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Unearthing New Processes for Site Prep and Grading

Grading is a process that has to be done on all construction sites for new structures. The ground must be flattened to specifications and cleared of any potential construction hazards. There are many ways to accomplish this, and machine... Continue Reading

Qatar Construction Rises

The Qatar construction-equipment rental market is projected to cross the $1.9 billion mark by 2022, due to high purchasing costs of equipment, which causes construction companies to rent equipment. The major factors fueling the Qatar... Continue Reading

Global Gear Pump Market to Expand

Hydraulic gear pumps are largely used in the construction industry. The construction industry is expanding and is a major driver for the growth of the gear pump market. Extensive application of construction equipment in operations such... Continue Reading

Paving Equipment Covering Ground

Many cities across the globe increasingly are constructing skyscrapers and ultra-high-rise buildings, supported by rapid urbanization and economic growth. Large-scale construction of this type of building will propel the demand for... Continue Reading

Propelling Tech Forward

Telematics plays a major role in developing innovative solutions for fleet management. The increasing use of fleet-management services by transport operators is anticipated to propel market demand for telematics. The adoption of... Continue Reading

What’s Coming for Construction Aggregates

The materials used in the construction industry are changing. For instance, sales of construction aggregates in the U.S. are forecasted to expand at a 2.9% annual pace through 2019 to 2.8 billion metric tons, continuing to recover from... Continue Reading

A High-Tech Jobsite in China

It is certainly not common yet to see an advanced fingerprint and face recognition system being used at a noisy construction site, as the way of controlling access for its workers. Country Garden Holdings, a construction firm in Dongguan... Continue Reading

Drone Market Will Soar in 2017

Production of drones for personal and commercial use is growing rapidly, with global market revenue expected to increase 34 percent to more than $6 billion in 2017, according to a new forecast. Almost three million drones will be... Continue Reading

Going Paperless Helps Cloud

Cloud-computing services offer organizations features comprising of flexibility, increased collaboration, disaster recovery, security, reliability, manageability, and more. In line with these benefits, organizations are increasingly... Continue Reading

50 Countries Investing in Smart Grid

Smart-grid infrastructure and utility upgrades are becoming more and more popular. Many cities and countries are seeing the benefits of the upgrades. Currently, 50 countries are projected to invest $268 billion in smart-grid... 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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