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Top 15 Tips for Flying a Drone

The use of drones in construction is on the rise. They can be used in many applications, from survey mapping to job monitoring. As construction companies decide to implement this technology, figuring out how to use a drone takes time... Continue Reading

Putting Wearables to Work at the Jobsite

The construction jobsite can be a hectic place with numerous contractors working on the project separate, but together. One way to bring them all closer together is to have a connected jobsite. With digital collaboration, the job can go... Continue Reading

Sustainable Lighting for Big Stadiums

Daily’s Place, the new 5,500-person capacity amphitheater and 94,000 square foot covered flex field adjacent to EverBank Field, will serve as the indoor practice facility for the National Football League’s (NFL) Jacksonville Jaguars. The... Continue Reading

Protecting Yourself in the Heat

Summer is a great time for construction work, but a brutal time for construction workers. Excessive heat and sun exposure pose significant dangers, such as sunburn, dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Every year... Continue Reading

Is It Time to Change the Game?

Have you ever been frustrated by a piece of equipment you knew would do the job, but you couldn't put your hands on it?In the late ‘70s on a steel erection job in Washington D.C., a place with notoriously tight working spaces, an... Continue Reading

India: A Hub for Construction Innovation

India is in the midst of an urban revolution. According to the 2011 census of India, 31.2 percent of the total population lives in urban areas. The share of India's urban population has risen steadily during the past few decades, from 6... Continue Reading

Jobsite Safety Designed for Women

With a rise in the number of women in construction and other industrial fields, the need for safety equipment geared towards them is on the rise. Products that are ergonomically suitable for women are gaining in popularity.The global... 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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