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Where’s Your Worker?

Technology can help track the location of workers to improve productivity and safety. This can reduce the number of incidents that happen on a jobsite, while also reducing the number of claims and worker compensation costs. It can also... Continue Reading

How A Demolition Bot Can Grow Your Business

One small company uses a demolition robot to grow its business. Bader Group is a company with only 15 employees, but it is constantly looking for ways to improve efficiency and productivity; and that is where technology and innovation... Continue Reading

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

The Secret to Creating a Safer Construction Site

The instinct to be safe is a primal one. Humans and animals are equipped with the fight or flight response to react to external threats. Beyond what is instinctively available to us, there are many devices and items to keep everyone... Continue Reading

Silica Mandate: What You Need to Know

 As seen with asbestos and lead-based paint, it can take some time for exposure to cause health issues and difficult to identify the causal factors. Recently, a rule has come down to further protect construction workers from exposure to... Continue Reading

Addressing the Human Element in Jobsite Safety

When it comes to safety on the jobsite, the goal is that at the end of the day everyone goes home to their family. The reality is that the goal is not always met. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,836... Continue Reading

Episode 69: Autonomous Trucks | Equipment Uptime

Tuesday, July 18, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Green FleetsPeggy Smedley talks about new ways that fleets are going green.Listen NowSegment 2: How Autonomous Trucks Will Advance Work... Continue Reading

Episode 51: Asset Management | Trucking Trends

Tuesday, March 7, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: The Tech ExperienceHost Peggy Smedley highlights some of the latest technology innovations for construction.Listen NowSegment 2: Asset... Continue Reading

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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

Rock Solid Growth for Concrete Printing

3D concrete printing is an innovative construction method that promises to be highly lucrative in the construction field.Three trends are the growth of 3D concrete printing: green construction, the need save time, and growing cost... Continue Reading

Silica Mandate: What You Need to Know

 As seen with asbestos and lead-based paint, it can take some time for exposure to cause health issues and difficult to identify the causal factors. Recently, a rule has come down to further protect construction workers from exposure to... Continue Reading

The Future of the Connected Jobsite

Better performance. Increased efficiency. Exceptional precision. It’s no secret that emerging technologies have improved the compact equipment industry. But what’s next?Let’s jump ahead 10 years to 2027 and enter the era of connected... Continue Reading

Episode 41: Asphalt Advancements | Equipment Tech

Tuesday, December 20, 2016Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Hydraulics Get an UpgradePeggy Smedley examines the impact of infrastructure spending on the global hydraulic cylinder market.Listen... Continue Reading

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