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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

Working at Heights With More Confidence

Understanding technology on lifts can help make the jobsite a little bit safer. For construction workers, there are a number of ways to ensure employees are safe when working at heights. This can include using personal protective... Continue Reading

Equipment Diagnostics in the Palm of Your Hand

Diagnostics are helping the construction industry improve business. Having access to data is critical on any project, and now more data is available to operators and technicians right out at the construction jobsite.This can enable users... 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

Cranes: Technology at the Top

Cranes are perhaps one of the most recognizable types of construction equipment. That may partly be due to the fact they can be seen hoisting materials up high, or sitting atop of a new structure being built. Crane models are available... Continue Reading

Connected from High Above: Tech in Cranes

On vertical construction projects—from two stories to 20 and beyond—cranes are essential pieces of equipment on the jobsite. From mobile cranes, to fixed cranes, to marine port cranes, the market is growing and technology is evolving.A... Continue Reading

The Future of Excavators

Equipment is becoming connected—offering new ways to improve business processes at the jobsite. Now, one analyst is predicting growth in the excavator market, due to anticipated recovery of the infrastructure sector, among other factors... Continue Reading

Rock Solid Growth for Concrete Printing

3D concrete printing is an innovative construction method that promises to be highly lucrative in the construction field.Three trends are the growth of 3D concrete printing: green construction, the need save time, and growing cost... Continue Reading

Silica Mandate: What You Need to Know

 As seen with asbestos and lead-based paint, it can take some time for exposure to cause health issues and difficult to identify the causal factors. Recently, a rule has come down to further protect construction workers from exposure to... Continue Reading

The Future of the Connected Jobsite

Better performance. Increased efficiency. Exceptional precision. It’s no secret that emerging technologies have improved the compact equipment industry. But what’s next?Let’s jump ahead 10 years to 2027 and enter the era of connected... Continue Reading

Episode 41: Asphalt Advancements | Equipment Tech

Tuesday, December 20, 2016Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Hydraulics Get an UpgradePeggy Smedley examines the impact of infrastructure spending on the global hydraulic cylinder market.Listen... Continue Reading

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