Technology

Sneak a peek at Caterpillar’s record-breaking CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibit plans
Caterpillar’s largest-ever CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibit investment pays tribute to those who build while showcasing new equipment, technology and services
B2W to demonstrate new construction software and connectivity features at CONEXPO
The recent Trimble acquisition says its new features supply more and better data to the field to boost efficiency
PlanHub’s preconstruction platform aims to help GCs win more bids
Cloud-based solution allows general contractors to post projects for free, invite subcontractors and suppliers to bid, increase overall bid coverage, and compare bids 
Cat Smart Dozer cut a skid steer’s time to finished grade with no GPS
New Cat GB120 and GB124 Smart Dozer Blade for skid steers puts an operator-enhancing 6-way dozer with Stable Blade and Slope Assist on your compact loader
From lasers to GPS: A history of machine control, Part 1
The idea for machine control on heavy equipment began in the 1960s with the first laser prototype, built in California for military range finders
VIDEO: Boston Dynamics’ latest robot lends a hand on the job
This video shows ‘Atlas,’ a human-shaped robot helping to advance robotics for practical purposes, offering valuable help to a co-worker at the top of multi-story scaffolding
Volvo CE’s new safety system reduces job site collisions
Collision Mitigation System assists operators while working in reverse and automatically applies service brakes when a wheel loader approaches any obstacle
Better progress monitoring on job sites
Laser scanning, photogrammetry and videogrammetry - and their integration with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles - will change the game of staying on time and on budget
Cat invests in California battery specialist Lithos Energy
Caterpillar said the investment demonstrates its commitment to support customers in energy transition with lower-carbon power technologies for hybrid and full-electric machines
Latest advances in wearable tech protect workers’ health and safety
New technologies alert end users to personal dangers while providing valuable data that could help in preventing future incidents
Will job sites be fully autonomous in the future?
There have been significant heavy equipment autonomy announcements in just the past year alone and the signs suggest this is just the beginning
5 ways telematics can reduce construction equipment downtime
Telematics has an important role to play to help companies overcome tightening economic conditions
Tech topics for today and beyond
Here’s a sample of technology reports from the past year, covering areas that are still conceptual to those which are quickly becoming the standard for today’s construction firms
Caterpillar partners with a customer to bring robot haul trucks to smaller sites
Adapting MineStar driverless haulage to smaller and fewer trucks is expected to improve safety and productivity as it does at autonomous mines
Research shows construction professionals using digital workflows for improved productivity
Findings indicate general contractors that focus on building construction are utilizing the technology and reaping greater benefits than those involved in civil construction
B2W Software’s 2023 user conference to be held immediately prior to CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023
‘Performance  Driven’ is the theme of the event which is centered on collaboration among hundreds of users throughout North America and the B2W team
VIDEO: How might technology help solve the labor shortage?
This panel discussion from Trimble Dimensions in Las Vegas includes industry experts who dig into the roots of this critical issue and how technology offers hope for effective solutions
Construction pros make predictions for how tech will affect their business
In this roundup of opinions, contractors and suppliers look ahead at the intersection of technology, safety and productivity in 2023 and beyond
NASA awards $57.2-million contract to develop construction tech for use on the Moon
Austin-based tech developer ICON is working on building infrastructure to support sustained lunar exploration, including landing pads, habitats and roads
New products and services announced at Trimble Dimensions
Trimble Construction Cloud, powered by Microsoft Azure, is one of several noteworthy introductions made during the annual user conference
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