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Leica Geosystems: measuring the world for 200 years

Leica Geosystems: measuring the world for 200 years

Leica Geosystems AG, part of Hexagon, has been creating pioneering measurement solutions for nearly 200 years and have earned the trust of professionals worldwide. The wide range of core technologies – total stations, EDM (Electronic Distance Measurement), GPS/GNSS, 3D laser scanning, tilt and angle measurement, point cloud generation and analysis, and measurement software – is …

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How smart can machines get?

How smart can machines get?

Both have strategies for using technology, with Komatsu recently unveiling its SMARTCONSTRUCTION concept in Australia. Since the introduction of its D61EXi-23 “intelligent” dozer with fully automated blade control, Komatsu has introduced several intelligent machines (designated by having “i” in the model designation) in the dozer and excavator product lines. These intelligent machines are part of …

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Transforming construction efficiency with mobile technology

Transforming construction efficiency with mobile technology

In today’s highly mobile and fast-paced world, we hardly need to be told just how transformative mobile devices have been over the past decade. According to mobile tech research team GSMA Intelligence, there have been more mobile devices in the world than human beings since 2014. Familiar even to the most non-savvy user, mobile devices …

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An Aussie-first technology, driving push-to-talk radios into the digital age

An Aussie-first technology, driving push-to-talk radios into the digital age

ToooAir’s new products drives Australia’s operational communications finally into the digital age solving a host of operational issues, with solutions including: nation-wide push-to-talk communications; GPS tracking; dispatching software; instant voice and text messages; tunnel, basement and in-building coverage; and more. Sydney-based communications company, ToooAir has launched the Australian-first communications product – Push-to-Talk over Cellular (PTToC). …

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How solar powered RFID can monitor assets on remote sites

How solar powered RFID can monitor assets on remote sites

Radio frequency identification and solar technologies have combined to provide a flexible, inexpensive way to monitor equipment and people on construction sites. Each year, up to $1 billion in construction equipment is lost nationwide. Equipment at greatest risk includes light utility vehicles, work trucks, backhoe loaders, generators, air compressors, welders, skid steers and wheel loaders. Most equipment …

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Telematics has a firm place in construction

Telematics has a firm place in construction

The use of telematics in the construction space to manage fleet maintenance is still in its early days but its adoption is being fast tracked, thanks to some of the proven benefits of new technologies, including opportunities for companies to improve productivity, save costs and deliver better service to their customers. A new report by …

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Creating new construction ecosystems

Creating new construction ecosystems

Computer vision, machine learning, and cloud computing will create entirely new construction ecosystems. That’s the vision sketched out by Prakash Iyer, vice president of software architecture and strategy at Trimble navigation, who believes a constellation of key technologies are set to completely change how we perform construction in the very near future. Imagine a time …

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Role of autonomous trucks about to get bigger

Role of autonomous trucks about to get bigger

For several years autonomous mining trucks have been operating in Western Australia. The number of mining trucks driving themselves on Caterpillar’s autonomous Command system will soon more than triple. Cat recently announced that Australia’s Fortescue Metals Group has ordered 100 mining trucks be retrofitted with the autonomous mine truck platform at its Chichester Hub along with an …

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Taking the culture of safety global

Taking the culture of safety global

Founder and CEO Luke Anear, has taken SafetyCulture from his Townsville garage and expanded the business across the globe. Anear’s flagship product, iAuditor has also taken the industry by storm and has become the most widely used inspection app in the world. Inside Construction (IC) speaks to Anear about SafetyCulture and iAuditor. IC: Give us some …

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Survey: innovations that will have the biggest impact over next three years

Survey: innovations that will have the biggest impact over next three years

Architects, engineers and construction pros in the US anticipate the latest technologies such as augmented reality, BIM and 3D imaging laser scanning will have a significant impact on their jobs over the next three years. Yet they have concerns about the return on investment and learning curves associated with the adoption of these new technologies. …

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