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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

Precast Construction Breaks the Mold

The precast construction market is driven by many factors such as a rise in urban population, the increase in industrialization and large-scale investments in the industrial and infrastructure sectors. The aforementioned are just some of... Continue Reading

Backhoe Market Loaded with Growth

The backhoe loader market is set to surpass $4 billion by 2026. The top global players accounted for a nearly 85-percent revenue share of the $2.14 billion backhoe loader market in 2015. APEJ (Asia Pacific excluding Japan), the largest... Continue Reading

Latin American Construction Market Hot

Things will be heating up in the construction market in Latin America. The growth will be headed by large projects, welcoming governments and constant infrastructure improvements.A recent report by Research and Markets indicates various... Continue Reading

Digging into the Excavator Market

Japan’s excavator market will get a boost from upcoming projects in the capital and surrounding area. The excavator market is expected to grow at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of approximately 18 percent from 2017-2021, according... Continue Reading

Innovation for Infrastructure

The construction industry will help drive the next-generation of infrastructure using technology. However, it will require all project participants—municipalities, contractors, subs, tech providers and more—to come together... Continue Reading

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

Technology: Impact on Highway Construction

Infrastructure projects are complex and have a unique set of requirements. Contractors working on these types of projects need to be aware of regulations, safety mandates and so much more in order to succeed.In fact, a new report on the... Continue Reading

The Future of Excavators

Equipment is becoming connected—offering new ways to improve business processes at the jobsite. Now, one analyst is predicting growth in the excavator market, due to anticipated recovery of the infrastructure sector, among other factors... Continue Reading

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Ep. 79: 2018 Construction Market Outlook

2017 has been a big year for the construction industry, as the market has begun to pick up. This podcast will look to the future and identify trends about what to expect in the year ahead. Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated... Continue Reading

Episode 68: ELD Mandate | Rent or Buy

Tuesday, July 11, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Infrastructure AheadPeggy Smedley starts the show by exploring the latest news that just might transform infrastructure construction in... Continue Reading

Episode 40: Tracking Assets | VR at the Jobsite

Tuesday, December 13, 2016Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: LiDAR Market TrendsPeggy Smedley starts the show by examining a report that identifies growth in the LiDAR market and discusses what... Continue Reading

Attendees Continue to be Amazed at CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Attendees braved rising temperatures and thick crowds both indoors and outdoors at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE on Thursday, navigating the 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space.The breadth of equipment on display across the Las Vegas... Continue Reading

The Excavator of the Future

Increased government spending on infrastructure is driving new technology to be placed on excavators. Infrastructure development is of prime importance in any country, as it is directly proportional to the economic growth of a nation.At... Continue Reading

Sustainability: The Future of Building Materials

Imagine a construction jobsite without 3D printers, robots, and drones. Instead, there are simply building materials that are able to take shape on their own, helping build the jobsite of the future.While this reality is certainly a ways... Continue Reading

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