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IoT Data Set to Deliver Speed and Productivity

By Danielle Dy Bunico, founder and president, VIATechnik.We’ve seen massive change like this before. Just look at the Internet, the evolution of the World Wide Web, and how it’s changed the way we do business across the globe... Continue Reading

Thermoplastic Materials Heat up for Construction

Construction continues to become more and more demanding, and equipment, machinery, and people are required to withstand extreme conditions. Thermoplastic solutions have a track record of outperforming metal in these types of high-stress... Continue Reading

BIM and Roofing Collide

Having access to data out at the jobsite is critical for construction companies. BIM (building information modeling) can help, and is often being leveraged both in the office and at the jobsite via the cloud. New technologies continue to... Continue Reading

Another Mobile App for Construction Teams

The smartphone is ubiquitous with both personal and professional lives. More often, contractors need to have a mobile platform that facilitates faster, easier, and more affordable construction management.As one example, Systemates Inc... Continue Reading

Civil Construction Moves to the Cloud

Having access to data in the cloud is critical for today’s contractor. This ensures information can be accessed in the office and at the jobsite. Tech companies and equipment manufacturers are partnering to offer new capabilities in the... Continue Reading

AR Enables Training

Downtime of complex equipment can lead to millions of dollars in lost revenue and days of lost productivity on a jobsite. This is why it is vital that expert knowledge can be shared with remote workers in realtime to help with repairing,... Continue Reading

Crane Simulator Comes to Construction

Technology is enabling better training, service, and career advancement. Case in point: simulators that can give a virtual education on how to operate heavy equipment.As one example, ProBility Media Corp., an education technology company... Continue Reading

Working at Heights: How Tech Can Help

Moving large, heavy loads is crucial to today’s construction industries. A lot of times that includes hoisting materials to the top of the building being constructed. Working that high up has its challenges and safety concerns... Continue Reading

Surveying Equipment Set to Emerge

With increased urbanization, the demand for resources increases and this increases the need for transportations and residential facilities. The growing urbanization will drive a demand for surveying equipment.Now, a new report show the... 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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