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Addressing the Construction Labor Shortage

The labor shortage comes as demand for construction continues to grow. Construction employment expanded in 258 out of 358 metro areas between July 2016 and July 2017, according to an analysis of federal construction employment data... Continue Reading

Drones Cut Costs on Highway Project

Surveying technology has improved for the construction industry. There are many options available for contractors to use on the construction jobsite such as drones, which are gaining in popularity. For example, one contractor took... Continue Reading

Construction Jobsite Safety and Emerging Devices

Introducing new devices and technology at the construction jobsite can help with safety and productivity—and now there is a whole new crop of emerging devices that is going to transform how work is done at the construction jobsite in the... Continue Reading

Constructing Connected Railways of the Future

For more than 200 years, railways and railroads have been a part of the transportation landscape. Starting with the steam locomotive and evolving into electric railways within the first 100 years, railroads and trains have covered a lot... Continue Reading

Top Tips for Leveraging GPR

Could ground-penetrating radar (GPR) be used on one of your next construction projects? The technology has come a long way in the past few years, and is impacting how work is done in the field. A few quick tips will help you get the most... Continue Reading

How to Track Your Tool's Location Using Sensors

Equipping tools with smart Internet of Things (IoT) sensors will change the productivity of the construction jobsite. There are several areas where adding technology to tools will help the jobsite run smoothly.But how can your... Continue Reading

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Keep Tabs on Your Jobsite Off Hours

Jobsite security is of paramount importance to contractors concerned about project and equipment damage, especially when the worksite is vacant.To help resolve those concerns, Sensera Systems has introduced the SiteWatch-700 Series, a... Continue Reading

Sustainability: The Future of Building Materials

Imagine a construction jobsite without 3D printers, robots, and drones. Instead, there are simply building materials that are able to take shape on their own, helping build the jobsite of the future.While this reality is certainly a ways... Continue Reading

Labor Shortage Plaguing the Construction Industry

The construction industry is experiencing a worker shortage, and new numbers are showing some staggering statistics that need to be addressed.The National Association of Home Builders estimates that in the United States, there are... Continue Reading

The Excavator of the Future

Increased government spending on infrastructure is driving new technology to be placed on excavators. Infrastructure development is of prime importance in any country, as it is directly proportional to the economic growth of a nation.At... 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

When Will AR/VR Really Take Off at the Jobsite?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the value of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in the construction industry. The technology can help visualize what a space will look like before a structure is built. Many... Continue Reading

Bio-Concrete Heals the Infrastructure Future

America’s infrastructure is failing, but what if “smart” materials such as concrete, metals, and plastics could heal themselves, creating a smarter infrastructure of the future?This reality might not be too far off, as researchers and... Continue Reading

Quick Poll: Cast your vote!

As a construction professional, you know our industry best. Which candidate do you think will move our industry forward and create opportunities for you to succeed? Continue Reading

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