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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

What You Need to Know about 3D Printing

The construction industry hasn’t seen much change in the last 100 years. There are new things happening in mega-construction projects, but day-to-day construction has stayed the same. Other than a few innovative materials and techniques,... Continue Reading

Five Ways to Create Safety on Your Cranes

Creating a company culture of safety is extremely important to preventing dangerous situations for crane operators. Safe workplaces blend good training, well thought-out work procedures, and strong communication between employees and... Continue Reading

When Will AR/VR Really Take Off at the Jobsite?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the value of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in the construction industry. The technology can help visualize what a space will look like before a structure is built. Many... Continue Reading

Constructing the City of the Future

Successful implementation of smart-city projects depend on the technologies: data communications, cloud, mobility, and sensors that form the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. These technologies lay the foundation for smart-city... Continue Reading

Key Trends in the Connected Truck Market

There are a few key trends in the connected truck market that are poised to shape the future of the logistics industry, and in turn will impact how the construction industry does business.By 2020, more than 35 million of trucks globally... 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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