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The Motion Computing R12 is a rugged Windows tablet designed for construction

The Motion Computing R12 is a rugged Windows tablet...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 21, 2014

Even though adoption of new software, devices and other technologies have a lot of room to grow when it comes ...

Technology is still not a top priority for most construction firms, but improving economy could change that (INFOGRAPHIC)

Technology is still not a top priority for most...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 03, 2014

A recent survey indicates that while technology is not a top priority for the majority of construction firms in North ...

VIDEO: FieldLens demos Google Glass for construction jobsite collaboration and reporting

VIDEO: FieldLens demos Google Glass for construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 07, 2014

At ConExpo this week, we chatted with FieldLens CEO and co-founder Doug Chambers who was kind enough to throw on ...

The Samsung Galaxy S5′s best new feature is that it’s both dust- and waterproof

The Samsung Galaxy S5′s best new feature is that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2014

Whether you love your iPhone or can't imagine using a device with a small display, you have to admit that ...

Topcon unveils the LN-100: world’s first 3D positioning solution designed for BIM and construction layout

Topcon unveils the LN-100: world’s first 3D...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 24, 2014

If you've ever felt like a total station is more tool than you need or understand, Topcon has come up ...

No. 1 in 2013: The 5 best smartphones for construction work

No. 1 in 2013: The 5 best smartphones for construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 30, 2013

Remember that excitement we mentioned about the Caterpillar B15? It inspired us to go through the available options and rank ...

Contractors are spending more time with their smartphones: have increased app, social media and tablet use as well

Contractors are spending more time with their...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 30, 2013

While our 2014 Internet Use and Social Media Survey does not show the dramatic contrasts that our 2013 survey did, ...

Construction firm saves $1.2 million by switching from paper plans to iPads and Apple TV combo

Construction firm saves $1.2 million by switching from...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 22, 2013

For some people, adopting new technology comes easy. They naturally want whatever is newest and fastest. But for most, the ...

Google’s secret construction software platform could cut construction costs, planning time in half

Google’s secret construction software platform...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 25, 2013

The same folks that gave us Google Glass and are working to make driverless cars a reality are hard at ...

Why most contractors don’t use telematics and how AEMP and AEM are trying to change that

Why most contractors don’t use telematics and how...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 25, 2013

One of the biggest and most confounding challenges in the heavy equipment industry is how to get more construction companies ...

House printing, crawling, concrete-eating demo robots point to automated jobsites of the future (VIDEO)

House printing, crawling, concrete-eating demo robots...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 18, 2013

As we noted in our piece on Komatsu's new D61i-23 dozer, which uses machine control technology to automatically raise and ...

Don’t ignore telematics: How gradually adopting the technology greatly benefits your largest expense

Don’t ignore telematics: How gradually adopting...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 01, 2013

“We think machine communication and connection is a huge change event for the industry, a complete game changer,” Kevin Karlix, ...

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