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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

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... 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

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

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

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