Technology

Coming soon: Zero-emissions haul trucks
Cummins and Komatsu will collaborate on zero-emissions power technologies, including hydrogen fuel cell solutions, for large mining haul truck applications
Hilti upgrades Jaibot, its semi-autonomous drilling robot
The mobile unit can now align with digital plans and automatically adapt planned drill holes to pre-defined installation zones, among other improvements
Hexagon pushes reality capture to next level with new Leica BLK360
The new 3D scanner creates photorealistic, accurate digital twins in 20 seconds
What’s next: Volvo CE tests world’s first hydrogen-powered hauler
A prototype of the Volvo HX04 shows the potential that hydrogen and fuel cells bring to future equipment, but commercialization is likely still five or more years away
It’s not a silly question: What exactly is BIM anyway?
Here’s an explanation for why ‘better information management’ has the power to greatly improve processes and productivity for all stakeholders involved in a project
Electrification tops U.S. construction trends
A study by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) suggests construction firms will look to electrification to meet regulatory and social pressures, and reduce costs
Soil Connect’s new module eases sharing of data with regulatory bodies
Patent-pending eRegulatory eliminates paper tickets and automatically captures and saves essential data to be shared with stakeholders
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
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