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Augmented Reality Growth Not Virtual

The development of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) technology is changing the way people see and learn.For example, some AR applications enable users to virtually try on glasses, clothes and many accessories. Wearable... Continue Reading

Cranes: Technology at the Top

Cranes are perhaps one of the most recognizable types of construction equipment. That may partly be due to the fact they can be seen hoisting materials up high, or sitting atop of a new structure being built. Crane models are available... Continue Reading

2017 Construction Trends in Technology

In this wave of rapidly changing technologies, construction is midway in terms of digital transformation. More than half of all commercial construction firms have at least made a partial transition to the cloud, digitized their plans and... Continue Reading

Drone-enabled Services Take Off

The global commercial drone-enabled services market is poised for take-off.The growing application of commercial drone-enabled services in construction, agriculture and law enforcement means the market for such services will witness high... 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

Top Five Emerging Technologies

From basic hardware to heavy equipment and everything in between, the construction jobsite continues to change and advance with the advent of new technologies. But what are the top emerging technologies to keep an eye on? One analyst... Continue Reading

Smart Devices Driving Mobile AR

Construction professionals are increasingly relying on smartphones and tablets at the jobsite, and those devices serve as a significant driver for the growth of the mobile AR (augmented reality) market, according to a market research... 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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