Construction Trends and Technologies
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Addressing the Construction Labor Shortage

The labor shortage comes as demand for construction continues to grow. Construction employment expanded in 258 out of 358 metro areas between July 2016 and July 2017, according to an analysis of federal construction employment data... Continue Reading

Drones Cut Costs on Highway Project

Surveying technology has improved for the construction industry. There are many options available for contractors to use on the construction jobsite such as drones, which are gaining in popularity. For example, one contractor took... Continue Reading

Construction Jobsite Safety and Emerging Devices

Introducing new devices and technology at the construction jobsite can help with safety and productivity—and now there is a whole new crop of emerging devices that is going to transform how work is done at the construction jobsite in the... Continue Reading

Constructing Connected Railways of the Future

For more than 200 years, railways and railroads have been a part of the transportation landscape. Starting with the steam locomotive and evolving into electric railways within the first 100 years, railroads and trains have covered a lot... Continue Reading

Top Tips for Leveraging GPR

Could ground-penetrating radar (GPR) be used on one of your next construction projects? The technology has come a long way in the past few years, and is impacting how work is done in the field. A few quick tips will help you get the most... Continue Reading

How to Track Your Tool's Location Using Sensors

Equipping tools with smart Internet of Things (IoT) sensors will change the productivity of the construction jobsite. There are several areas where adding technology to tools will help the jobsite run smoothly.But how can your... Continue Reading

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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

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

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

Dozers Do More Than You Think

Connectivity is changing how equipment operates at the construction jobsite. Smart technologies now incorporated into new machines are helping contractors improve operations and cut costs.One example comes from John Deere, which is... Continue Reading

Apps at the Jobsite

The use of apps at the construction jobsite is growing in popularity. Apps can help manage equipment, tools and even projects. Two examples come from Corecon Technologies Inc., a provider of cloud-based construction estimating, project... 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

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

Apps: Next-Gen Tool for Construction

Apps are proliferating on the construction jobsite. From gathering machine inspection and safety data, to capturing and saving project photos, apps are in common use. But can apps also be used to make renting heavy equipment easier... Continue Reading

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