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The Secret to Creating a Safer Construction Site

The instinct to be safe is a primal one. Humans and animals are equipped with the fight or flight response to react to external threats. Beyond what is instinctively available to us, there are many devices and items to keep everyone... Continue Reading

Silica Mandate: What You Need to Know

 As seen with asbestos and lead-based paint, it can take some time for exposure to cause health issues and difficult to identify the causal factors. Recently, a rule has come down to further protect construction workers from exposure to... Continue Reading

Addressing the Human Element in Jobsite Safety

When it comes to safety on the jobsite, the goal is that at the end of the day everyone goes home to their family. The reality is that the goal is not always met. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,836... Continue Reading

Episode 69: Autonomous Trucks | Equipment Uptime

Tuesday, July 18, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Green FleetsPeggy Smedley talks about new ways that fleets are going green.Listen Now Segment 2: How Autonomous Trucks Will Advance Work... 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

Episode 50: Telematics Advances | Personal Safety

Tuesday, February 28, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Equipment AdvancesHost Peggy Smedley looks at how equipment is changing and advancing.Listen Now Segment 2: Telematics AdvancesPaul... Continue Reading

Cranes: Technology at the Top

Cranes are perhaps one of the most recognizable types of construction equipment. That may partly be due to the fact they can be seen hoisting materials up high, or sitting atop of a new structure being built. Crane models are available... Continue Reading

Top 6 Wearables for Safety at the Jobsite

154 million by 2021. That is the number and date according to an ABI Research report anticipating growth for enterprise device shipments. In fact, the report suggests that wearables in the workforce are becoming more prominent. This will... Continue Reading

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2017 Construction Trends in Technology

In this wave of rapidly changing technologies, construction is midway in terms of digital transformation. More than half of all commercial construction firms have at least made a partial transition to the cloud, digitized their plans and... Continue Reading

Skid Steers of the Future

Construction equipment, such as skid steers, continue to advance at a rapid pace. For operators out at the jobsite, understanding the new technical features can help improve how they work.Jeff Brown, product specialist, Caterpillar... Continue Reading

Top Construction Apps for Today's Jobsite

Where you once may have grabbed a tool from your kit, you can now open up an app on your smartphone to get the job done onsite. Technology is rapidly changing how contractors make decisions and deliver efficiencies to all aspects of the... Continue Reading

Earthmoving Equipment Moving Forward

The rise in infrastructure projects and urbanization are propelling the construction industry forward. One sector that is benefiting from the new projects is the earthmoving equipment sector.But in a field where the basic concept doesn’t... Continue Reading

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