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Further empowering construction companies to improve productivity, run more efficiently and decrease maintenance costs, Case Construction Equipment announced the introduction of its SiteWatch app for the iPad. Whether in the field, on the road or on vacation, the SiteWatch app provides business owners and fleet managers with in-depth performance, productivity and maintenance data — conveniently delivered to their iPad.

Topcon Positioning Group’s new data controller — the FC-500 — has numerous features and benefits, including a large 4.3-in. touchscreen display and 5MP camera with built-in LED flash. The FC-500 is designed for the professional operating Topcon Magnet field, site and layout software and Topcon’s pocket 3D.

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have announced that 19 data points will be part of a standard being developed and maintained by the two Associations and their memberships.

AEM and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) along with a global contingent of heavy equipment manufacturers and fleet managers have agreed on a defined set of asset data that, when communicated remotely via telematics, can be sent to the end user of the equipment.

Lifting specialist Transdata is making a major contribution to the renovation of the National Mane Garrincha Football Stadium in Brasilia, federal capital of Brasil, which will play host to a series of FIFA World Cup matches in 2014. Once complete, the capacity will be increased from 41,000 to 70,064 and the stadium will be the second largest in Brasil.

The Equipment Lock Company (TELC) — a company that manufactures and sells anti-theft and safety locking devices for all types of trucks and heavy equipment — will now offer customers DataDot Identification Technology. TELC is partnering with DataDot Technology USA to offer DataDot Identification Technology to the construction, utility, container and various related markets.

Construction employment increased in just half the states plus the District of Columbia from June 2011 to June 2012, but declined in a slim majority of states in the past month, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

HONOLULU (AP) Traffic officials will be using a federal grant to develop a high-resolution image database of Oahu to help determine where to best use road repair and maintenance resources. Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle announced July 6 that a $1.05 million grant to the city will be used for a so-called Pavement Management System database.

Construction employment declined in 153 out of 337 metropolitan areas between September 2010 and September 2011, increased in 145 and stayed level in 39, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released Oct. 2, by the Associated General Contractors of America.

Leica Construction Office (LCO) software provides contractors with the ability to verify design data before taking it to the field, eliminating costly rework due to unverified data being loaded directly to the machines. Leica Construction Office gives contractors the ability to edit and modify designs, develop stakeout point files, calculate volumes, handle terrain models and advanced reporting functions essential for contractors.

The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), the leading association for the work truck industry, launched the new Market Data and Industry Statistics section of NTEA.com. This new section, designed to support members in the running of their businesses, provides comprehensive statistics and market data ranging from the latest trends in U.S.