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Top Construction Trends to Watch in 2018

The construction industry is constantly evolving and in 2018, experts must be comfortable with change in order to succeed. According to JLL’s new U.S. Construction Outlook report, the construction sector is in the mature stages of... Continue Reading

High-Tech Training for Welders

Technology can help with training, amid a labor shortage. For the construction industry, skilled labor is hard to find, but technology can help in a number of areas, including training trades such as welders.Workers trained in the latest... 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

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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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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