Technology

How one tool can improve safety... and work-life balance too
Truce application allows employers to limit functions on company-owned mobile devices to prevent dangerous distractions on construction job sites
Autonomy and robotics benefit construction workers
Experts say technology is bringing forth a second industrial revolution, but the effects won’t mean fewer jobs for people, just different ones
Study: Augmented reality reduces costs, attracts workers
Research shows over half of construction professionals intend to invest in AR tech within the next two years
6 tools to help manage your construction business
From paying invoices to tracking change orders and keeping tabs on who’s showing up for work, there’s an app for that
Why don’t more contractors adopt machine control?
The debate over the benefits of retrofit vs. factory-fit continues, contributing to the currently untapped potential of what this technology can bring to construction
VIDEO: Ford’s all-electric F-150 Lightning now in production
The ‘Model T moment’ celebrates the industry’s first all-electric truck which Ford said is priced less than $40,000 and can travel up to 320 miles per charge
Equipment operators at the heart of Cat’s evolving tech approach
Automation, connectivity and electrification are at the core of Cat’s technology initiatives, which emphasize simplifying operation for the people behind the controls
Create and complete individual work logs with B2W Employee App
The application gives contractors comprehensive reporting on project status as work is being performed and streamlines data transfer for payroll processing
Registration now open for free-to-attend Construction Technology Summit 2022
This year’s theme is digital construction in the real world, which takes a deep dive into how contractors are using advanced technology on projects
iDig introduces a solar-powered automated excavator guidance system
Smaller contractors now have an affordable, sustainable option for machine control that can be used on equipment they already have
Telematics and the future of fleet management
How monitoring data streams via apps can drive down costs as well as carbon emissions, and one day possibly even enable machine fleets to run themselves
MyKomatsu digital hub allows contractors to manage mixed fleets in one place
Komatsu’s comprehensive digital hub, My Komatsu, enables contractors to get easy-to-interpret visual analyses of data collected from numerous sources
Astec furthers automation for asphalt industry through acquistion of MINDS
The plant automation control system and cloud data management platform aims to make automation more accessible to the asphalt industry
Ford reveals battery range of new electric F-150 Lightning
The buzz around the totally electric truck has generated over 200,000 preorders to date, but only time will tell how buyers in the construction industry will respond 
Help wanted: Contractors to build smart roads that pay them back
Tim Sylvester of Integrated Roadways explains his company’s vision for the infrastructure of the future, where roadways collect traffic data that ultimately pays all the bills
Leica’s new AP20 AutoPole designed for accuracy in autonomous workflows
The total pole station utilizes new software that ensures the correct mark is targeted and the height measured is accurate
Robotic lifts lend a helping hand when labor is scarce
JLG’s Rob Messina talks about the company’s development of remote-controlled and autonomous access equipment
Autonomous excavator system rivals human performance
University of Maryland research project aims to alleviate the skilled labor shortage as well as challenges to working in toxic environments with its robotic machines
The final frontier: NASA to fund Moon-based construction
The $6-million investment will help develop technology for the lunar space station
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
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