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Using Technology to Classify and Manage Aggregates

As many construction professionals know, an aggregate is one of the various components that come together to make up a compound material. With variables such as size, shape, and consistency, classifying aggregates can help manage them... Continue Reading

Big Data Makes a Big Impact at the Jobsite

Collecting data is getting easier as technology advances. For construction, there are many ways to collect data at the jobsite. Personnel can use wearables, smartphones, tablets and other devices.These mobile devices can be used to... Continue Reading

Concrete Gets Smarter: Take a Look Inside

Concrete is one of the most common construction materials in the world, as it is cheap, strong, and easily made. However, a challenge of concrete is that it cannot withstand tension, which can cause cracks easily. As such, there has been... Continue Reading

Research Lab Goes Solar, Sees Cost Savings

Construction companies are more often tasked with determining what types of materials and systems to use on particular projects. Solar, as one example, has generated a lot of interest as an option to improve energy efficiency, but does... Continue Reading

Digging Up Mining Innovation

New technology is pushing the mining construction equipment market forward. Onshore mineral-rich mines are nearing exhaustion; the focus has shifted to offshore mining activities. The bottom of the ocean is rich in precious metals and... Continue Reading

The Value of Macro BIM

Having the right data on a construction jobsite is critical. Often that information begins in a model. But how does everything in building information modeling (BIM) translate to the work that is being done out at the construction... Continue Reading

Next-Gen Surveying at Mining Projects

With the help of technology, mining construction has evolved to be more efficient, accurate, and sustainable. Mining construction companies are using a wide variety of new technology at the jobsite for exploration and mining operations... 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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