Construction Trends and Technologies
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Solutions for Finding Skilled Labor

The construction industry’s skilled labor shortage is costing it huge amounts of money.Just how much money, exactly?In the case of equipment repair technicians alone, a 2015 study conducted by The College of William & Mary on behalf of... Continue Reading

Your Heavy Hauling Checklist

Not properly securing your load, especially when hauling construction equipment, can have dire consequences. According to a recent three-year study put out by the American Automobile Association, more than 200,000 crashes were the result... Continue Reading

Measurements Made Easy

The next generation of connected tools are coming to the construction jobsite. Many tech companies offer platforms designed to manage tools, but recently many tool manufacturers are coming to market with their own connected solutions... Continue Reading

Developing an Accurate Construction Project Budget

Historical data can guide the project budgeting and estimating process, and a thorough understanding of equipment costing and jobsite variables can help ensure the profit margin you desire.When developing a construction project budget... Continue Reading

Wood-Metal Hybrid for Lightweight Construction

Sustainability is key when developing new materials for the construction industry. Wood is the perfect source material because it is a renewable resource and has the ability to be recycled at the end of its service life.  Researchers at... 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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