Construction Trends and Technologies
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The Evolution of Transportation Planning

Construction road projects are changing at a rapid clip—especially considering the emergence of connected and automated vehicles. This trend is impacting how transportation planning is done and construction projects are delivered... Continue Reading

How PPPs Build Infrastructure

Growing populations and aging infrastructure are straining the capacity of most nations to deliver services and grow their economies. In fact, the International Finance Corporation suggests it will cost about $2 trillion a year to... Continue Reading

Ep. 86: How to Save 50% Using GNSS Technology

Earthmoving is incredibly expensive. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) produces ground that is at the correct slope, height, compaction and moisture faster for contractors. This podcast identifies how machine guidance technology... Continue Reading

The Right Tool for the Job? A Smart Tool.

Consider this: a project with technology that can track the worksite and fleets that can be monitored with telematics. All of this technology is already here today, and it is changing what the construction jobsite looks like—and will... Continue Reading

Concrete Tech Saves Cracking Dam

Durable and waterproof concrete is critical to many structures. Such is the case of the Jucazinho Dam in the northeast corner of Brazil, which has been completely renovated and repaired.The dam was originally completed in 1998 and is 100... Continue Reading

Hyperloop Aims for Missouri Route by 2021

A new project in Missouri is changing how infrastructure is built. The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition recently developed an agreement to move forward with a feasibility study of an ultra-high-speed Hyperloop route along I-70 in Missouri... Continue Reading

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The Speed and Impact of Telematics

$1.2 trillion. That is the amount of money that companies spend annually on business travel. Imagine if that number could be reduced. Well, it can.Technology can help address some of the inherent challenges with travel in any business... Continue Reading

Taking Stock of New Technologies at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

CONEXPO-CON/AGG attendees took stock of the new technologies incorporated into equipment on display at the show, and they said that an improving business environment is spurring confidence in purchasing decisions.“We just enjoy seeing... Continue Reading

Taking Advantage of Loader Technology

Technology in loaders is advancing, allowing for increased production and easier operation at the construction site. This builds on the overall trend that construction equipment is bursting with tech innovations, opening up new... Continue Reading

Top Five Hottest Tech at the Jobsite

The construction business is changing. More and more jobsites are being outfitted with technology solutions that increase productivity, safety, and collaboration. However, where should your construction company focus its attention? What... Continue Reading

Construction Costs Rising in 2017

Could a rise in costs impact the construction jobsite? A recent report states that non-residential construction costs are going up in 2017.The Construction Cost Index for the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and five... Continue Reading

Top Five Technology Game Changers

Spending on personal technologies is massive and expected to grow to $2.7 trillion a year by 2019, according to Gartner. The analyst firm is now forecasting the top five personal technologies that will disrupt business.Many of the... Continue Reading

Dozers Include Intelligent Features

Technology continues to grow in the construction market and that includes equipping heavy machinery with tools designed to make the job easier.For example, Komatsu America Corp. recently introduced the D155AXi-8 Radio Control dozer, the... Continue Reading

Drones Taking off in Construction

The use of drones is growing in the construction industry, as construction professionals increasingly understand the benefits they offer for surveying and other important jobsite tasks.In fact, throughout the next decade, rapidly... Continue Reading

Wearables: A Look at Smart Helmets

The progress made with mixed-reality technology and its potential to transform on-site workflows has placed increased demands on wearable technology, which comply with safety regulations.Tech companies continue to address the challenges,... Continue Reading

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