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Are You Set for New MEWP Standards?

Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards in North America are coming within the next year, and one of the more significant equipment changes is the addition of platform load sensing technology.MEWPs (Mobile Elevated Work Platforms... Continue Reading

IoT Improves Infrastructure Effectiveness

The IoT (Internet of Things) is anticipated to make a substantial impact on physical infrastructure, cities, and buildings. Improving the operational effectiveness and efficiency, safeguarding assets, and establishing new value-added... Continue Reading

Smart Meters Counting on Efficiency

Factors such as government policies and mandates in developed economies and accurate billing and improved customer service are driving the use of smart meters. High installation costs are a restraint for the market.The smart meters... Continue Reading

New Bucket Options for Wheel Drive Loaders

For construction companies, equipment is still one of the most used and valuable tools on the construction jobsite, which is why enhancements to the machinery is critical to improving business operations.Many manufacturing companies... Continue Reading

Bitumen Changing the Game for Construction

Bitumen, in the recent years, has become an integral part of various applications in major industrial and road construction sectors. The mixture is made of highly sticky, black, and viscous organic liquids that are entirely soluble in... Continue Reading

Mini Excavator Market on the Move

In addition to the rising demand from the rental market, stringent environmental laws and regulations also play a prominent role in driving equipment changes in the construction industry. The government is taking severe measures to... Continue Reading

Machine Tools of the Future

Machine tools are useful to the construction industry, and they are changing at a rapid pace. The machine tools market in the U.S. will grow and evolve through 2021.A major driver for the market is an increased demand for fabricated... 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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