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Telematics Drives Forward

One of the big trends seen at CONEXPO-CON/AGG earlier this year was an influx of partnerships for telematics. Technology companies and manufacturers are partnering up to deliver greater solutions to construction professionals.As one... Continue Reading

Wearables: A Look at Smart Helmets

The progress made with mixed-reality technology and its potential to transform on-site workflows has placed increased demands on wearable technology, which comply with safety regulations.Tech companies continue to address the challenges,... Continue Reading

Fleets Get a Boost

Technologies inside construction equipment continues to evolve, making the jobsite more efficient and safe for workers.For instance, Marmon-Herrington released a hydro-mechanical transmission that maximizes the advantages of both... Continue Reading

India to Invest in Smart Grid

India represents an opportunity for the smart-grid market. India is projected to invest $44.9 billion in smart metering, distribution automation, battery storage, and other smart-grid market segments during the next decade. This... Continue Reading

New Fall Protection Reduces Risk

Safety is of the utmost importance on the construction jobsite, and technology providers continue to come to market with new solutions to make the jobsite a little bit safer.As one example, Honeywell announced a new line of PFLs... Continue Reading

Smart Transportation Coasting

The construction industry will be tasked with building smarter transportation, and it appears these types of projects are set to grow.The global smart-transportation market was valued at $63.6 billion in 2015, and is expected to reach... Continue Reading

A Grasp on the Global Hand Tools Market

The construction jobsite continues to evolve, and as this happens the hand tools market will grow and advance as well.As such, the global hand tools market will mature at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of close to four percent... Continue Reading

New Solutions for Heavy Construction

Technology can help in the office and at the jobsite—and now providers are coming to market with new solutions that will help with scheduling, field tracking, and equipment maintenance, among other tasks.As one example, B2W... Continue Reading

Episode 55: Skills Gap | Sensors

Tuesday, April 4, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Alliances SurgePeggy Smedley talks about how alliances are changing the construction industryListen Now Segment 2: Industry Skills... 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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