Tags: Technology

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

Jan 26, 2016

AI, robotics expected to claim nearly 500,000 construction jobs by 2020

An estimated 5.1 million jobs are expected to be lost in the next five years due to advances in technology, specifically those in artificial intelligence, machine-learning, 3D printing and robotics, according to a report from the World Economic Forum. Of those ...

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Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot and an orbiting “Loiter” mode

Jan 22, 2016

Parrot unveils fixed-wing Disco drone with autopilot and an orbiting “Loiter” mode

Outside of surveying uses, the vast majority of construction applications for unmanned aircraft require multi-rotor drones like DJI's Phantom series. The helicopter-like function of these drone models allows for way more versatility thanks to their ability to hover and capture ...

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John Deere elects Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to its board of directors

Jan 13, 2016

John Deere elects Intel CEO Brian Krzanich to its board of directors

Brian Krzanich, the chief executive officer of technology giant Intel, has been elected to the Deere & Company board of directors. The addition of Krzanich is a huge get for Deere as the company and its competitors in heavy equipment manufacturing work ...

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Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy equipment production

Jan 12, 2016

Caterpillar studying how drones can enhance heavy equipment production

Caterpillar is continuing the emphasis it has placed on predictive machine analytics in the last year with a collaboration that will explore how drones can assist in the collection of that data and more jobsite insights. The company recently announced a ...

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Caterpillar’s online fleet management quiz is quick way to get acquainted with telematics

Dec 09, 2015

Caterpillar’s online fleet management quiz is quick way to get acquainted with telematics

Much of Caterpillar's focus as of late, beyond its corporate focus of drastically reducing costs, has been on technology. Specifically, outfitting machines with more technology and sensors so that Cat customers are able to mine the most minute operation data ...

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Topcon debuts the Falcon 8, a rotary wing drone for mass data collection

Nov 25, 2015

Topcon debuts the Falcon 8, a rotary wing drone for mass data collection

Contractors, surveyors and engineers are finding all kinds of new and useful applications for unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones. Topcon has introduced a new product into this market, the Falcon 8–powered by Ascending technologies– designed for inspecting and ...

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Komatsu says its drone-powered automated equipment service eliminates 20-30% margin of error in soil volumes (VIDEO)

Oct 20, 2015

Komatsu says its drone-powered automated equipment service eliminates 20-30% margin of error in soil volumes (VIDEO)

Much like here in the U.S., Japan is experiencing a severe lack of skilled construction and craft workers. And right now, that shortage is only being amplified as Japan is in the middle of several stadium construction projects as the ...

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Caterpillar’s Era of Analytics: Coaching customers, autonomous machines and more tech the Iron Giant is planning for the future

Jul 19, 2015

Caterpillar’s Era of Analytics: Coaching customers, autonomous machines and more tech the Iron Giant is planning for the future

Five years ago, hardly any heavy equipment was connected with telematics, says Paolo Fellin, vice president of construction and infrastructure industries at Caterpillar. Today, he says, the company has more than 300,000 connected machines worldwide. "Two years ago, when I visited ...

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Five factors of fuel efficiency for mobile equipment

Jul 02, 2015

Five factors of fuel efficiency for mobile equipment

Fuel expense in owning and operating aggregates equipment is a constant and will account for about 50 percent of total machine operating costs. Fuel prices have recently been on the decline, but based on history, this trend will soon reverse. ...

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Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and translate your telematics data for you

Jun 05, 2015

Volvo CE’s new SmartCare service will monitor and translate your telematics data for you

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a new fleet management assistance service that takes the manufacturer's dealer involvement to a new level. The new SmartCare service will include three tiers:Basic, Plus and Complete. As you progress from Basic through Complete, your Volvo ...

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Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Feb 20, 2015

Manufacturer news: Sandvik Construction; Bridgestone Commercial; Vermeer Corp.

Seventy-five people representing nearly 50 distributors worldwide attended Sandvik Construction Mobile Crushers and Screens’ inaugural Global Distributor Conference held in Ireland Jan. 12-15. The program included three days of keynote sessions and workshops at the Slieve Russell hotel. The final ...

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Make plans to attend AGG1

Feb 03, 2015

Make plans  to attend AGG1

It’s time to finalize your plans to attend the AGG1 Aggregates Academy & Expo, which is, once again, co-located with the World of Asphalt. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, through Thursday, March 19, at the Baltimore Convention ...

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