Host Peggy Smedley interviews world-class experts in construction, technology, occupational health and safety, regulations, and education so contractors can apply their lessons to optimize their jobsite.


Listeners discover how to implement the latest trends and technologies on their next construction project, allowing them to save time and money and win more bids.


CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio releases two new episodes each month. CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio podcasts are brought to you by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

 

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The construction industry needs to help build the new America. The challenge is the industry is facing a skilled worker shortage. This is where technology enters the equation. Peggy Smedley and Ralph Gootee, cofounder and CTO, PlanGrid, talk about the skilled labor shortage and how technology can help with recruiting. They also broach the topic of how technology can be used on many of America’s infrastructure projects, helping solve some of the challenges that teams face today. Listen Now

construction recruiting

Construction companies need to know where their assets are—and in the past this information hasn’t been readily available. Now, technology can help centralize all this information. Peggy Smedley and Doug Seyler, senior business analyst, B2W Software, talk about collaborative scheduling and dispatching in the heavy, civil construction sector. He gives some real-world examples of how a centralized software solution can connect schedulers and dispatchers with teams in the field to help optimize crews, equipment, and materials. Listen Now

construction scheduling and dispatching

The way major transportation infrastructure projects are being planned is changing at a rapid pace with the help of new technologies. This podcast focuses on advances in transportation construction including railways, roads, bridges, and more. Peggy Smedley and Terry Bills, global transportation industry manager, Esri, talk about major changes in transportation infrastructure projects, the integrations of new technologies, and the trend toward the “sensorization” or the digitalization of transportation assets and how that will impact the industry. Listen Now

transportation infrastructure

Minimal waste and an efficient workflow are two of the top priorities when working with materials such as cement and concrete. Contractors need a reliable solution that decreases the time of the labor force and reduces pollution. Mark Roberts, director of Verifi Research and Development, GCP Applied Technologies, chats with CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio Host Peggy Smedley about how it is advancing sustainability with connected devices and the future of devices in the concrete and ready mix industry. Listen Now

concrete sustainability

From equipment, to materials, to technology, and everything in between, asphalt and concrete paving is changing in the construction industry. Peggy Smedley and Andrew Jeffries, vice president of construction, Kansas Asphalt Inc. (K.A.I.), discuss everything from emerging technologies with paving equipment to how the materials have changed and the impact on the environment. They also address how the skillset requirements for worker to supervisor has changed and trends with workforce development associated with paving.
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Paving

Digital transformation is happening in the construction industry today. This podcast zeros in on helping teams get ready for the change. Peggy Smedley is joined by Claire Rutkowski, chief information officer, Bentley Systems. They discuss why the construction industry is behind, what is driving change and why construction is under pressure to leverage digital transformation to increase productivity. They also identify how to help teams through the change.
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digital

How to Save 50% Using GNSS Technology

3.27.2018 | Episode 86

Earthmoving is incredibly expensive. Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) produces ground that is at the correct slope, height, compaction and moisture faster for contractors. This podcast identifies how machine guidance technology works as well as applications for the construction industry. David Rowlett, U.S. manager for the Machine Control Division of Leica Geosystems joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG radio to discuss trends in the construction industry, the impact of technology, and the role of GNSS in construction, offering tips for the jobsite and insights for the future.

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machine guidance systems

Each year, 1.25 million people are killed on roads. Another 50 million are injured—but this can be solved with the help of technology. Road safety management, safer vehicles, and safer users are the first steps to reducing road accidents. David Braunstein, president, Together for Safer Roads, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to talk about road safety in the construction industry. Braunstein and host Peggy Smedley discuss training, technologies, and equipment safety.

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Work Zone Accidents

Mining technology and data collection has evolved in the last 15 years. Mining construction and operations contractors are now better able to predict extraction costs, increase machine efficiency and accuracy, and reduce their environmental impact. Steve Heap, vice president of commercialization for specialty excavation, pipeline, recycling, and forestry, Vermeer, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss how technology advances can improve equipment operator performance and lead to a safer and more productive jobsite. He discusses the four pillars of mining technology, and how remote machine operations lends itself to a generation of new operators that has grown up playing video games.

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mining technology

Construction companies face a unique set of challenges when it comes to asset management. Ensuring people, materials and equipment are in the right place at the right time is critical to the success of a project. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) can help automatically identify and track tags that are attached to objects. With RFID, contractors can reduce the amount of time it takes to find tools or equipment and eliminate reorders of misplaced materials. David Beaton, director of construction services, Atlas RFID, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss how RFID can increase labor productivity on construction sites and how a company can best deploy this technology today. 

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rfid technology

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