Construction Trends and Technologies
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Ep. 74: Construction Telematics Evolved

Where is there opportunity for improvement in your construction operation? Telematics technology is rapidly evolving, supplying massive amounts of data about your jobsite. Tony Nicoletti, director, strategy and business development, DPL... Continue Reading

Cracking Construction’s Productivity Problem

Attend any industry event, and you will likely see the same McKinsey chart depicting construction as the second least digitized industry in the U.S., as well as a chart showing global construction labor productivity growing at an annual... Continue Reading

Technology, Trends, and How to Not be Swept Away

Ten years ago you couldn’t have imagined a tablet on the jobsite; but now, they are everywhere. Technology is flooding the construction market, there is no doubt. What do you as a contractor need to think about as technology rapidly... Continue Reading

Outsourcing Considerations for Construction

The mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) services market in the Middle East is currently undergoing a phase of development and growth. This market has a wider scope of growth during the forecast period, as end-users become aware of... Continue Reading

Will Wearables Make Your Workers Safe?

Safety at the jobsite is evolving almost daily. New innovations and products aim to simplify safety procedures. Even with these opportunities, construction is still one of the professions with the most worker injuries and deaths... Continue Reading

Paving the Way for the Smart Grid of the Future

New emerging energy trends are changing how business is done—and it is impacting many vertical markets including the construction industry. As new projects emerge, so too will new opportunities for contractors.For example, Green Charge... Continue Reading

Trump's Changes in Infrastructure Approvals

Increasing investment in U.S. infrastructure was a key tenet of President Trump’s campaign platform. His 2018 budget request calls for $200 billion in direct federal spending on infrastructure. That federal capital infusion is expected... Continue Reading

Steps to a More Sustainable Jobsite

Sustainability is becoming a buzzword around all aspects of construction—from design, to construction, and all the way to operations.Minimizing energy usage is one of the highest priorities. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)... Continue Reading

How to Make Your Construction Fleet Smart

Is your fleet smart? If not, now might be the time to consider how to add some intelligence to your equipment, as the market is expected to grow significantly, offering new opportunities for construction companies in the future.The... 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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