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Episode 71: Safe Excavation - Call 811

Every six minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone didn’t call 811 at least two days before digging. This episode focuses on what contractors need to know in order to create a safer jobsite, in advance of the... Continue Reading

Everything You Need to Know about Digging Safety

811 is the federally designated call before you dig number to protect yourself and others from unintentionally hitting underground utility lines. There are millions of miles of buried utilities beneath the surface of the earth that are... Continue Reading

Precast of the Future: What You Need to Know

The precast construction industry is largely dominated by government-initiated infrastructural works. Countries such as China, India, and the U.S. are major markets witnessing significant growth.Infrastructural development is... Continue Reading

Repurposing Abandoned Power Plant

Remodeling and redoing old structures is a version of sustainability that has been around for a while. Recently, this concept was used when Birdseye Renewable Energy partnered with United Renewable Energy to take the unfinished Phipps... Continue Reading

Lowering Concrete Porosity to Reduce Cracking

The “Grow Wild” phase of construction at the Nashville Zoo at Grasmere, including new bear, monkey and rhino habitats, has just been completed in time for the busy summer season.During the past year, the construction activity... Continue Reading

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

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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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