Construction Trends and Technologies
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3 Collaborative Tools for Construction

It’s been suggested by McKinsey and others that the contractual structure of the industry is holding back productivity.  Design-bid-build projects still prevail, creating a hostile environment where each party must find a way to squeeze... Continue Reading

Establishing a Standard for Equipment Replacement

Equipment managers have a few different ways to go about determining when a piece of equipment is in need of replacement. It doesn’t have to be rocket science, but it does have to be based on some hard data.Mike Vorster, owner of C.E.M.P... Continue Reading

4 Ways to Better Leverage Your OEM Relationships

Construction companies are often advised to not get too cozy with suppliers. Doing so can cause key employees to lose objectivity, along with their ability to negotiate for better prices and programs. While there is a lot of truth to... Continue Reading

Finding Value in Telematics Data

Telematics allows the transfer of information from construction equipment in the field to the office. Data such as hours, utilization, fault codes, and fuel usage can help fleet owners prevent downtime, save on fuel and operate more... Continue Reading

Succession Planning: The People Side of the Equation

As a company leader, you may be thinking about transitioning out of day-to-day operations, or turning things over completely. In most succession plans, the legal and financial sides are usually considered carefully. However, the ‘people’... Continue Reading

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Top Three: Electric Drives the Future

Electric drives are becoming more common and could prove useful in construction equipment on the jobsite. Electric drives allow contractors to get real-time information on the performance of their key equipment.As a result of their... Continue Reading

Solid Future for 3D Concrete Printing

The demand for new construction across much of the world will serve as the primary driver for growth in the 3D concrete printing market, according to a report published by MarketsandMarkets.The market for 3D concrete printing is... Continue Reading

Episode 51: Asset Management | Trucking Trends

Tuesday, March 7, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: The Tech ExperienceHost Peggy Smedley highlights some of the latest technology innovations for construction.Listen NowSegment 2: Asset... Continue Reading

Top 3 Trends for Hydraulics

The global hydraulic equipment market for mobile applications is evolving, and there are three emerging trends that will have a significant impact on the market.Technavio recently issued a new report that focuses on the market and... Continue Reading

Digging into the Excavator Market

Japan’s excavator market will get a boost from upcoming projects in the capital and surrounding area. The excavator market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of approximately 18 percent from 2017-2021, according... 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

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

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