Technology

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
Volvo invests in e-hauler production, innovation
Volvo Construction Equipment plans nearly $37 million in facilities, automation and ergonomics upgrades to its articulated-hauler factory to allow for ‘a more sustainable construction future’
Trimble advances paver autonomy with steering and screed width control
Trimble Roadworks 2.10 automatically steers Vögele asphalt pavers and controls screed width to match the 3D design
How will 5G impact construction?
The fifth generation of wireless technology, seen by some as the last piece in the connectivity puzzle, is on the horizon, but how will it change the way the industry works?
Interview: Cooperation in standardizing charging tech is key to electric adoption
Wacker Neuson exec says equipment manufacturers need to work together on charging technology to achieve widespread acceptance with consumers
Hyundai previews hydrogen-powered excavator concept
The only emission from the fuel cell stack is water, and experts say hydrogen might be an as-good or better alternative to diesel power than battery-electric solutions
John Deere upgrades GP motor graders with exclusive automation
Functions such as turning the grader around at the end of a pass or close control without using the inching pedal aim to make new or experienced more productive
Cummins and Shell project a fuel-agnostic future for internal combustion
Future heavy-duty vehicles may not all be electric, as development leaders from Cummins and Shell talk about natural gas, hydrogen, low-carbon fuels with a spark ignition engines as essential to reach 2050 targets
Tenty introduces wearable safety alert device for construction
Patent-pending telematics safety system is designed to reduce worker incidents and help construction companies and business consulting firms manage job sites more efficiently
5 areas equipment manufacturers are focusing their R&D
Productivity gains and reduced emissions are just two areas driving growth in R&D investment in construction
5 ways BIM could change the future of construction
Reduce project risk and save time and money by looking ahead at how standards and certifications might soon shape the way you do business
Leica Geosystems’ new safety awareness module aims to reduce accidents on job sites
Field-generated safety data is integrated into cloud-based collaboration platform Leica ConX, allowing decision makers to review incidents and assess operations over time and space
Komatsu Smart Construction Retrofit kits offer entry-level 3D guidance
Available on most Komatsu excavators, the low-cost guidance kit gives operators in the field and managers in the office access to 3D design and payload data 
Construction technology coming to your job site in 2022
What seemed out of this world just a few years ago is quickly becoming commonplace. What can you expect to see on your jobs in the next year and beyond?
The time has come for fleet managers to leave 3G technology behind
With an outdated internet network being phased out for good, Ray Kosick with GPS Insight explains how to make the upgrade to 5G simple for construction firms
Three contractors explain the why and how of machine control
CONEXPO-CON/AGG Tech Talks examine considerations involved in the decision to invest in machine control for construction fleets
Digital and automated surveying? Yes, please
The newest innovations in surveying have been refined to increase accuracy and efficiency, saving you time as well as money
VIDEO: How to charge electric construction equipment via solar power
Electrically powered equipment is intriguing for many reasons, so here are some answers to questions about the ease with which it can be charged
Drone-on-demand mobile app available for construction and more
With its downloadable app, Aquiline Drones Corporation aims to make commercial drones the next Uber
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