Construction Trends and Technologies
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The US Infrastructure Advantage

The United States once had an infrastructure system that was the envy of the world, but now a new report makes the case for how to move infrastructure forward—and this will impact how construction companies build these projects in the... Continue Reading

When Should You Use Polymer Concrete?

As compared to conventional concrete products, polymer concrete products have been shown to display a superior compressive strength as well as impact strength. Polymer concrete is capable of enduring high-frequency vibrations and can be... Continue Reading

Protecting Your Infrastructure Investments

The waterproofing membranes market is growing at a rapid pace. This growth is attributed to the growing building and construction industry in regions such as: Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America. These areas are... Continue Reading

Roofing Trends to Watch

The global roofing market could witness an increased focus in emerging economies. Development of technologies such as photovoltaic roofing systems used for roofing materials could also offer opportunities to make progress in the market... Continue Reading

Invest in Wearables for Increased Worker Safety

The latest trend gaining momentum in the protective work wear market is the arrival of wearable technology. There has been an increase in the adoption rate of the wearable technology in the construction industry.This technology is... Continue Reading

Hybrid Handlers Lift the Aerial Market

One trend in the construction industry today is the increased adoption of hybrid telehandlers. Challenges with the availability of fossil fuels have prompted new technologies such as hybrid telehandlers and electric telehandlers. The... Continue Reading

Leveraging Data to Boost Worker Productivity

By Guy Skillett, director of construction innovation, RhumbixTelematics is relatively well known as a concept, especially in the context of construction equipment, but what can it mean when applied to construction labor?Telematics... Continue Reading

Smarter Scanning for Your Construction Jobsite

For too long, the vertical dimension of a jobsite has been difficult to capture: the flight path was too complex to perform autonomously, which limited a drone's ability to collect accurate data for 3D modeling.3DR, makers of Site Scan... 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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