2019 has been a landmark year when it comes to electric vehicles. So far, while highway-focused companies are capturing the most attention commercially and culturally, several exciting announcements have signaled the possibility of major shifts in the construction space that should catch the attention of eco-friendly and profit-minded professionals alike.
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.
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.
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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.
EY today announced that Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet® Chairman and CEO, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in Northern California. The awards program, which is celebrating its 31st year, recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Owens was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 23rd at The Fairmont in San Jose, California.