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Smarter Structural Health Monitoring

The rapidly aging infrastructure in North America and Europe is expected to drive the structural health monitoring market. Structural health monitoring solutions improve the performance of the structures such as commercial and... Continue Reading

Tech for Truck-Mounted Cranes

Construction equipment continues to evolve, and as the equipment changes, construction professionals will need to identify how it will impact their business.For instance, Technavio’s report predicts that the global truck-mounted crane... Continue Reading

Designing and Building "Solar Ready"

Solar installed on Solar Ready buildings maximizes financial returns and can cover 100% of energy needs including electric loads, vehicle charging, heating, and cooling of the entire building. Solar is the fastest growing new energy... Continue Reading

Rental Set for Strong Growth

The new five-year forecast for equipment rental industry revenues released by the American Rental Association (ARA) continues to call for steady gains, and expectations for growth are greater than in the previous forecast.The issues... Continue Reading

Construction Equipment Around the Globe

The needs of construction equipment vary from market to market, and watching the trends happening across the globe are critical to driving new innovation forward.For instance, the market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region was... Continue Reading

How the Asphalt Market Is Shaping Up

The latest trend in the global asphalt market is modern pavement technologies. New technologies for paving highways and bridges are being introduced, where asphalt might find greater usage. The demand for porous asphalt is expected to... Continue Reading

Ease Design with BIM Software

The BIM (building information modeling) market is expanding at a rapid pace. There is enhanced communication and coordination through the asset lifecycle management process that is useful to construction professionals. Government... Continue Reading

Are Your Materials Getting Smarter?

An increase in the adoption of energy-saving glass with new infrastructural and construction projects in the developed and developing regions is coming.The Construction Glass Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, says this... 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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