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Latest News from the Construction Industry

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Latest News from the Construction Industry






Ep. 82 - Optimize Your Jobsite for Higher Productivity & Profitability

Grade control and machine diagnostics can improve productivity and safety in construction. The challenge is learning how the technology works and implementing it on projects. Andrew Kahler, product marketing manager, John Deere WorkSight joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to talk about what this technology means for today’s contractor and the jobsite, discussing challenges, benefits and opportunities for the future.

Duration: 00:20:45

Ep. 81 - How Machine Control is Impacting Construction

Construction jobsites are humming with a number of different pieces of heavy machinery. The use of machine control can help accurately position machinery based on design models and GPS systems. This podcast will address how technology is continuing to evolve, and how heavy equipment operators can gain greater efficiency and accuracy on jobsites. Murray Lodge, senior vice president and general manager of the Construction Business Unit, Topcon, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss how...

Duration: 00:24:01

Ep. 80 - Using Mobile Data to Evaluate and Manage Your Construction Business

There is a big change happening today with the way construction workers interact with data, and it is impacting the dynamic of how work is done at the jobsite. Many contractors are already aware of this, but don’t necessarily know where to start. This podcast addresses the challenges and solutions. Isaac Barlow, founder and CEO, busybusy, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss how smartphones are changing construction technology and the best way to adopt mobile apps.

Duration: 00:23:48

Ep. 79 - 2018 Construction Market Outlook

2017 has been a big year for the construction industry, as the market has begun to pick up. This podcast will look to the future and identify trends about what to expect in the year ahead. Ken Simonson, chief economist, Associated General Contractors of America joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to discuss the construction market outlook for 2018, addressing trends related to labor availability, natural disasters, infrastructure funding, and emerging technologies.

Duration: 00:26:24

Ep. 78 - Using Big Data to Influence Equipment Operator Behavior

Labor productivity growth in construction has averaged only 1 percent a year during the past two decades. Big data and intelligent machines can help support construction companies out at the jobsite. How can your operators harness it? This question, and many more, will be addressed in this podcast. Karl-Johan Timbäck, productivity services business manager, Volvo Construction Equipment, joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG Radio to help operators understand how to interact with all this data.

Duration: 00:25:40

Ep. 77 - Additive Manufacturing is Coming to Construction

Since the early days of 3D printing, discussion has emerged about the potential benefits, hurdles, and opportunities for implementing additive manufacturing technology into the construction of full-scale buildings. While the technology is still in its infancy, it has the potential to significantly improve current construction methods. Will 2018 be the year of 3D printing for construction? Will this change how business is done out at the jobsite? Omid Davtalab, PhD candidate at University...

Duration: 00:30:23

Ep. 76 - Who Owns the Equipment Data?

Construction equipment is coming installed with more technology than ever before, but one question remains: Who owns the data? Is it the rental company, the manufacturer, or the construction company? Host Peggy Smedley is joined by Ronak Amin, business solutions professional, Komatsu America Corporation, to discuss all the considerations construction companies will need to keep in mind when leveraging data from equipment, including security, implementation, training, and more. Amin's...

Duration: 00:21:05

Ep. 75 - Leveraging the Latest Advances in Construction Equipment

The construction jobsite is changing, as new sensors, telematics, and advances in fleet management emerge. Fred Fakkema, vice president, compliance, Zonar, joins host Peggy Smedley to discuss safety and compliance, the ELD (electronic logging device) mandate, and what operators need to know about the changing construction jobsite. They take a deep dive into creating operating efficiencies and how to leverage the latest advances in equipment, all while meeting mandates and regulations.

Duration: 00:24:39

Ep. 74 - Construction Telematics Evolved

Where is there opportunity for improvement in your construction operation? Telematics technology is rapidly evolving, supplying massive amounts of data about your jobsite. Tony Nicoletti, director, strategy and business development, DPL Telematics joins host Peggy Smedley to discuss how telematics usage has moved from machine system monitoring to driver behavior and performance. Tony shares best practices for technology implementation, with a focus on safety and efficiency improvement.

Duration: 00:27:53

Ep. 73 - Inside Industry 4.0

Welcome to the next industrial revolution. Industry 4.0 is transforming the construction industry, and will increasingly impact workers and operators on your jobsite. Host Peggy Smedley is joined by Jose Blanco, associate partner from McKinsey, who leads the company's engineering and construction and digital efforts for North America. The two of them discuss why construction is one of the least digitized sectors and which technologies have the greatest potential in the short and medium term.

Duration: 00:30:07

Ep. 72 - Implementing a Drone Program for Your Construction Business

Last year, the FAA changed its rules on drone use. Now, the construction industry has the ability to fly them for everyday business, opening up new opportunities to leverage endless amounts of data. But there is still a lot to take into consideration. How do you get started? What steps should you take to train your staff? What do the FAA regulations really say—and what do you still need to be careful of? George Mathew, chairman and CEO of Kespry joins host Peggy Smedley to discuss all of...

Duration: 00:29:37

Ep. 71: Safe Excavation - Call 811

Every six minutes, an underground utility line is damaged because someone didn't call 811 at least two days before digging. This episode, featuring David Wisniewski, VP of utility commercialization at Vermeer Corporation, focuses on what contractors need to know in order to create a safer jobsite, in advance of August 11 National Safe Digging Day.

Duration: 00:36:07

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