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New Kespry construction innovations further drive project profitability by enhancing drone flight and on-demand data accuracy

New Kespry construction innovations further drive project profitability by enhancing drone flight and on-demand data accuracy

Kespry, the drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, is highlighting its new construction industry-focused innovations at the World of Concrete industry trade show in Las Vegas, January 22-26. The international event is the only large-scale show dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. As part of its global strategic alliance with John Deere, Kespry will be featured at John Deere's World of Concrete booth located at C545.

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JLG expands its BIM library to include all equipment models

BIM is an intelligent 3D-model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct and manage buildings and infrastructure projects.

JLG Industries, Inc. has expanded its BIM (building information modelling) library to now include the company's compact crawler booms, making the full JLG product line available for download on www.bimobject.com, an industry leading platform for BIM, with select models available directly through JLG.com.

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CostTrax time and materials tracking software features built-in cost-control and compliance

CostTrax is entirely web-based and requires no software to download — it can be accessed from any computer or device with an internet connection.

CostTrax, powered by EquipmentWatch, is a new software solution that streamlines reporting, automatically flags questionable expenses, and ensures every reimbursement request is 100 percent compliant.

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Taking technology into the field

Every construction contractor knows how paper can build up in the office and on the jobsite during work on any particular project. When it comes to a building contract, the requirements are pretty much the same no matter how high the bid, and owners need them all met before they sign the cheque.

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New version of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform includes support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotators

Earthworks Version 1.7 is ideal for motor graders and other types of equipment.

Trimble has released Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7 with support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments. Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders is a GNSS-based, 3D grade control solution designed to make fine grading more accurate, faster and easier than ever before. In addition, Trimble Earthworks now gives excavator operators using tiltrotators the advantage of automatic machine control, which can result in increased productivity.

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Watch this: Topcon introduces Infrastructure and Technology documentary series

Watch this: Topcon introduces Infrastructure and Technology documentary series

Topcon Positioning Group has announced a new series of documentary videos designed to bring greater awareness to automation and technology in the construction and agriculture industries. Along with thought leadership from Topcon, the documentaries feature interviews with various tangential industry experts and business representatives – including comments from Intel Corporation, SAP and Solar City Corporation, among others – offering their perspectives on how technological advancements have changed infrastructure and what to expect going forward. 

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Sage, Procore integrations updated for enhanced operations across construction industry

Sage, Procore integrations updated for enhanced operations across construction industry

Updates have been released to the Sage and Procore Integrations announced in June 2018, making them better equipped to serve users across the construction industry. With enhancements to the Sage 300 CRE integration and launch of the Sage 100 integrations, Procore is able to offer something to every construction professional, regardless of your size or trade. Improving upon these two Sage integrations has been another step toward providing tools that work for professionals throughout the industry, streamlining their jobs and simplifying the workflow.

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Autodesk to acquire PlanGrid, accelerate productivity in construction industry

Autodesk, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PlanGrid, a leading provider of construction productivity software, for $875 million net of cash. This acquisition will enable Autodesk to offer a more comprehensive, cloud-based construction platform.

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Topcon GLS-2000 scanner update enhances data capture for vertical construction applications

The data captured with the new settings is designed for seamless integration in vertical construction software workflows.

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new firmware update for the GLS-2000 scanner designed to enhance its vertical construction applications, as well as offer a workflow for semi-automated modeling and construction validation. The firmware includes a new setting that allows objects for interior vertical construction to be captured with precise detail. 

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A1A Software expands features of 3D Lift Plan

New features expand the options for users as they plan which type of crane pads or mats are best for the ground conditions. Ground bearing calculations can now be made for steel mats with an option for layering steel mats over timber for better distribution of outrigger loads.

A1A Software LLC continues to improve the interface and features of 3D Lift Plan, making it easier for customers to use the crane lift planning program as a sales tool, for bid proposals, crane selection and setup, lift planning, and documentation.

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Earthworks GO! brings Trimble grade control to small machines

Small machines like skid steers and compact track loaders can now be 2D grade control capable thanks to Trimble's Earthworks GO!

Trimble's Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform is a 2D grade control solution for compact machine grading attachments. Trimble Earthworks GO! enables high-accuracy grading in an easy-to-use, portable platform. It is the only Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) compact machine control solution available today that runs on Android or iOS smartphones. The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.

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LOADRITE to be integrated into Trimble Earthworks grade control for excavators

Excavator operators will be able to get more accurate load numbers as LOADRITE is integrated into Trimble's Earthworks.

Trimble has announced LOADRITE Payload Management for Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Excavators integration. This integration will help increase productivity and efficiency for excavator operations, allowing contractors to track bucket-by-bucket payload, and monitor mass haul progress from the same Trimble Earthworks display. The versatile system can be installed on any hydraulic excavator that has Trimble Earthworks, and offers an easy transition between grade control and payload management, maximizing the contractor/s investment.

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