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5 Construction Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

It is an exciting time for the construction industry. Although traditionally reluctant to embrace technological change, economic constraints and long-term labor shortages are forcing contractors to search for new ways to enhance... Continue Reading

Dozers Get Smarter with New Grade Control Systems

Grade control technology is changing how operators use construction equipment. Today, dozers are getting an infusion of technology to deliver precise grading performance.One recent example comes from John Deere, which announced its power... Continue Reading

Safety Sets Pace for Heavy-Hauling Equipment

Safety features on equipment come in many different forms—from stability, to automatic lighting, to connectivity, and so much more. Today’s vehicles are coming equipped with new advances to help make a construction jobsite a little bit... Continue Reading

Automated Trucks Heighten Construction Safety

Construction work zone accidents are on the rise. The most recent numbers from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration show that there is a rise in work zone crashes since 2013.On average, a work zone crash... Continue Reading

Startups Jumpstart Construction

Tech startups today are setting the pace for the next great innovation in construction. In some cases, this could even impact how equipment is operated and managed on jobsites in the future.Consider the case of ThingTech. The company is... Continue Reading

3 Technology Game Changers for Contractors

While the construction industry has historically had the lowest spend on IT and technology, the landscape is rapidly changing. Almost all contractors are using construction management software for scheduling, estimating, job costing, and... Continue Reading

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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

20 Tips from Veteran CONEXPO-CON/AGG Attendees

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is big, and it can be overwhelming if you are attending for the first time. We asked veteran attendees to share their best advice for first-timers coming to the show. Here are 20 things you need to know before you travel... Continue Reading

AI and Robotics: The Future of Construction

Often, the concept of AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics are combined into one futuristic notion of how advanced intelligence and technology will impact business.However, the concepts—each very different in nature—serve a specific... 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

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