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3 Technology Game Changers for Contractors

While the construction industry has historically had the lowest spend on IT and technology, the landscape is rapidly changing. Almost all contractors are using construction management software for scheduling, estimating, job costing, and... Continue Reading

Skid Steers: The Workhorse of the Jobsite

As equipment prices rise, some construction companies are looking at skid steers as the go-to-equipment to help get the job done, as it is compact, productive, and can easily migrate from one jobsite to the next. Combine this with the... Continue Reading

CANbus Keypads Safeguard Construction Equipment

CANbus keypads offer benefits for construction equipment operators. CANbus controls give operators access to a greater number of functionalities in a smaller footprint. The controls are also advancing, making operation simpler, safer and... Continue Reading

The Need for Augmented Reality in Construction

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are offering unique opportunities for construction. The market is anticipated to grow, bringing new use cases and business models for the industry.The market dipped a bit in 2017, primarily... Continue Reading

Bridge Construction as Easy as ABC

For construction, two big priorities on bridge projects are ensuring contractors are safe and traffic is not impacted. Many bridges being built today use accelerated bridge construction (ABC) methods to reduce risks to workers and... Continue Reading

Top Tech Trends for Construction Tires

As construction equipment has grown in the last couple of decades, in terms of size, power, weight and speed, so too has the need for off-the-road (OTR) tires that can keep up with the increased demand.“Tire manufacturers have... Continue Reading

How Safety Software Can Prevent Worker Injury

Safety continues to be a top priority in the construction industry. According to the National Safety Council, in 2016, the U.S. experienced 161,374 preventable deaths, 44.5 million injuries, and $967.9 billion in costs.Some of the main... Continue Reading

LIDAR Helps Build Route 49

Safety, communication and efficiency are critical on construction projects. Technology can help improve these areas of business, among others.This is the case for Michael Baker, a provider of engineering and consulting services including... Continue Reading

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Bio-Concrete Heals the Infrastructure Future

America’s infrastructure is failing, but what if “smart” materials such as concrete, metals, and plastics could heal themselves, creating a smarter infrastructure of the future?This reality might not be too far off, as researchers and... Continue Reading

Labor Shortage Plaguing the Construction Industry

The construction industry is experiencing a worker shortage, and new numbers are showing some staggering statistics that need to be addressed.The National Association of Home Builders estimates that in the United States, there are... Continue Reading

Just in Time for Winter - Win a New Jacket!

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean work stops. Whether it’s rain, sleet or snow, you’re out in the elements. Is it time for a new jacket?CONEXPO-CON/AGG knows construction pros are working hard every day and demand tough gear. That... Continue Reading

Episode 50: Telematics Advances | Personal Safety

Tuesday, February 28, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Equipment AdvancesHost Peggy Smedley looks at how equipment is changing and advancing.Listen NowSegment 2: Telematics AdvancesPaul... Continue Reading

Visit AEM at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) brings manufacturers and customers together to provide the best return on investment for all participants. AEM trade shows are by the industry, for the industry, reinvesting revenues to... Continue Reading

New Skid Steer Loaders and Compact Track Loaders

For the construction industry, the right equipment makes a big difference on project performance—and equipment manufacturers are continuing to advance machinery with the construction industry in mind.Consider the new Final Tier 4 G... Continue Reading

Keep Tabs on Your Jobsite Off Hours

Jobsite security is of paramount importance to contractors concerned about project and equipment damage, especially when the worksite is vacant.To help resolve those concerns, Sensera Systems has introduced the SiteWatch-700 Series, a... Continue Reading

Register Now for the Hottest Ticket in Vegas

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE March 7-11; Register Early and Save  The future will be front and center at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017; register now to save, with new Badge-Packs for added value and convenience, and access to the new... Continue Reading

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