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Watch: 1940s road repair film shows off bituminous distributor trucks

Here's an interesting view of road work in the 1940s - trucks fitted with spray bodies placing bitumen and stone to create rural and larger road surfaces. These trucks from Littleford Brothers were part of the company's roadbuilding line, which was around for decades but disappeared in the 1980s - today, the parent company produces mixing, drying and separating equipment for various industries.

Watch: 1940s film walks through the steps of "Building a Highway"

Here's an interesting film for road builders to check out - a 1948 piece from Encyclopedia Britannica that provides a look at how highways were built back in the day. From scrapers pulled by one dozer and pushed by two, to metal stakes for concrete framing, to aggregate crushing - there's something here for everyone. Check out "Building a Highway."

POWR2 makes solar power mobile with new solar trailer

Because of the bulky nature and relative fragility of solar panels, it's typically difficult to effectively deploy solar systems quickly. Ground mount ballasted systems are cost effective, but take up a lot of space and require time consuming installation and wiring. For this reason, POWR2 has developed a 12-panel solar trailer for use in conjuncture with our POWRBANK Renewable Power System.

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Collaboration and communication benefit from AI in construction software

As the use of technology continues to expand in the construction industry, the offerings available from developers are broadening in their capability and functionality. Whether it's processing the financial side of the business in the office or augmented reality systems that allow crews in the field to visualize the work at hand, users are finding a variety of tools that are able to help cut costs and improve the final product on construction projects.

DPL Telematics releases battery powered GPS tracking system for remote asset monitoring

DPL Telematics has released the AssetView Max tracking system. AssetView Max is an advanced solution for wireless monitoring and remote tracking of any powered or unpowered asset to improve logistics, manage inventory and curb theft. The long lasting, portable GPS unit is completely self-contained and may be hidden on any asset, installing in seconds. 

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