Technology

6 top tech stories take a look ahead
Here’s a selection of news items hinting at how construction is set to change in the years ahead, not just in the equipment used but in how and what it will be used for
Six construction technology trends to watch in 2022
With increasingly scarce resources, there’s a necessity to create more with less, and government and stakeholder pressure means the industry needs to focus on sustainability
Forward-thinking contractor increases project volume by 65% through tech investment
CSCI Construction’s move toward cloud-based solutions and mobile apps helps to connect its people, projects and processes in real time
Komatsu’s new smart drone and mobile app help with project management
Smart Construction Field and Smart Construction Drone are new job site technologies designed to keep projects on time and on budget
One giant leap: Komatsu develops construction equipment for use on the moon
Komatsu will create and operate a hydraulic excavator in cyberspace, using digital twin technology, and compare its movements with actual equipment on Earth 
EquipmentShare’s apprenticeship program aims to recruit skilled workers
New program will draw attention to emerging careers in the modern construction era, many of which are directly connected to technology
Trimble field software now available as a subscription service
It’s now easier for contractors to implement and scale Trimble’s machine control and construction surveying solutions with no large, up-front costs
Honda tests autonomous work vehicle at Black & Veatch construction site
The fully electric Honda AWV towed and transported construction materials, water and other supplies at a large-scale solar energy construction project in New Mexico
Giatec updates concrete-testing SmartRock technology
First announced at World of Concrete in 2020, this jobsite solution now has dual temperature-monitoring capabilities for mass concrete applications
Is a hydrogen-powered Bobcat coming soon to your fleet?
Scott Park, president and CEO of Doosan Bobcat, talks about the viability of hydrogen-powered construction equipment and overcoming the obstacles to its adoption
John Deere the latest OEM to make decisive move toward a cleaner future
Equipment maker invests in ClearFlame Engine Technologies as part of its strategy to accelerate low and zero-carbon powertrain technology
2D vs. 3D machine control: Which is right for your construction business?
Case Live event lays out various machine control options and what to consider when weighing whether to invest in a solution for your fleet
EquipmentShare debuts operating system to improve productivity for construction
The new software, T3, includes a suite of apps that help contractors digitize their operations to enhance efficiency and performance
Is electric equipment the answer for your construction business?
Construction machinery is rapidly evolving to become greener and cleaner, but questions remain over whether the latest advancements in electric power can pay off for contractors
GM to install 40K EV chargers across North America
Following its recent tease of an electric Silverado pickup model, General Motors ups the ante on its commitment to phasing out petroleum-powered vehicles by 2035
VIDEO: Volvo launches Lego-inspired loader
Watch as Volvo CE designers describe the development of soon-to-be-unveiled loader
California contractor shows what digital twins can realistically do for construction
Technology has allowed San Francisco-based Swinerton to significantly reduce travel time and associated costs for clients, architects and subcontractors, shaving money and time off projects
Volvo introduces three new electric compact machines
Coming to the U.S. early in 2022, battery-powered models are said to perform like traditionally powered machines, but with a lot less sound and maintenance
John Deere and National Grid unveil electric backhoe concept
The battery-powered 310X is designed to provide the same level of performance as Deere’s 310L diesel-powered backhoe 
John Deere adds 470G to SmartGrade excavator lineup
SmartGrade excavators offer four grade management options, including SmartGrade, SmartGrade-Ready with 2D, 3D Grade Guidance and 2D Grade Guidance
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