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Skid Steers: The Workhorse of the Jobsite

As equipment prices rise, some construction companies are looking at skid steers as the go-to-equipment to help get the job done, as it is compact, productive, and can easily migrate from one jobsite to the next. Combine this with the... Continue Reading

CANbus Keypads Safeguard Construction Equipment

CANbus keypads offer benefits for construction equipment operators. CANbus controls give operators access to a greater number of functionalities in a smaller footprint. The controls are also advancing, making operation simpler, safer and... Continue Reading

The Need for Augmented Reality in Construction

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are offering unique opportunities for construction. The market is anticipated to grow, bringing new use cases and business models for the industry.The market dipped a bit in 2017, primarily... Continue Reading

Bridge Construction as Easy as ABC

For construction, two big priorities on bridge projects are ensuring contractors are safe and traffic is not impacted. Many bridges being built today use accelerated bridge construction (ABC) methods to reduce risks to workers and... Continue Reading

Top Tech Trends for Construction Tires

As construction equipment has grown in the last couple of decades, in terms of size, power, weight and speed, so too has the need for off-the-road (OTR) tires that can keep up with the increased demand.“Tire manufacturers have... Continue Reading

How Safety Software Can Prevent Worker Injury

Safety continues to be a top priority in the construction industry. According to the National Safety Council, in 2016, the U.S. experienced 161,374 preventable deaths, 44.5 million injuries, and $967.9 billion in costs.Some of the main... Continue Reading

LIDAR Helps Build Route 49

Safety, communication and efficiency are critical on construction projects. Technology can help improve these areas of business, among others.This is the case for Michael Baker, a provider of engineering and consulting services including... Continue Reading

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2017 Construction Trends in Technology

In this wave of rapidly changing technologies, construction is midway in terms of digital transformation. More than half of all commercial construction firms have at least made a partial transition to the cloud, digitized their plans and... Continue Reading

Top Construction Apps for Today's Jobsite

Where you once may have grabbed a tool from your kit, you can now open up an app on your smartphone to get the job done onsite. Technology is rapidly changing how contractors make decisions and deliver efficiencies to all aspects of the... Continue Reading

Top 15 Tips for Flying a Drone

The use of drones in construction is on the rise. They can be used in many applications, from survey mapping to job monitoring. As construction companies decide to implement this technology, figuring out how to use a drone takes time... Continue Reading

Earthmoving Equipment Moving Forward

The rise in infrastructure projects and urbanization are propelling the construction industry forward. One sector that is benefiting from the new projects is the earthmoving equipment sector.But in a field where the basic concept doesn’t... Continue Reading

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