Technology

With advancements in technology coming faster than ever, no industry can afford to miss out on the latest trends. Read about the breaking news in construction technology as it happens, and learn how you can make the latest tech work for you and your business.


Metso is introducing a unique drag and drop 3D crushing and screening plant configurator that enables professionals in the mining and aggregate industries to design more productive and efficient plants through real-time insights. The design and simulation tool, called My Plant Planner, is available on metso.com and is free for anyone to use.

The crane, rigging, and specialized transportation industry relies on people with technical skills, but faces a shortage of qualified workers. In order to promote the career opportunities in this fast-paced, high-tech sector, Lift & Move USA connects students and educators with the people, equipment and companies that work in crane, rigging and specialized transportation operations.

Ramtech continues to gain momentum with its wireless security solutions. The company has introduced two new products - WES CONNECT and REACT - to help owners and construction professionals save lives, protect assets, and gain valuable insight to site safety performance using real-time data.

Cemen Tech has announced significant upgrades to ACCU-POUR Office and Mobile, the company's advanced suite of cloud-based productivity solutions for volumetric concrete mixer users. Brimming with new features, ACCU-POUR continues to grow and evolve based on the needs of today's concrete contractors.

Pointfuse Limited and Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon company, announced the start of a global cooperation and development agreement that streamlines the use of reality capture in established digital construction, space management and visualization workflows.

Ferry Point Park, located in the Bronx, is in the midst of an $11 million, 18-month project to transform an old landfill into a pedestrian walkway, which is also inclusive of a salt-water marsh and parking lot. Key to the transformation is the collaboration of Pioneer Landscaping & Asphalt Paving Inc.

The digitization of the working world has long become an integral part of the crane industry. With this in mind, Demag's IC-1 Remote cloud solution enables remote access to and diagnosis of all relevant crane data from any location – including online troubleshooting by Demag Support.

Headquartered in Countryside, Illinois, IUOE Local 150 represents approximately 23,000 members, and trains apprentices in numerous industries, including earth moving, hoisting, concrete pumping, drilling, landscape construction, pipeline construction, aggregate production and others.

TruckIT, a construction technology firm specializing in dispatching and electronic ticketing solutions, has launched a comprehensive upgrade to its technology suite. The UI/UX redesign of the Web Portal and Mobile App contains several enhancements and new features, including TruckIT's paperless ticketing system with mobile capability for DOT inspectors.

ESCO, a provider of ground engaging tools for surface mining and infrastructure, has released a major upgrade of its Track Pro asset tracking system to add global coverage and meet the needs of a larger user base. ESCO Track Pro, the rugged asset tracking system for mining and infrastructure applications, now features global location monitoring via satellite and cellular networks.

CM Labs Simulations' expanded crew training capability enables multiple operators to complete a collaborative task within the same virtual work site, from connected simulators. With the launch of a new crew training exercise that focuses on earthmoving equipment, CM Labs adds to its roster of collaborative learning options.