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Ep. 79: 2018 Construction Market Outlook

2017 has been a big year for the construction industry, as the market has begun to pick up. This podcast will look to the future and identify trends about what to expect in the year ahead. Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated... Continue Reading

Technology Drives Infrastructure Operations

One new construction project shows how technology can be used to manage and monitor infrastructure. The city of Hamamatsu is located between Tokyo and Osaka, and has a population of roughly 810,000 people. It is known as an industrial... Continue Reading

Robotics on the Rise in Construction

Robots are beginning to find their place at the construction jobsite. They are starting to work side-by-side with construction equipment operators, and offer new opportunities to improve businesses processes, heighten safety, and reduce... Continue Reading

Smart Concrete Gaining Momentum

Smarter materials are coming to the construction jobsite. Across the globe, government mandates regarding construction standards and safety of structures is leading to an uptake in structural health monitoring. Now, contractors need to... Continue Reading

Getting Started with Drones in Construction

In the past, drones were primarily used for military practices, but now drones are here for all enterprises—and they are transforming how work is done in the construction industry. In fact, Research Nester predicts the global drone... Continue Reading

New Demolition Tool Cuts Construction Labor Costs

Traffic had become a common occurrence on the four-mile-long stretch between Loop 410 NE and Loop 410 S on I-35 in San Antonio. Texas Department of Transportation officials planned to remedy that with a four-year, $61.2 million project... Continue Reading

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Visit AEM at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) brings manufacturers and customers together to provide the best return on investment for all participants. AEM trade shows are by the industry, for the industry, reinvesting revenues to... Continue Reading

Sustainability: The Future of Building Materials

Imagine a construction jobsite without 3D printers, robots, and drones. Instead, there are simply building materials that are able to take shape on their own, helping build the jobsite of the future.While this reality is certainly a ways... Continue Reading

New Skid Steer Loaders and Compact Track Loaders

For the construction industry, the right equipment makes a big difference on project performance—and equipment manufacturers are continuing to advance machinery with the construction industry in mind.Consider the new Final Tier 4 G... Continue Reading

Keep Tabs on Your Jobsite Off Hours

Jobsite security is of paramount importance to contractors concerned about project and equipment damage, especially when the worksite is vacant.To help resolve those concerns, Sensera Systems has introduced the SiteWatch-700 Series, a... Continue Reading

Register Now for the Hottest Ticket in Vegas

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE March 7-11; Register Early and Save  The future will be front and center at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017; register now to save, with new Badge-Packs for added value and convenience, and access to the new... Continue Reading

The Excavator of the Future

Increased government spending on infrastructure is driving new technology to be placed on excavators. Infrastructure development is of prime importance in any country, as it is directly proportional to the economic growth of a nation.At... Continue Reading

Labor Shortage Plaguing the Construction Industry

The construction industry is experiencing a worker shortage, and new numbers are showing some staggering statistics that need to be addressed.The National Association of Home Builders estimates that in the United States, there are... Continue Reading

Bio-Concrete Heals the Infrastructure Future

America’s infrastructure is failing, but what if “smart” materials such as concrete, metals, and plastics could heal themselves, creating a smarter infrastructure of the future?This reality might not be too far off, as researchers and... Continue Reading

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