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Hoist helps healthcare expansion project

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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Connectivity and Collaboration Hit the Road for Large Infrastructure Jobs

Advances in software and cloud services, such as Leica iCON site and Leica ConX, provide operators with increased control and improved accuracy as well as a streamlined flow of digital data throughout the project.

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. 

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Cansel consolidates operations with SolidCAD, creates largest Canadian Autodesk Platinum Partner

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. 

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Electronic Logging Device offers drivers an app and telematics integrated with other software

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. 

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Trimble to distribute Propellor Aero UAS analytics platform

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.

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Viewpoint to acquire Dexter + Chaney, driving adoption of technology in construction

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.

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Advances in machine control and monitoring

Caterpillar's Command for Loading is a remote control system for the Cat 988K large wheel loader.

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.

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Industry alliance aims to address construction productivity

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.

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InEight teams with HDR to share insights on collaborative BIM use

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. 

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