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Construction Dumpers Meet Emission Standards

Last August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new guidelines for emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, such as construction dumpers, to reduce carbon pollution... Continue Reading

Episode 64: Safety Technology | Safety Culture

Tuesday, June 6, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Safety StatisticsPeggy Smedley looks at some startling statistics related to safety in construction.Listen NowSegment 2: Challenges... Continue Reading

Equipment Finance Confidence Eases

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Foundation released the May 2017 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and... Continue Reading

Got Mold, Got Problems

Buildings should not be designed in silos. Despite advances in technical understanding and higher standards for building performance, like building envelope air tightness, the design task for the building envelope is still being... Continue Reading

The Future Is Safety

Time and time again, everyone involved in commercial and industrial products will hear the phase “Safety First.” To some, it’s just a simple line thrown around because “that’s what you’re supposed to say.” To others, safety drives... Continue Reading

Concrete Cooling Solutions

The driving factor for the concrete cooling market is the demand from the Middle East regions and regions with high temperatures. Infrastructure projects that require mass concrete supply are also a factor for this market. Concrete... Continue Reading

Building’s Backbone Is Getting Stronger

The recovery of the construction industry in developed markets of the U.S., Germany, and U.K. is expected to foster growth for the global structural steel market. An increasing awareness among end-users due to advantages such as design... Continue Reading

How to Grow with the AAC Market

The AAC (global autoclaved aerated concrete) market is driven by a number of factors. The increased emphasis on green buildings, the use of recycled material for AAC production, and the superior characteristics of AAC, in comparison to... Continue Reading

Energy-Efficient HVAC Growth

The growing need for energy-efficient HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, increasing construction activities, and augmenting demand for integration of modern technology in control systems and equipment are few of... 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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