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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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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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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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

Grade control and machine diagnostics can improve productivity, profitability and safety in construction. The challenge is learning how the technology works and implementing it on projects. Andrew Kahler, product marketing manager, John Deere WorkSight joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to talk about what this technology means for today’s contractor and the jobsite, discussing challenges, benefits and opportunities for the future.

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grade control technology

Construction jobsites are humming with a number of different pieces of heavy machinery. The use of machine control can help accurately position machinery based on design models and GPS systems. This podcast will address how technology is continuing to evolve, and how heavy equipment operators can gain greater efficiency and accuracy on jobsites. Murray Lodge, senior vice president and general manager of the Construction Business Unit, Topcon, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss how contractors can stay competitive and make big productivity gains in 2018. 

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construction equipment machine control

There is a big change happening today with the way construction workers interact with data, and it is impacting the dynamic of how work is done at the jobsite. Many contractors are already aware of this, but don’t necessarily know where to start. This podcast addresses the challenges and solutions. Isaac Barlow, founder and CEO, busybusy, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss how smartphones are changing construction technology and the best way to adopt mobile apps. 

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Mobile Apps in Construction

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