Construction Trends and Technologies
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How to Win the Bid

With the amount of competition in the construction industry for projects, there are many challenges construction companies face when trying to win work.Procurement market intelligence firm SpendEdge recently examined the advantages and... Continue Reading

BIM Moves Forward

Construction companies have an arsenal of tools to improve operations both in the office and at the jobsite—and often it all starts at the very beginning, in the model.The BIM (building information modeling) process is changing how work... Continue Reading

Infrastructure that Heals Itself

Self-healing materials have the ability to repair damages on their own due to their mechanical friction and with the efflux of time. Post injury, the molecules of these materials re-adjust to replicate the original material. Initiation... Continue Reading

Recording Project Progress

Daily reports are a necessity on the jobsite and technology can help make it smoother and easier. Filling out forms directly from mobile devices means workers no longer have to waste time at the end of the day becoming paper-pushers.As... Continue Reading

How to Quickly Map Your Site

Technology innovations can happen in the blink of an eye. The drone industry has provided a lot of solutions for the construction industry. Being able to survey an area in a fraction of the time with more information is here.For instance... Continue Reading

Infrastructure Demand Drives Rebar Market

The need to modernize infrastructure is continuing and so too is the need for more advanced construction materials at the jobsite, take for instance, steel rebar.Increasing consumption of steel rebar in infrastructure, housing, and... Continue Reading

IoT for Intelligent Buildings

Internet-connected devices that collect and communicate data are changing the way the construction industry does business and the way that buildings are built.Today, Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled intelligent building solutions are... Continue Reading

Saving Costs on Your Projects

According to the latest procurement intelligence report from Technavio, the global building materials market should be on the rise during the next five years due to strong global economic growth, increase in the commercial activities... Continue Reading

Smart Highways: Reinventing the Road Ahead

Smart highways aim to integrate technology to make roads safer, smarter and more energy efficient. With these benefits in mind, it's no surprise that many countries are ready to invest in smarter roads for tomorrow. In fact, the global... Continue Reading

How BIM Speeds Up Construction

Technology for building information modeling (BIM), takeoff, and estimating is changing the way the construction industry does business.The amount of estimating-related information included in a model can vary greatly. As a result... 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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