Along with viewing documents, the ability to sign them, using e-signatures, is starting to take off. The opportunity to get approvals instantly is... Continue Reading

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

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Episode 51: Asset Management | Trucking Trends

Tuesday, March 7, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: The Tech ExperienceHost Peggy Smedley highlights some of the latest technology innovations for construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Asset... Continue Reading

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

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

Top 3 Trends for Hydraulics

The global hydraulic equipment market for mobile applications is evolving, and there are three emerging trends that will have a significant impact on the market.Technavio recently issued a new report that focuses on the market and... 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

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

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