On-Site Magazine

Machine Control

December 7, 2020  

Volvo simplifies Dig Assist, making it easier for operators to create plans

An update to Volvo Construction Equipment’s Dig Assist machine

October 19, 2020  

New series of Topcon total stations for survey, machine control applications

Part of a full workflow solution, Topcon Positioning Group

October 6, 2020  

What the construction industry needs to consider to address the ongoing labour shortage

The decreased labour force in the construction industry presents

July 16, 2020  

Brandt firms up GeoShack acquisition after delay

Two weeks after the Brandt Group of Companies’ acquisition

July 6, 2020  

The continued advance: Automation, augmented reality and the onward march of machine control

Excavators equipped with machine control are becoming more common

July 3, 2020  

GeoShack to remain Topcon dealer for Ontario after Brandt deal falls through

An agreement between dealers GeoShack and Brandt that would

June 3, 2020  

Brandt to acquire GeoShack’s Ontario operations, become exclusive Topcon dealer for Canada

The Brandt Group of Companies continues to expand its

May 28, 2020  

Executing on design: Calgary engineering firm leans on new equipment technology to move into construction

Increasingly automated equipment is helping erode the traditional boundary between engineering and construction

April 27, 2020  

Contractors have new ways to leverage data; the key is separating what matters from what doesn’t

It’s almost impossible today to buy an appliance or

April 3, 2020  

Hitachi shows off Solution Linkage Integrated Grade Control for Dash-6 excavators

  Coming shortly to its Dash-6 excavators — starting

March 31, 2020  

Leica brings semi-autonomous functionality to iXE3 3D platform

  The iXE3 3D excavator machine control solution from

November 4, 2019  

Manitou extends its reach with four mobile elevating work platforms

The Manitou Group has released four straight boom Mobile

June 11, 2019  

Playing the long game: Machine control developers cautiously build to full autonomy  

Driverless machines won’t be moving dirt on job sites

April 23, 2019  

Clearing a path: Dozer makers step up their technology to help less experienced operators gain traction

It’s a new reality that’s impossible to overlook. Skilled

February 19, 2019  

Federal tax incentive creates big opportunity for firms purchasing new equipment

Canadian construction companies have at least one reason to

February 18, 2019  

Assessing the future: Job site robotics are quickly gaining ground

In the 1959 sci-fi novel Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein

December 5, 2018  

From the editor… Tech keeps trucking

Integrating fully autonomous vehicles certainly won’t become standard on work sites for several years, but the prospect is no longer science fiction

June 11, 2018  

Machine control advances: New technology prompts evolution of decades-old sensing systems

There have been significant developments in machine control, driven

November 21, 2017  

Bauma selects Canada as official partner country for 2019 show

Bauma, the world’s largest trade show for the international

June 20, 2017  

The evolution of machine control

A lot has changed in 20 years – operators are faster and more accurate than ever