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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With an outdated internet network being phased out for good, Ray Kosick with GPS Insight explains how to make the upgrade to 5G simple for construction firms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
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
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
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