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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

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

Construction Costs Rising in 2017

Could a rise in costs impact the construction jobsite? A recent report states that non-residential construction costs are going up in 2017.The Construction Cost Index for the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and five... 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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