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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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Bio-Concrete Heals the Infrastructure Future

America’s infrastructure is failing, but what if “smart” materials such as concrete, metals, and plastics could heal themselves, creating a smarter infrastructure of the future?This reality might not be too far off, as researchers and... Continue Reading

Labor Shortage Plaguing the Construction Industry

The construction industry is experiencing a worker shortage, and new numbers are showing some staggering statistics that need to be addressed.The National Association of Home Builders estimates that in the United States, there are... Continue Reading

Just in Time for Winter - Win a New Jacket!

Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean work stops. Whether it’s rain, sleet or snow, you’re out in the elements. Is it time for a new jacket?CONEXPO-CON/AGG knows construction pros are working hard every day and demand tough gear. That... Continue Reading

Episode 50: Telematics Advances | Personal Safety

Tuesday, February 28, 2017Listen now to the full episode, or select from the segments below.Segment 1: Equipment AdvancesHost Peggy Smedley looks at how equipment is changing and advancing.Listen NowSegment 2: Telematics AdvancesPaul... Continue Reading

Visit AEM at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) brings manufacturers and customers together to provide the best return on investment for all participants. AEM trade shows are by the industry, for the industry, reinvesting revenues to... Continue Reading

New Skid Steer Loaders and Compact Track Loaders

For the construction industry, the right equipment makes a big difference on project performance—and equipment manufacturers are continuing to advance machinery with the construction industry in mind.Consider the new Final Tier 4 G... Continue Reading

Keep Tabs on Your Jobsite Off Hours

Jobsite security is of paramount importance to contractors concerned about project and equipment damage, especially when the worksite is vacant.To help resolve those concerns, Sensera Systems has introduced the SiteWatch-700 Series, a... Continue Reading

Register Now for the Hottest Ticket in Vegas

CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE March 7-11; Register Early and Save  The future will be front and center at CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE 2017; register now to save, with new Badge-Packs for added value and convenience, and access to the new... Continue Reading

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