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FAA drone rules OK most construction uses, but put a major one in question

FAA drone rules OK most construction uses, but put a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 16, 2015

On Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration issued its proposed rules on the commercial use of small drones, otherwise known as ...

Topcon unveils host of new products and upgrades, announces partnership with GOMACO

Topcon unveils host of new products and upgrades,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 06, 2015

The Topcon press conference at World of Concrete was chock-full of new products and a few interesting corporate developments. On ...

Catch jobsite thieves in real time from your phone with the Eyetrax Ranger Series construction camera

Catch jobsite thieves in real time from your phone with...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 04, 2015

Security cameras are cheap and easy to find, but most have shortcomings. The Ranger Series construction camera from Eyetrax solves ...

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin leasing automated construction fleets

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

With consecutive showings on our annual Innovations awards, the Equipment World staff has talked pretty extensively about Komatsu's Intelligent Machine Control ...

“Doom” begets DIRTT: How a classic video game inspired revolutionary construction software (VIDEO)

“Doom” begets DIRTT: How a classic video...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 21, 2015

More than 20 years after its release, it's easy to see how "Doom" was a preview of the future of ...

Leica DISTO E7500 laser distance meter measures up to 500 feet

Leica DISTO E7500 laser distance meter measures up to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 21, 2015

Tape measures only get you so far, and they're not the fastest way to take measurements, especially when you have ...

WorkplaceAware Safety reporting app can keep near misses from turning into serious accidents

WorkplaceAware Safety reporting app can keep near...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 20, 2015

For every reported fatal workplace accident there are 29 minor injuries and 300 near misses that go unreported. And anybody ...

Convert AutoCAD into Topcon construction solutions

Convert AutoCAD into Topcon construction solutions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 19, 2015

Topcon's eXchange software add on saves time by converting for AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering design data into files compatible ...

John Deere releases series of online videos to explain how its WorkSight and telematics tech optimizes jobsites

John Deere releases series of online videos to explain...

Posted by Patty Vaughan on Jan 16, 2015

For those out there still on the fence about telematics or just looking to learn a bit more about how ...

Jobsite Unite’s social platform streamlines construction project information

Jobsite Unite’s social platform streamlines...

Posted by Amy Materson on Jan 09, 2015

Crews can streamline communication on the worksite with Jobsite Unite, a new mobile and web-based communication platform that allows superintendents, ...

FAA gives Chicago contractor, Ohio design firm and Trimble permission to fly drones

FAA gives Chicago contractor, Ohio design firm and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 17, 2014

Though the Federal Aviation Administration has largely dropped the ball with regard to establishing regulations for commercial drone flights, the agency ...

Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it, control it, get out in front of it…or it will control you

Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 15, 2014

You've probably heard the hype about the Internet of Things—small sensors, transmitters and computer chips embedded in everything from thermostats ...

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