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Top 4 Construction Equipment Advances

Equipment is advancing in the construction industry. Many manufacturers are focused on making their machines smarter through the use of proprietary technology systems that make operations more efficient.“It’s important to look at... Continue Reading

New Grade Guidance Technology for Excavators

Guidance technology on construction equipment offers a number of benefits. It can improve productivity, uptime, and lower daily operating costs.Today, many of the equipment manufacturers are coming to market with new machines—such as... Continue Reading

Rental Houses Embrace IoT Technology

For many construction companies, renting construction equipment is a big part of the business model. Renting offers a number of advantages such as being able to leverage a more modern fleet, without the upfront costs. Now, rental... Continue Reading

Advances in Hydraulic Excavators

The hydraulic excavator market is seeing new advancements. With the rising demand for infrastructure projects, along with the growing use of technically advanced hydraulic excavators, construction companies will have new equipment... Continue Reading

Telematics: The Story Behind the Machine

Many construction companies have been reluctant to embrace technology and favor paper-based, manual processes—but that is all beginning to change.The cost of labor, fuel, and materials continue to grow and construction companies can no... Continue Reading

GPS: Positioning Your Project for Success

Today, competitive construction companies are looking for ways to save costs and reduce the amount of time searching for lost assets—including tools, equipment, and materials. To help, companies are incorporating global positioning... Continue Reading

New Generation Brings New Technology

As many construction companies are passing the business down to the younger generation of construction workers, new ownership is more often looking to technology at the construction jobsite.Better efficiency, data, and communication are... 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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