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    All-electric Ford F-150 Lightning sparks interest as electric vehicles make waves

    Pickup truck aficionados and first-timers alike are anticipating new electric releases from Ford, Tesla, Rivian and Chevy.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    Pepper Construction wins AGC Innovation Award for AR/VR training

    The association also honored an app that can be customized to a jobsite's safety protocols and mobile COVID-19 treatment pods.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    How A.I. can change the way you view your jobsite for the better

    In one year, a construction camera takes at least 25,000 photos of the jobsite. With thousands of photos, this visual data is rarely utilized to its fullest. When paired with an advanced visual data system, unlocking the insight behind the images is easy.

    Oct. 25, 2021
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    9 construction social media influencers to watch

    From Instagram to YouTube to TikTok, these content creators are making waves in the building trades.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    Deep Dive

    After years of 'Made in China,' suppliers look to alternatives

    The risks of single sourcing from China have been brewing for years, but they bubbled up even more during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Shefali Kapadia • Oct. 19, 2021
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    Consigli tests robots for automated building layout system

    The Rugged Robotics vehicles create faster, more precise field layouts than humans with chalk and tape measures and could soon have other applications.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Oct. 13, 2021
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    Ring launches security system for jobsites

    Geared toward small and medium-sized builders, the product is designed to address the increasing incidents of equipment and material theft on U.S. construction sites.

    By Oct. 6, 2021
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    Q&A

    ConTech Conversations: CEO says robots can't replace human workers

    Versatile co-founder Meirav Oren talks with Construction Dive about technology's role in solving some of the industry's biggest problems.

    By Sept. 29, 2021
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    Supply chain challenges aren't going away anytime soon

    Businesses should prepare for continued disruption and increased costs, writes a supply chain expert at CBRE.

    By Joe Dunlap • Sept. 23, 2021
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    After backlash, Sherwin-Williams adds contractors to $600M Cleveland project

    Despite the addition of several Black- and women-owned firms, local activists have decried the lack of diversity in higher-level roles.

    By Updated Sept. 20, 2021
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    Sarcos brings 5G to robot network

    The technology firm's partnership with T-Mobile will allow workers to remotely control its robots using augmented and virtual reality.

    By Sept. 8, 2021
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    8 construction technology firms that made funding waves

    From drones to field printers, tech firms are creating innovations for the construction industry and launching multimillion-dollar fundraising rounds.

    By Aug. 4, 2021
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    College to offer bachelor's degree in BIM

    Georgia Highlands' four-year degree will feature advanced training in BIM and VDC, as well as business and construction management courses.

    By July 28, 2021
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    Sponsored by White Cap

    Safety helmets vs. hard hats

    Learn the difference between hard hats and safety helmets and why it matters.

    By Randy Hall • July 19, 2021
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    Face masks could soon come with COVID-19 rating labels

    Safety standard organization ASTM International is leading an effort to establish standards for reusable face coverings.

    By Kim Slowey • Oct. 21, 2020
  • 3M safety product to minimize suspension trauma

    A new strap on 3M's safety harnesses, developed in collaboration with Skanska USA, will help protect workers who have fallen, the manufacturer says.

    By Sept. 30, 2020
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    Lendlease unveils restroom pod for vertical jobsites

    The H³ Wellness Hub has hot, running water and a flushable toilet and is designed to be hoisted into place, while upping the level of dignity and respect shown to workers on site. 

    By Sept. 28, 2020
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    Researchers receive patents for prestressed concrete innovation

    Swiss scientists are investigating new possibilities for self-tensioned concrete beams with carbon fiber-reinforced plastic inside, which helps make the building material easy to work with yet durable and stable.

    By Sept. 16, 2020
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    OSHA: N95 masks protect against the coronavirus

    In recently released guidance, the agency explains why N95 respirator filters are effective at protecting users from the virus that causes COVID-19.

    By Updated Oct. 26, 2020
  • Materials prices rise for second straight month since COVID-19 crisis began

    New analysis shows soaring lumber and petroleum costs were the biggest contributors to rising materials prices for contractors, with lumber prices up 50% since mid April.

    By July 12, 2020
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    Fisher Sand and Gravel wins $1.3B border wall job

    The contract is being questioned by a high-ranking House Democrat, who earlier asked the Defense Department to determine if another Fisher wall project was properly awarded. 

    By Kim Slowey • May 21, 2020
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    Deep Dive

    How construction firms can prepare for a potential second wave of COVID-19

    Although work is restarting in most jurisdictions, contractors can't let their guard down regarding coronavirus precautions for the future.

    By Kim Slowey • May 18, 2020
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    ConEXPO-CON/AGG 2020: Get the most from your mixed fleet with comprehensive machine health views and utilization data

    Take a fresh approach to fleet management with comprehensive machine health views and utilization data.

    March 3, 2020
  • Coronavirus impacts could have ripple effect on US construction industry

    When it comes to unexpected developments on factors like materials prices, American builders are not immune to the effects of the global epidemic.

    By Feb. 19, 2020
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    AGC Convention & CONEXPO 2020: "How Smart Technology Can Save You Over 100% on Your Parts Costs Each Year."

    Today’s savvy contractors are well aware of the critical role parts purchasing and management play in fleet up time. The economics are very complex.  Operating cost associated with parts is very high, but many fall short in creating efficiencies because of the pressures of keeping thei...

    Feb. 3, 2020