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Benchmark Your Fleet Safety

Fleet managers need to be able to collect, track, and use safety data to improve overall fleet safety. Analytical safety technology—that provides all data—can prove to be very beneficial to the construction industry.While there are many... Continue Reading

Is Your Drone Data Secure?

For construction professionals considering using advanced equipment and drones on construction jobsites, security of data is a top priority. A new study dives into the security practices of one drone provider.Protecting User DataThe... Continue Reading

Ep. 96: 2019 Construction Market Outlook

A number of big trends are already emerging in 2018—and they have set the course for what is to come in 2019 and beyond. Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss the overall... Continue Reading

Ready-to-Use CAD & BIM Deliverables

There is a growing trend to move building information modeling (BIM) from the office to the jobsite, enabling field workers to have access to the data.Taking this one step further, a number of technology providers are coming to market... Continue Reading

Advances in Hydraulic Excavators

The hydraulic excavator market is seeing new advancements. With the rising demand for infrastructure projects, along with the growing use of technically advanced hydraulic excavators, construction companies will have new equipment... Continue Reading

Airless Tires Now Available for Construction

Tires are advancing at a rapid rate. Now, airless radial tires are available for the UTV market, meaning there is no pressure to maintain, eliminating the need to carry spare tires.As one instance, Michelin Tweel Technologies recently... Continue Reading

Buy, Borrow, Rent or Lease: 4 Tips to Minimize Risk

With the notorious volatility of the construction industry looming more over owners’ and contractors’ heads, machinery contracts are becoming increasingly important. Whether a single crane is rented, leased, bought, or borrowed can make... Continue Reading

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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

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

Just in Time for Winter - Win a New Jacket!

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean work stops. Whether it’s rain, sleet or snow, you’re out in the elements. Is it time for a new jacket?CONEXPO-CON/AGG knows construction pros are working hard every day and demand tough gear. That... Continue Reading

Episode 50: Telematics Advances | Personal Safety

Tuesday, February 28, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Equipment AdvancesHost Peggy Smedley looks at how equipment is changing and advancing.Listen NowSegment 2: Telematics AdvancesPaul... Continue Reading

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

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

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