Construction Trends and Technologies
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Infrastructure Up, Opportunities Abound

The global infrastructure market totaled $3.1 trillion in 2016. Growth is estimated to top $4.2 trillion in 2020 and that is expected to reach six percent on an annual basis until 2020. In 2016, developing economies accounted for 62... Continue Reading

Add Intelligence to Tools and Equipment

The jobsite has seen many changes in the way workers communicate or retrieve information. Gone are the days where workers would have to track one another down on large sites to share messy notes shared via pen and paper.As construction... Continue Reading

Demolition Machine Improves Your Jobsite

Construction professionals are constantly on the hunt for new ways to improve safety and productivity at the jobsite. This is where remote-controlled demolition robots enter the equation.Consider the example of Brokk. The company... Continue Reading

Qatar Rentals Rise

Increasing infrastructure development, upcoming mega sports events, and the anticipated stabilization of crude oil prices are expected to drive Qatar construction equipment rental market between 2017 and 2022.Construction equipment is... Continue Reading

How Hybrid Infrastructure Services Are Shifting

Construction companies need to be aware of how cloud and industrialized services are shifting toward hybrid infrastructure, as this will impact how business is performed both in the office and at the jobsite in the future.According to a... Continue Reading

Fall Protection Takes Off

Protecting from falls is a top priority in any industry—and the market for fall protection continues to grow, according to one analyst firm.According to Frost & Sullivan, there is growth in the Western Europe fall-protection market, due... Continue Reading

High Tech Is Here, Transforming Jobsite

Smartphones, drones, and 3D printing are changing rapidly, with advancements occurring all the time. And these are just a few examples of news technologies that are transforming the construction jobsite. New technology that once was met... 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

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

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

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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