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Episode 54: Heavy Construction | Camera Solutions

Tuesday, March 28, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: 3D Printing MarketPeggy Smedley talks about trends related to 3D printing.Listen Now Segment 2: Heavy Construction TrendsMagnus Thibblin,... Continue Reading

Robotics in Construction and Demolition

Everyday I’m amazed at the ways new technologies are making positive changes in our lives…smartphones, driverless cars, household robots, medical breakthroughs and so many more, creating efficiencies in our quality of life, business... Continue Reading

Smart Cities Address Aging Infrastructure

The smart-city movement is gaining momentum. Citizen expectations, growing connectivity and increasingly strained government resources are converging, which is strengthening the case for cities to invest in intelligent solutions rooted... Continue Reading

Tracking Technologies Enhancing with Every Mile

Next-generation RTLS (real-time location system) and asset-tracking technologies will move from proof-of-concept to full-scale deployment in 2017, laying the foundation for a breakout year in 2018. This will help those in the... Continue Reading

San Diego to Install Smart City Platform

In partnership with Current, powered by GE, the City of San Diego announced a $30 million investment to deploy a Smart City IoT (Internet of Things) sensor platform.Transforming its street lighting into a connected digital infrastructure... Continue Reading

Digesting Equipment Data

Technology companies and equipment manufacturers are pairing up, creating new collaborations designed to simplify data management.As one example, John Deere and LHP Telematics have joined forces to advance the proficiencies of John Deere... Continue Reading

Train Your Team with VR Simulator

Finding and keeping trained, skilled heavy equipment operators is one of the greatest challenges facing the construction industry today. Tight schedules and increased project risk allow less room for human error and poor performance at... Continue Reading

Replacing Bridges: Systems and Strategies

The length of the nation’s structurally deficient bridges placed end-to-end stretches 1,276 miles, half the distance from New York to Los Angeles, a new examination of federal government data illustrates.An analysis of the recently... Continue Reading

GNSS Chip Making Strides

According to a new report, the GNSS (global navigation satellite system) chip market is expected to be valued at $5.22 billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7.9 percent between 2016 and 2022. This chip is in... Continue Reading

Underwater Concrete Creating an Atlantis

The global underwater concrete market is expected to reach $229 billion by 2025, according to a new report. Growing use of underwater concrete due to improved technological efficiency is expected to propel growth. Underwater concrete is... 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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