Alimak Hek recently installed the largest personnel and material hoist in the world at NYU Langone Kimmel Pavilion hospital in 2016. This $1.2 billion expansion project, which is scheduled for completion in 2018, is a 21 story, 830,000 sq. foot medical facility aimed at providing patients and their families with more efficient and quality healthcare.
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Heavy construction has come a long way when it comes to grade control and measurement. Gone are the days when ensuring an excavation was progressing correctly involved a surveyor with a grade rod manually checking slopes throughout the project.
Cansel has been a successful Autodesk Platinum Partner, supporting customers across Canada for all of their software and professional service needs, for over eight years. In 2015, Cansel merged its Ontario Autodesk business unit into SolidCAD. SolidCAD and Cansel have now announced the consolidation of their national operations forming the largest Canadian Autodesk Platinum Partner, newly branded as SolidCAD, a Cansel Company.
Construction software developer HCSS announces the release of its new electronic logging solution to help construction companies meet the December 2017 deadline to become Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) compliant. This mandate requires drivers who currently use Hours of Service (HOS) paper logbooks to switch to electronic logging with approved electronic logging devices (ELDs) by December 18, 2017.
CASE Construction Equipment has introduced the all-new SiteControl CoPilot powered by Leica Geosystems. Available factory-installed or as a retrofit on select CASE M Series dozers, the CoPilot system bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems and offers a cost-effective entry into 2D and 3D machine control technology.
Pomerleau is investing in innovation to bring new business practices to market that will enhance quality in the construction industry across Canada. Pomerleau's investment will enable it to efficiently prequalify trade partners. The prequalification of trade partners is a common practice across North America, but a relatively new one in the province of Quebec.
Trimble is collaborating with Propeller Aero to distribute its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) analytics platform. Propeller, based in Sydney and Denver, is a leader in the advanced collection, visualization and analysis of data from UAS. Propeller's simple automated ground control targets, cloud-based visualization and rapid analysis platform will also be integrated with Trimble Connected Site solutions to bring an end-to-end cloud-based UAS solution to civil engineering and construction contractors.
As a part of a comprehensive strategy to transform the construction industry through improved digital process in all phases of the project lifecycle, Viewpoint has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Dexter + Chaney, a market leader in cloud-based construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The addition of Dexter + Chaney's product suite will be a powerful component of Viewpoint's strategy to drive further the adoption of technology in construction.
Australian robotic technology company Fastbrick Robotics Limited has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Caterpillar Inc. to discuss and develop a potential framework for collaboration regarding the development, manufacturing, sales, and services of Fastbrick Robotics' robotic bricklaying technology.
Telematics and machine control were discussed extensively as part of the technology focus at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017. Here, we provide a look at some of the innovative approaches that manufacturers have taken to advance these important aspects of equipment management and operation.
Viewpoint, BKD LLP and FMI Corporation have teamed up to perform deep research into construction productivity issues in order to make practical recommendations for areas of improvement. The lag in global construction productivity has been widely reported by a number of leading research firms and has been estimated at as much as 1.2 trillion dollars annually. Improving productivity by as much as 10-20 percent could make a huge impact on the construction economy, providing more funding and/or resources for critical infrastructure projects which have been traditionally underfunded.
InEight, the project technology expert, is teaming with HDR, which specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services, to reveal best practices from the companies' joint work. InEight's vice president of product management, Andy Kayhanfar, and Connor Christian, HDR's director of digital implementation services, will present these insights at the 2017 AACE International Annual Meeting. This conference brings together the total cost management community to discuss how teams can achieve and exceed project expectations.
Viewpoint launched the next evolution of its hosted services with Viewpoint Enterprise Cloud (VEC) at the 2017 ENR Future Tech conference. Unique in the world of construction cloud solutions, VEC is built on a high performance, scalable cloud technology that integrates the industry's most comprehensive solution suite for the Office, Team and Field.
Contractors can enhance their jobsite accuracy, productivity, and efficiency using the latest Cat® Connect technology. Cat Grade with Assist and Cat Payload are now available direct from the factory on several F Series excavator models sold in North America and other regions.