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The Risks of Insuring Construction Technology

2017 ended with the construction industry firing on all cylinders. For the first time in more than a decade, the overall industry is optimistic that the construction marketplace will continue to expand. With an increase in demand and... Continue Reading

Mobile Apps Transforming Construction Productivity

Some of the biggest technology shifts underway in the construction industry today relate to the cloud and mobile-app technologies. These technologies empower field crews and allow them to increase efficiencies in the following areas... Continue Reading

Managing Safety Certifications with Software

Until recently, tracking and managing safety certification in the construction industry has been a challenge, as it requires considerable time and paperwork. Also, working with multiple subcontractors can add some complexity as well. Now... Continue Reading

Ep. 93: Preparing for the Connected Jobsite

Why has it taken so long for contractors to embrace technology at the construction jobsite? Chad Hollingsworth, CEO and cofounder, Triax Technologies, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss the connected jobsite and what it means for the... Continue Reading

GPS: Positioning Your Project for Success

Today, competitive construction companies are looking for ways to save costs and reduce the amount of time searching for lost assets—including tools, equipment, and materials. To help, companies are incorporating global positioning... Continue Reading

Smart Antenna Technology: Stake-Out Jobs Made Easy

Data is king in the construction industry. New technology is now helping make data collection a little bit easier, enabling construction professionals to collect more accurate measurements with high-tech devices.One such piece of new... Continue Reading

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The Speed and Impact of Telematics

$1.2 trillion. That is the amount of money that companies spend annually on business travel. Imagine if that number could be reduced. Well, it can.Technology can help address some of the inherent challenges with travel in any business... Continue Reading

Taking Stock of New Technologies at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees took stock of the new technologies incorporated into equipment on display at the show, and they said that an improving business environment is spurring confidence in purchasing decisions.“We just enjoy seeing... Continue Reading

Taking Advantage of Loader Technology

Technology in loaders is advancing, allowing for increased production and easier operation at the construction site. This builds on the overall trend that construction equipment is bursting with tech innovations, opening up new... Continue Reading

Top Five Hottest Tech at the Jobsite

The construction business is changing. More and more jobsites are being outfitted with technology solutions that increase productivity, safety, and collaboration. However, where should your construction company focus its attention? What... Continue Reading

Construction Costs Rising in 2017

Could a rise in costs impact the construction jobsite? A recent report states that non-residential construction costs are going up in 2017.The Construction Cost Index for the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and five... Continue Reading

Top Five Technology Game Changers

Spending on personal technologies is massive and expected to grow to $2.7 trillion a year by 2019, according to Gartner. The analyst firm is now forecasting the top five personal technologies that will disrupt business.Many of the... Continue Reading

Dozers Include Intelligent Features

Technology continues to grow in the construction market and that includes equipping heavy machinery with tools designed to make the job easier.For example, Komatsu America Corp. recently introduced the D155AXi-8 Radio Control dozer, the... Continue Reading

Drones Taking off in Construction

The use of drones is growing in the construction industry, as construction professionals increasingly understand the benefits they offer for surveying and other important jobsite tasks.In fact, throughout the next decade, rapidly... Continue Reading

Wearables: A Look at Smart Helmets

The progress made with mixed-reality technology and its potential to transform on-site workflows has placed increased demands on wearable technology, which comply with safety regulations.Tech companies continue to address the challenges,... Continue Reading

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