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Ruggedized Wearables for Hazardous Jobsites

Augmented reality (AR) technology and wearables have been gaining a lot of momentum lately—but construction professionals need to consider how the new technology will perform in potentially dangerous conditions.Some construction workers... Continue Reading

Construction Cameras: An Eye on the Site

Camera technology is changing, offering more opportunities to construction professionals. The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will soon help workers leverage more data than ever before—but is more data too... Continue Reading

Indoor Mobile Mapping in a Fraction of the Time

While construction technology can help improve productivity and insight at the construction jobsite, services and consulting companies are demonstrating how they can help complete scan-to-building information modeling projects in less... Continue Reading

Ep. 95: Adopting Lean Construction Principles

Lean construction first began roughly 20 years ago; and it developed out of the need for principles and practices for design and management. Today, it can help workflows become more predictable. Michael Carr, president of MOCA’s software... Continue Reading

Bringing Autonomous Equipment and Safety Together

In the world of autonomous trucks and equipment, safety is paramount. And one large manufacturer is now moving toward even greater safety with a cloud-based safety service.As an example, Volvo Trucks recently announced Connected Safety... Continue Reading

Telematics: The Story Behind the Machine

Many construction companies have been reluctant to embrace technology and favor paper-based, manual processes—but that is all beginning to change.The cost of labor, fuel, and materials continue to grow and construction companies can no... Continue Reading

The Advantages of Ready-Mix Concrete

Depending on the size of your project, the amount of space onsite and your available manpower, there are advantages and disadvantages to using ready-mix concrete versus site-mix concrete. One new market report suggests there is growing... Continue Reading

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When Will AR/VR Really Take Off at the Jobsite?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the value of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in the construction industry. The technology can help visualize what a space will look like before a structure is built. Many... Continue Reading

Episode 69: Autonomous Trucks | Equipment Uptime

Tuesday, July 18, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Green FleetsPeggy Smedley talks about new ways that fleets are going green.Listen NowSegment 2: How Autonomous Trucks Will Advance Work... Continue Reading

The Secret to Creating a Safer Construction Site

The instinct to be safe is a primal one. Humans and animals are equipped with the fight or flight response to react to external threats. Beyond what is instinctively available to us, there are many devices and items to keep everyone... Continue Reading

Quick Poll: Cast your vote!

As a construction professional, you know our industry best. Which candidate do you think will move our industry forward and create opportunities for you to succeed? Continue Reading

Backhoe Market Loaded with Growth

The backhoe loader market is set to surpass $4 billion by 2026. The top global players accounted for a nearly 85-percent revenue share of the $2.14 billion backhoe loader market in 2015. APEJ (Asia Pacific excluding Japan), the largest... Continue Reading

Technology: Impact on Highway Construction

Infrastructure projects are complex and have a unique set of requirements. Contractors working on these types of projects need to be aware of regulations, safety mandates and so much more in order to succeed.In fact, a new report on the... Continue Reading

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