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Cyber security in the digital age

March 15, 2019 Jacob Stoller

The phrase “data security” has recently been replaced by “cyber security, ” but this isn’t just a matter of fashionable buzzwords. The newer term reflects the fact that staying secure involves a lot more than protecting a company’s data. Furthermore,

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Connecting the dots between technology and capital

March 12, 2019 David Bowcott

You may have noticed that a number of articles I’ve penned in the last year have had a strong technology leaning. It isn’t a coincidence. There’s absolutely no doubt that over the last few years Silicon Valley has discovered the

Product Software / Hardware

B2W Software offers Production Targets for its ONE Platform

February 20, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

B2W Software has announced a Production Targets capability for its ONE Platform. An alternative to average targets, the capability allows contractors to set specific, variable targets for expected productivity according to the conditions, plan and resources for each individual day. B2W

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Federal tax incentive creates big opportunity for firms purchasing new equipment

February 19, 2019 by David Kennedy

Canadian construction companies have at least one reason to thank U.S. President Donald Trump. He may have started the ongoing trade spat that’s caused havoc in the markets for construction steel and aluminum, but the recent American tax reforms he

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Assessing the future: Job site robotics are quickly gaining ground

February 18, 2019 Jacob Stoller

In the 1959 sci-fi novel Starship Troopers, Robert Heinlein introduced, perhaps for the first time, the concept of the powered exoskeleton — a motor-assisted armoured suit that gives its wearer superhuman strength. Since then, exoskeletons have shown up in countless

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Products making a splash at World of Concrete 2019

January 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

North American construction is still going strong. World of Concrete 2019 was the annual event’s largest since the 2008 recession dented industry sentiment more than a decade ago. Spread across three full halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center, plus

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Understanding the impact of engine idling

January 2, 2019 Brian Humphrey, OEM Technical Liaison, Petro-Canada Lubricants

Downtime for a construction operation can cause significant disruption and have a real impact on a company’s bottom line. It’s therefore essential to ensure that equipment is running smoothly — even in the most difficult and extreme conditions. There are

Product Software / Hardware

Latest version of Trimble Earthworks platform supports motor graders, tiltrotator attachments

December 17, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

Trimble has released its Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed for fine grading. In addition, Earthworks now

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From the editor… Tech keeps trucking

December 5, 2018 by David Kennedy

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

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Job site automation: Can job sites be more like factories?

December 5, 2018 Jacob Stoller

Wolves and construction materials don’t have a lot in common, but finding them can present similar challenges. Thus, a presentation on tracking wolf packs became the inspiration for a unique solution for locating construction materials on job sites. “I thought,

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Construction software firm PlanGrid bought by Autodesk for US$875M

November 21, 2018 by David Kennedy

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—Autodesk Inc., an American software firm that caters mainly to the architecture, engineering and entertainment industries is expanding its reach into construction by snapping up PlanGrid, a fast-growing construction software firm used by contractors, subtrades and owners. Worth

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John Deere rolls out grade indication for skid steers, compact track loaders

October 22, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

John Deere has introduced an on-board grade indication option on its G-Series skid steers (330G and 332G) and large-frame G-Series compact track loaders (331G and 333G). The indication offers a readout of the cross slope and main-fall slope of the

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Topcon unveils next generation of Magnet software

October 15, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

From Topcon Positioning Group, Magnet Collage version 2 includes newly-added features for horizontal construction workflow. features include automated ground surface extraction, point cloud density color mapping, the ability to filter and fill TIN surfaces, TIN inclusion boundaries, alignments, cross section

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Managing heavy equipment: Making sense of equipment operation data

October 2, 2018 Jacob Stoller

Construction, it is frequently observed, has not enjoyed the technology-driven productivity gains that have occurred in manufacturing over the past two decades. A partial explanation for this is that manufacturing equipment operates in a static environment, making it relatively easy

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Topcon introduces Magnet Inspect software for UAV infrastructure inspection

September 4, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

From Topcon Positioning Group, Magnet Inspect is designed to facilitate data processing workflow for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) infrastructure inspection. The software manages UAV data sets to create inspection reports. It aims to allow operators to visually navigate UAV photos,

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Make robots pay taxes? Feds mull ways to adapt to job site automation, ‘gig’ economy

September 4, 2018 Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

Construction is one of the five industries most vulnerable to evolving technology, top federal officials have been told

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Putting focus on job site technology, EllisDon to implement Fieldwire on all Canadian projects

August 27, 2018 by David Kennedy

The traditional clipboard, and other rudimentary jobsite tools like it, are living on borrowed time

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John Deere adds SmartGrade to G-Series motor grader line

August 27, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

SmartGrade technology from John Deere is available for the company’s G-Series motor grader line. The Topcon 3D integrated grade control eliminates masts and cables from the moldboard. An automation suite is included with SmartGrade. The suite includes auto-articulation, blade flip

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Doosan rolls out telematics management system

August 15, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

From Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, the DoosanConnect telematics management system is standard on all the company’s equipment, except DX63-3 and DX85R-3 compact excavators. The equipment includes a modem with cellular and satellite antennas, which collect data from sensors on

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Ottawa tech firm takes on ‘primitive’ concrete testing

August 9, 2018 Jillian Morgan

With a little resistance from an industry sometimes seen as being set in its ways, Giatec Scientific Inc. is working to bring the world’s second most consumed material into the 21st century. Its smart concrete testing products offer an alternative