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Advanced Controls & Technology Improves Cranes

Cranes can be configured to suit the different needs of jobs—especially with the advent of new technologies such as telematics, cameras, and technologies related to lifting capacities. This makes the jobsite more efficient when it comes... Continue Reading

Making Automated Vehicles Work for Construction

The technology for autonomous vehicles continues to advance—and they soon may be driving on to your construction jobsite.Each year, the number of states considering legislation related to autonomous vehicles has gradually increased, and... Continue Reading

Building a Strong Construction Safety Culture

Safety is improving in the construction industry, according to the National Safety Council, (NSC), but the occurrence of serious injuries and fatalities in many industries continues to rise. In fact, 2016 was the third consecutive year... Continue Reading

Safety Sets Pace for Heavy-Hauling Equipment

Safety features on equipment come in many different forms—from stability, to automatic lighting, to connectivity, and so much more. Today’s vehicles are coming equipped with new advances to help make a construction jobsite a little bit... Continue Reading

Automated Trucks Heighten Construction Safety

Construction work zone accidents are on the rise. The most recent numbers from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration show that there is a rise in work zone crashes since 2013.On average, a work zone crash... Continue Reading

How Safety Software Can Prevent Worker Injury

Safety continues to be a top priority in the construction industry. According to the National Safety Council, in 2016, the U.S. experienced 161,374 preventable deaths, 44.5 million injuries, and $967.9 billion in costs.Some of the main... Continue Reading

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

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Top 6 Wearables for Safety at the Jobsite

154 million by 2021. That is the number and date according to an ABI Research report anticipating growth for enterprise device shipments. In fact, the report suggests that wearables in the workforce are becoming more prominent. This will... Continue Reading

20 Tips from Veteran CONEXPO-CON/AGG Attendees

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is big, and it can be overwhelming if you are attending for the first time. We asked veteran attendees to share their best advice for first-timers coming to the show. Here are 20 things you need to know before you travel... Continue Reading

AI and Robotics: The Future of Construction

Often, the concept of AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics are combined into one futuristic notion of how advanced intelligence and technology will impact business.However, the concepts—each very different in nature—serve a specific... Continue Reading

Skid Steers of the Future

Construction equipment, such as skid steers, continue to advance at a rapid pace. For operators out at the jobsite, understanding the new technical features can help improve how they work.Jeff Brown, product specialist, Caterpillar... Continue Reading

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