Construction Trends and Technologies
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Check Your Jobsite Progress on Your Phone

Can your iPhone or iPad do your job for you? In the construction industry, a number of apps exist to enable greater access to data, but new technology continues to emerge and will turn the mobile devices that are already in your pocket... Continue Reading

The Excavator of the Future

Increased government spending on infrastructure is driving new technology to be placed on excavators. Infrastructure development is of prime importance in any country, as it is directly proportional to the economic growth of a nation.At... Continue Reading

Monitoring Infrastructure Out of Sight

Monitoring critical infrastructure, particularly those in rural areas beyond line of sight, can be achieved much more efficiently and effectively through the use of unmanned aerial system (UAS) technology.Recently, Rockwell Collins... Continue Reading

Robots Could Solve Construction's Workforce Problem

Construction is a $10 trillion global industry. It’s also mired by waste, severe worker shortages, and weak productivity growth, all of which mean the business of building is poised for a robotic takeover.Productivity, the total economic... Continue Reading

Drones Capture Your Data

As drone data capture becomes more readily available to businesses, there are massive opportunities to improve and simplify the facility management workflow and show a clear differentiation from legacy systems that aren't adaptive.For... Continue Reading

The Future of Telematics in Construction

For the past 10 years, the construction industry has made steady strides to deliver on the promise of the data-driven jobsite. One of the hottest topics in this area has been telematics. With telematics, fleet managers can keep track of... Continue Reading

How to Get the Most Out of Your Equipment

Construction equipment is generally expensive and cannot be replaced often. Many businesses are looking for ways to get even more out of an investment. Here are a few quick tips to get the most out of your equipment.Leverage SoftwareIn... Continue Reading

How to Protect Your Network

Stringent regulations are driving the demand for short message service (SMS) firewall solutions. Growing security and privacy concerns across the globe, stringent government regulations, increased adoption of Application to Person (A2P... 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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