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3D Printing Predictions for Construction

3D printing offers new opportunities for construction. Today, new technologies, hardware, materials and applications are being developed that will change the way construction professionals operate and work on projects.While much of 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

Rock Solid Growth for Concrete Printing

3D concrete printing is an innovative construction method that promises to be highly lucrative in the construction field.Three trends are the growth of 3D concrete printing: green construction, the need save time, and growing cost... 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

Material Considerations for 3D Printing

With 3D printing increasing in popularity in the construction industry, there are many factors to take into consideration—such as what types of materials to use for printing.A new report from MarketsandMarkets dives into considerations... Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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