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Smart Shoes Come to Construction

A worker dies from a work-related accident or disease every 15 seconds, according to a United Nations report. Even more experience long-term impact from accidents. Enter intelligent personal protective gear, designed with the data needed... Continue Reading

Top 5 Safety Trends for Road Construction

Every 5.4 minutes a work zone crash occurs, with roughly 25 percent of crashes involving large trucks and nearly half of all fatalities involving construction vehicles.“While these statistics are unsettling to say the least, there are... Continue Reading

Critical Technologies for Fleet Managers to Master

One of the biggest opportunities for a construction fleet manager is to gain insights from the data coming off the equipment. Leveraging this information will help make more informed decisions, ultimately improving the bottom line.Today,... Continue Reading

Using Tech to Map Infrastructure Deterioration

A rehabilitation project is currently underway on the bridge deck carrying I-87 over Pascack Road in New York. In order to quantify and map the concrete deterioration on the asphalt overlaid bridge deck, the project team turned to... Continue Reading

Low-Emission Engines for Construction

For machine operators, generous torque is critical, as it provides low revs, prompt response, low fuel consumption, low life cycle costs, low power-to-weight ratio, and so much more. Now, low-emissions industrial engines are more often... Continue Reading

New Concrete Technologies Increase Service Life

New hardening admixtures are advancing concrete. One of the big objectives of concrete solutions today is to eliminate the need for expensive repairs and replacements by substantially increasing the service life of buildings and... Continue Reading

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Technologies to Advance Bridge Construction

Bridges are one of the oldest transportation systems around. That means that most bridges are also in need of repairs or need to be replaced. Approximately one-fourth of the nation's 600,000 bridges require rehabilitation, repair, or... Continue Reading

Earthmoving Equipment for the Digital Jobsite

Heavy construction equipment is essential on any type of construction job to execute tasks on a project. Now, a number of factors are impacting how the equipment is used on construction sites around the world.Currently there is a rise in... Continue Reading

Solving Top 4 Problems on Jobsites through the IoT

Working on a commercial jobsite can be extremely fast-paced and frenzied, leaving contractors with little time to focus on more than the day-to-day. Finding ways to be more efficient, particularly when multiple subcontractors are also... Continue Reading

Disruptive Forces Threaten Equipment Triangle

By Al Cervero, AEM Vice President, Construction, Mining and Utility  Strong disruptive forces are on a collision course with the industry’s “equipment triangle.” The equipment triangle says OEMs manufacture... Continue Reading

The Need for Pipeline Infrastructure

A new report found that rejecting pipeline infrastructure would remove almost one-third of U.S. electricity generation capacity by 2030, dangerously raising electric rates nationwide.The report found that 31 percent of U.S. electricity... Continue Reading

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