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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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Leica Ready machine control to be available on Liebherr equipment

Leica Ready machine control kits will now be offered on dozers and excavators by Liebherr. Working with high precision GNSS, Leica Ready kits bring increased accuracy and improve efficiency up to 30 percent. Enabling swift and fast installation of Leica Geosystems' Machine Control systems, such as Leica iCON iGD4SP Dual GNSS and iGD3 3D for bulldozers and the Leica iCON iXE3 system for excavators, return on investment is easily realized. 

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