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New Tech Creates Sustainable Buildings

The Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, Appleton, Wis., is a 725-acre non-profit nature preserve that connects the community to nature for a healthier, stronger, and more sustainable future. A new 18,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art... Continue Reading

Creating a Strategy for Construction Site Security

The construction jobsite can be a chaotic place during the day with so much activity happening to create the new space. It is also one of the quietest spots in the evening, when everyone has left the open space alone. Because of this... Continue Reading

Elevator and Escalator Market Going Up

In recent years, the global elevators and escalators industry has gone through rapid transition supported by the advancement in technologies and increasing construction of skyscrapers catering to the fast paced vertical expansion of the... Continue Reading

Are You Leveraging the Benefits of Machine Control?

Many hardware and software solutions exist to help determine a machine’s current position on the earth and compare it with a desired design surface—and construction operators can do more to leverage the benefits.Machine control is the... Continue Reading

Smart Grid Growing: What You Need to Know

The demand for the smart grid is driven by government policies and legislative mandates, regional government initiatives for smart meter roll-outs, demand for integration of renewable energy sources, and improved grid reliability and... Continue Reading

Simplifying Plans on the Jobsite

Construction of plants include multiple complex machines and large equipment installations. Computer-aided design (CAD) models of these equipment installations contain much more detail than is needed in the full plant layout. Since field... Continue Reading

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Data Collection Surges with GIS and GPS

New advanced GIS (geographic information system) and GPS (global positioning system) data collection solutions are now available for business processes on the jobsite.As one example, TerraGo has partnered with CompassTools, a provider of... Continue Reading

Drone Regulations: Everything You Need to Know

When working on a construction jobsite, contractors need to follow regulations and laws created to keep everyone safe.From adjusting weight limits on lifts to limiting emissions on equipment, regulations are focusing on the future. One... Continue Reading

Solid Future for 3D Concrete Printing

The demand for new construction across much of the world will serve as the primary driver for growth in the 3D concrete printing market, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.The market for 3D concrete printing is... 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 Three: Electric Drives the Future

Electric drives are becoming more common and could prove useful in construction equipment on the jobsite. Electric drives allow contractors to get real-time information on the performance of their key equipment.As a result of their... Continue Reading

Episode 51: Asset Management | Trucking Trends

Tuesday, March 7, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: The Tech ExperienceHost Peggy Smedley highlights some of the latest technology innovations for construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Asset... Continue Reading

Digging into the Excavator Market

Japan’s excavator market will get a boost from upcoming projects in the capital and surrounding area. The excavator market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of approximately 18 percent from 2017-2021, according... Continue Reading

Episode 49: Tire Trends | Robotic Systems

TUESDAY, February 21, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Changes for AggregatesHost Peggy Smedley looks at how new technology is changing aggregates in construction.Listen Now Segment 2: Tire... Continue Reading

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