Construction Technology News

Equipment rentals in the platform economy: A rising trend
Multibillion-dollar online platforms like Uber and Airbnb are inspiring efforts to create similar solutions for equipment rental, but there are challenges in making this a reality 
Danfoss launches software to accelerate autonomous machine development
The software consists of preprogrammed and pretested software blocks built into Danfoss’ XM100 autonomous controller hardware
Yanmar’s ‘next generation’ electric machine prototype
The prototype can automate fine manual tasks, helping with construction’s labour shortages
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Once complete, results will be published in a white paper across all KHL construction sites
Volvo CE launches electric equipment in new market
ECR25 Electric compact excavator and L25 Electric compact wheeled loader available for sale 
Balfour Beatty Vinci adopts digital concrete testing to cut carbon on HS2
Verifi enables real-time monitoring, measurement, and management of fresh concrete properties during transportation.
Construction sector is ‘most targeted industry by cybercriminals’
CovertSwarm says that ransomware attacks have grown exponentially over the last 12 months
Voice-enabled equipment management platform promises time and cost savings
New AI-powered feature controlled by voice - in English and Spanish - gives users real-time information about equipment
Hilti and Trackunit expand partnership
500,000 Hilti tools already viewable on Trackunit platform
Trimble completes first test of a fully autonomous soil compactor on live jobsite
Trimble says that the fully autonomous machine completed 37 hours of real compaction work
How construction equipment dealerships are evolving with a changing construction industry
The days when a construction machinery dealership would simply sell a piece of equipment and then perhaps sell parts or offer a repair service are disappearing.
Partnership to scale autonomous mining in Chile
The partnership will initially be focused on deploying Pronto’s OEM-agnostic Autonomous Haulage System (AHS) on Bell articulated dump trucks
Partnership launches first report in digital technology directory series
The first report in the series was launched in October
Leica and Junttan to ‘accelerate digital transformation’ of piling industry
Partnership to “unlock new possibilities and enhance the capabilities of piling professionals worldwide”
HP survey: Tech is the answer to solving ‘productivity problem’
The HP survey canvased the opinions of construction workers and decision makers from the US, UK and Germany
Winners for Construction Startup Competition 2023 revealed
Eight startups were announced as this year’s winners for Cemex Venture’s start up competition 
AllPlan announces latest version of BIM software for bridge design
The latest software has the ability to streamline construction schedules in a single window
Falsework and formwork: Is technology the competitive edge to winning new business?
Falsework and formwork specialists are focusing on digitialisation and sustainability, and tech is the competitive advantage to winning new business, reports Katherine Weir
Bechtel to speak at in-person Texas tech Summit
Kelley Brown, EPC Operations Manager of Renewable and Clean Power for Bechtel in North America to speak at March 18-19 event
Bentley Systems CEO: 2023 “groundbreaking” year for infrastructure intelligence
CEO says that companies using advanced digital tools see an average time saving of 18%
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