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Drone Adoption Drives Big Data Services

The increasing adoption of drones in commercial sectors is leading to a revolution in big data cloud services. Launching a drone to capture images is the preliminary step in the drone information acquisition process. The captured images... Continue Reading

Emerging Tech Trends in Bridge Construction

New technologies and materials are helping engineers and construction professionals build bridges better and faster, while also improving maintenance for longer bridge life. Sensors are being embedded into both new and existing bridges... Continue Reading

Ep. 73: Inside Industry 4.0

Welcome to the next industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is transforming the construction industry, and will increasingly impact workers and operators on your jobsite. Host Peggy Smedley is joined by Jose Blanco, associate partner from... Continue Reading

Top 7 Field Processes Enabled by Apps

Contractors are spending more time implementing technology into their day-to-day operations. Though still resistant to major overhauls, the construction industry takes advantage of quick, easy, and productive opportunities to streamline... Continue Reading

Waterproofing Solutions for Concrete Structures

A new aquatics center in Budapest needed some help keeping the correct water in the pool. About 100 designers, architects, and engineers were involved in the planning and construction of the Dagály Aquatics Complex in Budapest, Hungary... Continue Reading

Smart Cities = Smart Construction

With the number of smart cities increasing from about two dozen to more than 100 in just a few years, the market for these connected communities is already on a strong path. Contractors need to be aware of the new technology advances in... 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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