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3 Ways Technology is Easing Drone Implementation

New and emerging trends surrounding drones continue to arrive at the jobsite. For construction companies, drones are quickly replacing land surveying methods as a way to collect jobsite data in a safe and efficient manner. The challenge... 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

How AR Is Evolving?

After struggling for a number of years to find its place, AR (augmented reality) is now in a period of strong innovation and market development, with a proliferation of use cases across consumer and enterprise markets alike.According to... Continue Reading

Take a VR Tour of Your Jobsite

VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality), and even now MR (mixed reality) is becoming more common in the construction industry, as it offers a new way to visualize projects.However, the tech doesn’t have to be leveraged on... Continue Reading

AR Goes Mobile

Until recently, AR (augmented reality) was only for early adopters. Innovators struggled with technical limitations, hype for smartglasses, and weak use cases. There hadn’t been a lot of practical applications of AR. However, that... Continue Reading

Top Five Emerging Technologies

From basic hardware to heavy equipment and everything in between, the construction jobsite continues to change and advance with the advent of new technologies. But what are the top emerging technologies to keep an eye on? One analyst... Continue Reading

Smart Devices Driving Mobile AR

Construction professionals are increasingly relying on smartphones and tablets at the jobsite, and those devices serve as a significant driver for the growth of the mobile AR (augmented reality) market, according to a market research... Continue Reading

The Need for Pipeline Infrastructure

A new report found that rejecting pipeline infrastructure would remove almost one-third of U.S. electricity generation capacity by 2030, dangerously raising electric rates nationwide.The report found that 31 percent of U.S. electricity... Continue Reading

Technology: Impact on Highway Construction

Infrastructure projects are complex and have a unique set of requirements. Contractors working on these types of projects need to be aware of regulations, safety mandates and so much more in order to succeed.In fact, a new report on the... Continue Reading

Taking Stock of New Technologies at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees took stock of the new technologies incorporated into equipment on display at the show, and they said that an improving business environment is spurring confidence in purchasing decisions.“We just enjoy seeing... 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

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

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