Construction Trends and Technologies
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Spurring Interest in Construction Professions

With the aging construction workforce, the labor shortage has become a crisis. However, the good news is many of the companies working in the space recognize it is a challenge and are approaching the shortage in unique ways.For instance,... Continue Reading

Using Data to Improve Your Bottom Line

In today’s fast-paced business environment, knowledge is power and data can be the dividing line between profit and loss.Here are six ways to use machine telematics data to help improve your bottom line.1. Historical information sharpens... Continue Reading

How to Manage Construction Equipment Data

The more data a construction company can track, the more insight it will have into its productivity and the more control it will have over its projects.Technology advances are enabling more and more data to be collected from the... Continue Reading

Ep. 79: 2018 Construction Market Outlook

2017 has been a big year for the construction industry, as the market has begun to pick up. This podcast will look to the future and identify trends about what to expect in the year ahead. Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated... Continue Reading

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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

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

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

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