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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 ...

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, ...

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Braven BRV-X rugged bluetooth speaker brings tunes to the jobsite

10th Day of Construction Gifts: Braven BRV-X rugged...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 19, 2014

Why should the guys and gals running closed-cab equipment be the only ones who get to enjoy some music while ...

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 ...

RFID engine meter from OEM Data Delivery gives telematics information at a fraction of a big-system cost

RFID engine meter from OEM Data Delivery gives...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 15, 2014

If you're intrigued by telematics-based equipment monitoring but hesitate about the cost, OEM Data Delivery has a RFID system that ...

Rugged new Trimble LL300S laser level stands up to jobsite abuse

Rugged new Trimble LL300S laser level stands up to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 11, 2014

Sensitive electronics don't mix well with rough jobsite conditions, but the new generation Spectra Precision LL300S laser level was built ...

Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based system that monitors an operator’s fatigue

Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based...

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 10, 2014

Las Vegas-based Caterpillar dealer Cashman Equipment has now made available a fatigue monitoring system for heavy equipment operators. Initially rolled out ...

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