ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 5 - Issue: 3 - 01/22/2016

Construction Blog Highlights

Construction equipment – telematics and GPS


At the Construction Today blog this month, Duane Gabor conducts an interview with Ryan Crandell at LoJack to learn how GPS and equipment usage data, such as fuel consumption, can help contractors uncover savings and derive more value from the fleets. Click here to read more.


Construction equipment – buy used or new?


Also at the Construction Today blog, construction blogger James White makes a convincing case for purchasing used equipment whether starting a new project or to meet other fleet expansion goals. Click here to read more.


What’s the Internet of Things have to do with construction?


Tom Sawyer, Deputy Editor of ENR, interviews members of the Industry Leaders Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) about the Internet of Things (IoT) in the future of construction. Embedding sensors in tools, equipment and materials enables the ability to track usage and measure performance. Not only does this help in production, but provides risk and safety benefits as well. Click here for the complete article.


Lean construction on the Ohio River


Attorney and construction expert James Salmon has been posting interesting articles and videos on his Collaborative Construction Blog. A post from last week provides feedback from Corps of Engineers professional on the use of lean construction at the Olmsted Locks and Dam project on the Ohio River. After watching this 1.25 minute video, be sure to check out some of the other “Up next” videos to learn more about lean construction and how it works.


Remote-control vehicles making their way to construction sites


The Buildsmart Blog this week highlights wireless-controlled vehicles introduced by Caterpillar and TORC Robotics. The promise of this technology is enhanced safety where equipment needs to work in dangerous conditions such as trenches, steep slopes or inside existing structures. Click here for the complete post and video.




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