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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

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

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

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

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

10 Infrastructure Investment Predictions for 2018

We’ve all heard it many times before; construction will see greater investment in infrastructure in 2018. But a new report states there are some key trends that have influenced federal and state governments to invest in the nation’s... Continue Reading

New Waterproofing System Showcases Innovation

Concrete continues to advance to eliminate any water penetration. For example, the Metropolitan Transportation Service (MTS) recently unveiled a new, high-efficiency wheel truing pit to keep rail cars rolling smoothly.On this project, an... Continue Reading

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2017 Construction Trends in Technology

In this wave of rapidly changing technologies, construction is midway in terms of digital transformation. More than half of all commercial construction firms have at least made a partial transition to the cloud, digitized their plans and... Continue Reading

Top Construction Apps for Today's Jobsite

Where you once may have grabbed a tool from your kit, you can now open up an app on your smartphone to get the job done onsite. Technology is rapidly changing how contractors make decisions and deliver efficiencies to all aspects of the... Continue Reading

Top 15 Tips for Flying a Drone

The use of drones in construction is on the rise. They can be used in many applications, from survey mapping to job monitoring. As construction companies decide to implement this technology, figuring out how to use a drone takes time... Continue Reading

Earthmoving Equipment Moving Forward

The rise in infrastructure projects and urbanization are propelling the construction industry forward. One sector that is benefiting from the new projects is the earthmoving equipment sector.But in a field where the basic concept doesn’t... Continue Reading

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