Construction Trends and Technologies
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Creating a Strategy for Construction Site Security

The construction jobsite can be a chaotic place during the day with so much activity happening to create the new space. It is also one of the quietest spots in the evening, when everyone has left the open space alone. Because of this... Continue Reading

Elevator and Escalator Market Going Up

In recent years, the global elevators and escalators industry has gone through rapid transition supported by the advancement in technologies and increasing construction of skyscrapers catering to the fast paced vertical expansion of the... Continue Reading

Are You Leveraging the Benefits of Machine Control?

Many hardware and software solutions exist to help determine a machine’s current position on the earth and compare it with a desired design surface—and construction operators can do more to leverage the benefits.Machine control is the... Continue Reading

Smart Grid Growing: What You Need to Know

The demand for the smart grid is driven by government policies and legislative mandates, regional government initiatives for smart meter roll-outs, demand for integration of renewable energy sources, and improved grid reliability and... Continue Reading

Simplifying Plans on the Jobsite

Construction of plants include multiple complex machines and large equipment installations. Computer-aided design (CAD) models of these equipment installations contain much more detail than is needed in the full plant layout. Since field... Continue Reading

Ep 76: Who Owns the Equipment Data?

Construction equipment is coming installed with more technology than ever before, but one question remains: Who owns the data? Is it the rental company, the manufacturer, or the construction company? Host Peggy Smedley is joined by Ronak... 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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