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Giving Your Construction Site the Right Lift

Construction projects require building materials, which need to be moved around the jobsite as activities and locations change. Although wheel loaders and excavators can often handle the job, they are usually engaged employed in high... Continue Reading

What You Need to Know About Modular Building

Off-site construction has definitely gained some traction with contractors and building owners. According to the Modular Building Institute (MBI), modular construction accounts for about 3.2 percent of all new non-residential... Continue Reading

Buy, Borrow, Rent or Lease: 4 Tips to Minimize Risk

With the notorious volatility of the construction industry looming more over owners’ and contractors’ heads, machinery contracts are becoming increasingly important. Whether a single crane is rented, leased, bought, or borrowed can make... Continue Reading

3 Trends Influencing Aerial Work Platforms

There is a shift happening today with aerial work platforms—and technology has a role to play. In recent years, the need for greater safety and productivity on aerial work platforms has led to the introduction of some new technical... Continue Reading

Advanced Controls & Technology Improves Cranes

Cranes can be configured to suit the different needs of jobs—especially with the advent of new technologies such as telematics, cameras, and technologies related to lifting capacities. This makes the jobsite more efficient when it comes... 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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