Tag: Drone

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), commonly known as a drone and also referred by several other names is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight of UAVs may be controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.

Let’s Get Back to the Future

Let’s Get Back to the Future

B2W Software’s Richard Humphrey takes a look at the future of technology for the heavy civil construction industry.

It seems like every day we’re hearing about a new advance in technology. But it’s not surprising why. In the 21st century, technology is a key differentiator, and to get—and stay—ahead, companies in

Reader Profile: Ryan Lanser

Reader Profile: Ryan Lanser

Awork site accident changed the trajectory of Ryan Lanser’s career in the construction industry. “I was paving a project in traffic one day, got hit by a dump truck, and thrown into oncoming traffic,” he says. Returning to work for light duty following a few months of recovery, Lanser was

One With Everything

One With Everything

Compared to just a few years ago, contractors are becoming more comfortable with using telematics and fleet management systems, notes Brad Stemper, solutions marketing manager with CASE Construction Equipment.

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

Erosion Control—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Erosion Control magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

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When Artificial Intelligence Meets the Construction Industry

When Artificial Intelligence Meets the Construction Industry

PREFACE – Our editorial department is constantly discussing technology and its impact on all industries involved in infrastructure. We quite recently talked at length about artificial intelligence (AI). Then a day or so later, Volvo CE wrote specifically about AI. We obtained permission to post its article as a guest

Water Challenges and Opportunities Focal Points of 2017 NAWC Water Summit

Water Challenges and Opportunities Focal Points of 2017 NAWC Water Summit

This week, private water industry leaders from across the country gathered in Seattle, Washington, for the 2017 NAWC Water Summit. This year’s Summit programming included addressing water infrastructure needs, rate regulation, use of drone technology, and economic and geopolitical trends.

“NAWC is pleased to bring together water industry professionals

Here’s to a Speedy Recovery

Here’s to a Speedy Recovery

I’ve had a quadcopter drone for a couple of years now. I’ve used it exclusively as a hobby to get aerial video of my house and neighborhood, visits to the beach, and even once to get footage of my golf drive. It’s quite pedestrian, especially when I know it can

Measuring Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined the formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

The Benefits of Engineered Soils

Engineered soil: it sounds like a new concept, but one historical record notes it is more than 1,000 years old. In the sixth century AD, a group of ascetic monks left the lush, green mainland of Ireland seeking a new, remote environment to practice their dedication and humility. Braving the

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