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Electric Vehicles Market To Charge Up

Electric vehicles are becoming more common on the road. They will also be a common sight off road, on the construction jobsite.With incentives such as fuel savings and better performance, electric will be more common in the next ten... Continue Reading

Going Through the Roof

The commercial roofing market is a crucial part of the construction industry, despite being among the most affected segments during the economic downturn. Overall the market witnessed positive breaks in the last few years. There are... Continue Reading

Sealcoat Innovation, Eases the Job

Key components can help make the construction jobsite a little bit more efficient and productive—and these come in many different shapes and sizes.Case in point: Neal Manufacturing, a division of Blastcrete Equipment Co., debuted a... Continue Reading

Growth in Global Mining

The future of the global mining equipment industry looks good, with opportunities in the surface and underground mining segment. The global mining equipment industry is expected to reach an estimated $80.8 billion by 2021, and it is... Continue Reading

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

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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

Technologies to Advance Bridge Construction

Bridges are one of the oldest transportation systems around. That means that most bridges are also in need of repairs or need to be replaced. Approximately one-fourth of the nation's 600,000 bridges require rehabilitation, repair, or... 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

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

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

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

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