Where’s the Worker?

Technology is helping to track construction workers in order to create a safer working environment for everyone on the jobsite.As one example, GAO RFID has debuted its Active Personnel Tracking system, an integrated solution designed to... Continue Reading

Integration for Modular Receivers

The jobsite is becoming more connected, and as this happens, tech companies are coming to market with new solutions that will transform business.As one example, Topcon Positioning Group announced a new modular GNSS (global navigation... Continue Reading

Smart Workplace to Connect Contractors

The concept of the smart workplace is being adopted to facilitate seamless integration between multiple locations and establish seamless connectivity. For contractors, this is an opportunity to leverage new technology and help bring the... Continue Reading

Drones Fly High at Airport Construction

Atkins, a design, engineering and project-management consultant, helped orchestrate a ground-breaking feat for the aviation industry by successfully flying a drone over Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the busiest... Continue Reading

Smart Cities: A Blueprint for the Future

As more of the world’s cities begin to deploy innovative infrastructure and technologies, contractors will need to prepare for smart-city initiatives that affect the way they do business.One study says new initiatives will harness... Continue Reading

Will Solar Trump All?

The solar industry in the U.S. has grown throughout the past eight years as President Barack Obama instituted wide-ranging policies designed to boost the alternative energy industry, according to Green Solar Technologies. With a... Continue Reading

The Robots Are Coming

Or more accurately, they’re already here, and construction work will never be the same.In response to inexorable demographic and regulatory macro-trends, construction jobsites are seeing an increasingly significant role played by... Continue Reading

Hydraulics Unlock Potential

The rising demand for hydraulic systems that are energy-efficient, easily operable and smart sensor-embedded is driving manufacturers of these products to expand their presence across the globe.The mobile hydraulic equipment market is... Continue Reading

What's Up with Roofing?

Sustainability is a big trend on many construction jobsites—and leveraging the right materials, such as roof insulation, is key to making sure a project is as energy-efficient as possible.Today, the roof insulation market is changing... Continue Reading

Shining a Light on Smart Projects

The growth of the street and roadway lighting market can be attributed to the modernization and development of infrastructure. Smart cities, the need for energy-efficient street lighting systems, an increase in the availability of LED... 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

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

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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