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Leveraging Telematics on Your Smartphone

Tracking construction equipment has come a long way, with the advent of new technologies. Now, there are new digital solutions and services across the construction equipment ecosystem. This digitization revolution is set to transform the... Continue Reading

Mini Excavators Have Big Impact

Popularity of mini hybrid excavators is a trend that is gaining momentum. The debate on how much longer fossil fuels can last has pushed manufacturers to develop new technologies such as hybrid mini excavators and electric mini... Continue Reading

Q&A: How to Implement a Drone Program

An interview with Kevin Grover, Principal with StantecAn enterprise drone program has enormous opportunities for companies to access data, increase efficiency, improve worker safety, and identify new business possibilities. But... Continue Reading

Episode 70: GPS Tracking | Fleet of the Future

Tuesday, July 25, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Drone MarketPeggy Smedley talks about the future of drones and where the industry is trending.Listen NowSegment 2: Building a Connected... Continue Reading

Keeping Tabs on Your Jobsite with RFID

What if you could track workers, supplies, and tools at the construction jobsite using innovative, cutting-edge technology? Today’s systems are advancing at a rapid clip—offering new opportunities to save costs, heighten productivity... Continue Reading

Smart Infrastructure Takes Center Stage

Smart cities and infrastructure have significantly changed over time, and various disciplines such as building automation for facility and emergency response management, building energy optimization, parking management, and in-building... Continue Reading

Unmanned Aerial Systems Are Taking Off

Civil unmanned aerial systems (UAS) promise to be one of the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade—and it is going to change how work is done at your construction jobsite.This is according to Teal in its... Continue Reading

Why You Need Telematics for Fleet Management

Monitoring the health of a machine has evolved since technology was first introduced. Machine monitoring with telematics is the one technology that is gaining traction in many industries including construction. As fleets become connected... 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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