Construction Trends and Technologies
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High-Tech Training for Welders

Technology can help with training, amid a labor shortage. For the construction industry, skilled labor is hard to find, but technology can help in a number of areas, including training trades such as welders.Workers trained in the latest... Continue Reading

Sustainable Technology on Construction Equipment

Green building is changing the way work is done in construction. The words green building or sustainable construction often drum up an image of an eco-friendly building or infrastructure system that is highly energy efficient. This can... Continue Reading

Autonomous Hauling Is Here

Autonomous vehicles are in mines today. Companies are now testing how autonomous mine-haul trucking could improve construction and operations in mines.This comes at an interesting time too, as the mining sector is in the midst of a... Continue Reading

Asphalt Pavement Gets an Upgrade

Research happening today can change the face of construction tomorrow. As one example, Minnesota-based MnROAD recently began collaborating with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) to share research on experiments with... Continue Reading

AR/VR Surge for Construction

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are impacting construction. This is true today, and will continue to evolve and grow in the months ahead.AR and VR have traditionally been associated primarily with the consumer sector, but... 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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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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