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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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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