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Drone-Generated Thermal Maps Enhance Inspections

Drones are constantly evolving, offering new opportunities for construction companies to improve business processes. One of the latest trends is the use of thermal mapping technology on drones.Traditionally, thermal inspections have been... Continue Reading

BIM Software: 4 Tools to Consider

Building information modeling (BIM) is a critical design and planning element that allows construction professionals to prepare projects with higher efficiency. Having accessible, precise data available while on a job site has a profound... Continue Reading

New Grade Guidance Technology for Excavators

Guidance technology on construction equipment offers a number of benefits. It can improve productivity, uptime, and lower daily operating costs.Today, many of the equipment manufacturers are coming to market with new machines—such as... Continue Reading

Rental Houses Embrace IoT Technology

For many construction companies, renting construction equipment is a big part of the business model. Renting offers a number of advantages such as being able to leverage a more modern fleet, without the upfront costs. Now, rental... Continue Reading

What Tires Will Look Like in 2048?

Can tires become more sustainable for construction? A new initiative aims to manufacture tires that use 80 percent sustainable materials and that 100 percent of all tires will be recycled by the year 2048.According to the World Business... Continue Reading

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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

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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