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Concrete is to the construction industry what silicon is to tech. With approximately 22 billion tons of concrete produced each year, concrete is the most produced product by volume behind clean water. As such a critical component of modern day construction, it has never been more important for construction professionals to understand the inherent challenges concrete poses to our infrastructure long-term.
This week marks the return of Safe and Sound Week, a nationwide event held each August by OSHA (Occupational Safety Hazard Association) to encourage businesses across the country to pay special attention to health and safety issues in the workplace, and take steps towards promoting greater awareness. Over 2,000 companies have already registered for the event, which runs until Friday.
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The construction industry has become progressively high-tech over the past two decades. Moving past what was once reliant on callused hands and sweaty brows, construction businesses have incrementally transformed their work environments through digitizing documents and designs, upgrading equipment with advanced technologies and connecting all ends of their operations through the IoT. Although these 21st century upgrades have contributed to permanent, positive innovation across the industry, the increase of interconnected online technology has also revealed critical cybersecurity threats which have yet to be properly understood or addressed by many construction professionals.
Automation doesn’t have to be a dirty word -- especially when it comes to construction. Despite periodic resistance from technophobes, assembly lines and automation processes have been steadily improving the way we produce and consume for over one hundred years. In the same way standardization and robotics transformed how we manufacture the automobile, modular construction is looking to reduce the time, energy and cost restraints which have long capped the efficiency of traditional building practices. As housing shortages inflate prices worldwide and put pressure on contractors to implement better solutions, recent initiatives in prefabricated construction have successfully demonstrated new frameworks for answering today’s demand and validated the viability of modular systems in the market.
Roland Machinery Co. turned to Ritchie Bros.’ online marketplace to move inventory.
Health risks are just as important as safety risks. Even though we may pay more attention to the instantaneous consequences of falling from heights or electrocution, construction industry health hazards can result in comparably detrimental effects on both lives and businesses. Despite taking longer periods to manifest, oftentimes invisibly, continual exposure to health hazards over the course of employment is known to cause career-ending chronic pain, physical disabilities or even premature death.
Following an announcement for LTE broadband functionality earlier this year, Komatsu has continued their streak of technological innovation by launching their own Center of Excellence (CoE) for Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS) in April 2019. This new Arizona-based hub will become the epicenter for all future planning, marketing, strategy, training and sales support for Komatsu's line of self-driving mining solutions.
What to look for when inspecting a used bulldozer for sale.
When it comes to heavy equipment, nothing is as pervasive as the dozer. It can be found hard at work clearing ground, pushing material, removing stumps or performing rough grading within the construction, agricultural, logging and mining industries. First conceived by Benjamin Holt in 1904, the dozer – or crawler tractor – has been the muscle behind many projects for over 100 years.