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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

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

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

Top Tech Trends for PPE

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used on construction jobsites across the globe, but today it continues to advance. Here are the top tech trends for PPE today and in the months ahead, which could change the way construction... Continue Reading

3 Ways Technology is Easing Drone Implementation

New and emerging trends surrounding drones continue to arrive at the jobsite. For construction companies, drones are quickly replacing land surveying methods as a way to collect jobsite data in a safe and efficient manner. The challenge... 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

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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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