Construction Trends and Technologies
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All-in-One Mapping System

In real estate, one of the most common phrases is location, location, location. In the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry, it is often, information, information, information—and technology providers are working to... Continue Reading

More Power, More Safety During Demolition

Finding safer alternatives to handle tools is critical in the construction industry. Often, heavy vibrations can cause worker fatigue, which leads to injuries over time. Many companies are coming to market with new solutions that help... Continue Reading

BIM Can Improve Your Project

For the construction industry, lost time means lost profit—and thus many organizations are looking for any means possible to improve both. Enter BIM (building information modeling). This collaborative process changes how stakeholders... Continue Reading

Innovative Cement for Your Construction Project

One trend in the construction market is innovations in cement. Advances in technologies have led to improvements in the production volumes of cement manufacturers. The higher production volumes have also increased air pollution across... Continue Reading

Equipment Testing Goes to School

Kubota Tractor Corp., and the Texas A&M University System announced a strategic venture within its research and development program to test equipment performance in various applications within the Texas A&M University System on land and... Continue Reading

Construction Goes Digital

The ongoing digital revolution has the potential to disrupt the building and construction industry, bringing significant savings in time and cost, and perhaps superior quality as well, according to Lux Research.Technologies including... Continue Reading

3D Machine Guidance for Every Single Machine

By Randy Noland, vice president of sales and marketing, Hemisphere GNSSThe benefits of 3D positioning and guidance are well documented yet adoption remains mostly in its infancy. This is especially true when considering all of the... Continue Reading

Going Green to Save the Green

Green buildings are being considered as the modern day architectural marvels because of their potential to protect environment and transforming real estate market substantially—and this trend can be seen across the globe.India's National... Continue Reading

Water Utilities in Need of Repair

The urgent need for repairs to the massive, century-old water and wastewater networks in North America is drawing huge investments to distribution and collection networks. Climate changes, water availability, and extreme weather are... Continue Reading

Preventing Falls at Your Jobsite

Falls from heights continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 364 fatalities recorded in 2015, according to the BLS (Bureau of Labor Statistics). To remind and educate employers in the... 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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