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Customize Your Drones: Here’s How

The small model unmanned aerial system (UAS) fleet is forecast to more than double in size from 1.1 million vehicles in 2017 to 2.4 million units in 2022, according to the FAA. Construction is one industry that is benefiting from the use... Continue Reading

Managing Documentation for Transportation Projects

Many infrastructure and transportation construction projects are leveraging digital technologies. Teams are beginning to embrace change in order to transform how projects are built and assets ultimately operate.One example of this comes... Continue Reading

LTE Reaches Construction Mines

Technology can help increase mine safety and construction efficiency. However, one of the biggest challenges in mining construction is the lack of network connectivity to enable all this innovation.Lately, companies have been working to... Continue Reading

5 Construction Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

It is an exciting time for the construction industry. Although traditionally reluctant to embrace technological change, economic constraints and long-term labor shortages are forcing contractors to search for new ways to enhance... Continue Reading

Dozers Get Smarter with New Grade Control Systems

Grade control technology is changing how operators use construction equipment. Today, dozers are getting an infusion of technology to deliver precise grading performance.One recent example comes from John Deere, which announced its power... Continue Reading

Safety Sets Pace for Heavy-Hauling Equipment

Safety features on equipment come in many different forms—from stability, to automatic lighting, to connectivity, and so much more. Today’s vehicles are coming equipped with new advances to help make a construction jobsite a little bit... Continue Reading

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Top 6 Wearables for Safety at the Jobsite

154 million by 2021. That is the number and date according to an ABI Research report anticipating growth for enterprise device shipments. In fact, the report suggests that wearables in the workforce are becoming more prominent. This will... Continue Reading

20 Tips from Veteran CONEXPO-CON/AGG Attendees

CONEXPO-CON/AGG is big, and it can be overwhelming if you are attending for the first time. We asked veteran attendees to share their best advice for first-timers coming to the show. Here are 20 things you need to know before you travel... Continue Reading

AI and Robotics: The Future of Construction

Often, the concept of AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics are combined into one futuristic notion of how advanced intelligence and technology will impact business.However, the concepts—each very different in nature—serve a specific... Continue Reading

Skid Steers of the Future

Construction equipment, such as skid steers, continue to advance at a rapid pace. For operators out at the jobsite, understanding the new technical features can help improve how they work.Jeff Brown, product specialist, Caterpillar... Continue Reading

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