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ABB new digital application optimises dry bulk material handling for stockyard operations

ABB new digital application optimises dry bulk material handling for stockyard operations New ABB Ability Stockyard Management System enables fully integrated collaborative operation by connecting all available information and process data to optimize bulk material handling terminals and stockyards of coal-fired power plants, steel plants or mines. Offering sophisticated material tracking and quality management, the …

New Wildlife mobile app helps identify signs of protected species on construction sites

New Wildlife mobile app helps identify signs of protected species on construction sites CIRIA and The Ecology Consultancy have announced the launch of their new Working with Wildlife mobile app to identify protected species, which is now available as a free download from the App Store for Apple devices and from the Google Play Store …

Shell and MachineMax launch digital service for customers to maximise profitability

Shell and MachineMax launch digital service for customers to maximise profitability Shell and MachineMax have launched a new digital service that will help construction and mining companies to maximise the profitability of their off-highway fleets using smart sensors and next-generation analytics. Together the two companies plan to tackle a multibillion pound industry problem characterised by …

New Mobile App gives Surveyors a Speedy Experience

New Mobile App gives Surveyors a Speedy Experience Speedy Hire, the UK’s leading provider of tools and equipment hire and services, has launched a new mobile app for customers as an extension of its digital strategy. The app makes it easier for surveyors to do business with Speedy by enabling them to complete a full …

Boschung salt measuring device SOBO 3+ comes with new reporting app

Boschung salt measuring device SOBO 3+ comes with new reporting app Besides showing the r-weather multi-sensor, Boschung exhibits at the Pollutec tradeshow in Lyon another new product: the SOBO 3+. The SOBO 3+ is a mobile measuring device that works without external energy and determines within a few seconds the residual salt content (in g/m2) …

HERE and INRIX partner to Move Mobility Forward

HERE and INRIX partner to Move Mobility Forward INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and mobility analytics, and HERE Technologies, a global leader in mapping and location services, today announced a partnership to deliver industry-leading services and products. INRIX will leverage map content from HERE in more than 50 countries, with the specific …

New Cat SmartPhone App delivers simplified, streamlined equipment data to mobile devices

New Cat SmartPhone App delivers simplified, streamlined equipment data to mobile devices Caterpillar launches the industry’s first mobile app designed to allow customers who spend their time in a truck, at the job site and on-the-go to take advantage of equipment telematics data. The new Cat® App delivers simplified, streamlined data directly to mobile devices, …

New app from SANRAL puts South African’s ahead of the flow

New app from SANRAL puts South African’s ahead of the flow Commuters on the go now have access to the new SANRAL App that enables them to check and top-up the balances on their electronic toll accounts in real time. This app helps to make travelling on the SANRAL road network easier and more comfortable …

ITM Monitoring announces updates to Calyx Online Monitoring Software

ITM Monitoring announces updates to Calyx Online Monitoring Software ITM Monitoring a leader in the design and installation of bespoke geotechnical, structural and environmental monitoring systems, has released a new version of its data visualisation platform, Calyx™ Online Monitoring Software (OMS). The updated version provides additional functionality and flexibility, improving user experience within the feature-rich …

Parsons iNET Software integral to USA Northwest Corridor reversible express lanes

Parsons iNET Software integral to USA Northwest Corridor reversible express lanes The Metro-Atlanta Northwest Corridor’s reversible express lanes, made possible with Parsons iNet Software were officially opened to the public in a dedication ceremony that was held in September. Parsons was the lead designer for the Northwest Corridor project, which included the design and construction …

New VMS Sign app delivers greater speed and flexibility

New VMS Sign app delivers greater speed and flexibility Traffic managers are now able to control their variable message signs (VMS) with greater flexibility and speed, with a new app from VMS manufacturer and creator of intelligent transport system (ITS) products and integrated solutions, Bartco UK, and its sister company MVIS. BartcoLiveTM enables users of …

Tarmac boosts highways productivity with cutting-edge logistics software

Tarmac boosts highways productivity with cutting-edge logistics software Tarmac, the UK’s leading highways services and sustainable construction solutions business, has become this first in the UK to adopt a cutting-edge planning and real-time software technology to optimise road construction logistics and boost productivity. Developed by consulting and process optimisation company Volz Consulting GmbH, the BPO …

Trace Software exhibiting for a second year at Intersolar Europe

Trace Software exhibiting for a second year at Intersolar Europe For its second consecutive year, Trace Software International confirms it will be an exhibitor at Intersolar Europe, taking place 20th – 22nd of June at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany – Stand B3-575. With a unique know-how and more than 30 years …

Moonshadow Mobile partners with INRIX to deliver Travel Pattern Analytics Platform

Moonshadow Mobile partners with INRIX to deliver Travel Pattern Analytics Platform Moonshadow Mobile, Inc. announced a partnership with INRIX, the world leader in transportation analytics and connected car services, to incorporate INRIX Trips Reports into Moonshadow’s DB4IoT platform. The solution offers transportation agencies an intuitive, cloud-based origin-destination analytics platform for understanding the trips consumers and …

Calculator App for dump trucks and construction puts everyday math in your pocket

Calculator App for dump trucks and construction puts everyday math in your pocket This morning, MyLogic, Inc., announced the launch of Dump Truck Math, a mobile app available for both iOS and Android devices. Dump Truck Math was designed with estimators, foremen, and truck owners in mind and includes a variety of calculations to help …

Metso updates Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis and cybersecurity

Metso updates Expertune PlantTriage software with advanced analysis and cybersecurity Metso has announced a new version of its Metso Expertune PlantTriage control loop monitoring software. The newest version further improves process plant operational efficiency, reduces cybersecurity risks, and helps to improve profitability. This version provides a clearer view of PID (Proportional-Integral-Derivative) tuning benefits via a …

ELE launches new geotechnical testing software

ELE launches new geotechnical testing software ELE International has launched a new version of its dedicated software for soils testing to BS, ASTM and AASTHO standards. Designed specifically for geotechnical laboratories, the new DS 7.3 software contains a range of advanced features including compatibility with Microsoft Windows 10, Office 2016 and 365. Providing the ability …

The Here and There of Dirt

The Here and There of Dirt Providing dirt contractors with critical cut and fill quantities for their projects In the early 2000s, Jim Hammond did something historic in his life. He decides to shift his highway and heavy civil construction career to begin working for the toughest boss he’s ever known… himself. Hammond launched Hammond …

Trimble announces new Surveying solutions

Trimble announces new Surveying solutions Trimble has launched the Trimble® TSC7 Controller, a new field solution for land and civil construction surveyors. The TSC7, combined with specialized software, defines the next generation of data collection and computing for mobile workers. The Trimble TSC7 brings powerful enhancements to the field and was designed based on customer …

Construction Simulator 2 celebrates first anniversary

Construction Simulator 2 celebrates first anniversary In order to fittingly celebrate the first anniversary of the successful Construction Simulator 2 for iPhone and iPad as well as smartphones and tablets using Android™, astragon Entertainment GmbH und weltenbauer. The games of the Construction Simulator franchise offer players a unique opportunity to become true construction heroes and …

Trace Software will be showcasing their engineering software at NAPEC in Algeria

Trace Software will be showcasing their engineering software at NAPEC in Algeria Trace Software International, the innovative company committed to the development of software solutions for the engineering industry since 1987, is thrilled to announce that will exhibit at the 8th North Africa Petroleum Exhibition & Conference – NAPEC – at the Oran Convention Centre …

MIT research into seismic imaging could map the interior structures of the Earth

MIT research into seismic imaging could map the interior structures of the Earth When an earthquake strikes, nearby seismometers pick up its vibrations in the form of seismic waves. In addition to revealing the epicenter of a quake, seismic waves can give scientists a way to map the interior structures of the Earth using seismic …

Trimble acquires e-Builder to expand its Construction Management Solutions

Trimble acquires e-Builder to expand its Construction Management Solutions Trimble has announced the acquisition of privately-held e-Builder, a leading SaaS-based construction program management solution for capital program owners and program management firms. e-Builder extends Trimble’s ability to accelerate industry transformation by providing an integrated project delivery solution for owners, program managers and contractors across the …

MATOS CONNECT, the digital assistant for trucks and machines rental companies

MATOS CONNECT, the digital assistant for trucks and machines rental companies MATOS is a young company founded in Nantes, France, who recently won the prestigious Intermat Start-up Innovation Award with their innovative MATOS CONNECT software. The company aims to become the first digital assistant for trucks and machinery rental companies with their innovative software tool to bring …

Maintaining machinery is clear and simple with the Trackunit smartphone app

Maintaining machinery is clear and simple with the Trackunit smartphone app Trackunit, a leader in the design, development and deployment of fleet management systems, has introduced an advanced version of its Trackunit On smartphone app, enabling equipment rental companies and fleet owners to stay right on top of machine and operator health. The new Trackunit …

Citilabs unveils Streetlytics to create platform of total population movement

Citilabs unveils Streetlytics to create platform of total population movement Location Data can tell you where the sampled people are coming from and going to, when they are traveling and where they live and work. But Location Data by itself cannot answer the questions of ‘how many’ and ‘how did they get there’. That’s because …

ODI welcomes new Geospatial Commission and measures to open up land data in UK

ODI welcomes new Geospatial Commission and measures to open up land data in UK The Open Data Institute has called for open land data for a long time, both in the UK and abroad. By opening up mapping data – previously only accessible to large companies who could afford it – the UK government will enable …

ALE Heavylift revolutionises route surveying with new technology

ALE Heavylift revolutionises route surveying with new technology ALE has launched its new route surveying technology tool, which is set to revolutionise the way route surveys are carried out in the heavylifting industry. ALE designed the Route Survey Tool as a computerised system that automatically logs accurate route descriptions on digital maps. Critical sections of …

Cars, Trucks and Construction Equipment will soon tell you what they need

Cars, Trucks and Construction Equipment will soon tell you what they need MIT team develops software that can tell if tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing. Imagine glancing at your smartphone, and telling if your vehicle’s left front tire needs air, its air filter should be replaced next week, …

Monitor concrete temperature and maturity wirelessly with COMMAND Center for iOS App

Monitor concrete temperature and maturity wirelessly with COMMAND Center for iOS App Pavement engineering firm The Transtec Group released a wireless option for the COMMAND Center concrete temperature and maturity system. Builders, subcontractors, suppliers, testing firms, owners and owner agencies, engineers, and architects can now measure and log concrete temperature history, calculate maturity, and evaluate …

Pre-construction planning software helps build Winery Visitor Centre

Pre-construction planning software helps build Winery Visitor Centre In the world of fine wine there was a time long ago when those with sophisticated palettes would harrumph and turn up their nose at the thought of sipping an American-produced wine. It was harshly referred to as drinking swill. It was thought that the climate, growing …

Siemens upgrades their hosted traffic management platform

Siemens upgrades their hosted traffic management platform Siemens, a global leader in traffic management technology, has announced major upgrades to the latest hosted application modules for Stratos, the company’s cloudbased strategic traffic management solution. According to David Pregon, Senior Product Manager (Systems), with the latest updates to Strategy Manager, Traffic Signals and Journey Time modules, …

8 Free Geographic Information System (GIS) Readers

8 Free Geographic Information System (GIS) Readers The construction industry has been using Geographic information Systems for many years and in many countries is mandatory on Government projects. GIS are basically data about a project’s location, combined with and including features such as buildings, roads, railways, population density, height and flooding data. Geographic Information can …

Construction Simulator 2 free update brings new jobs for construction heroes!

Construction Simulator 2 free update brings new jobs for construction heroes! Following on from our article on the Release of Construction Simulator 2 in March, the Company that brought us this fantastic Simulator have just released a free update that adds Urban Development: Culture & Commerce. The update Urban Development: Culture & Commerce expands the gameplay of Construction …

Trimble Earthworks delivers next generation grade control for excavators

Trimble Earthworks delivers next generation grade control for excavators and dozers Trimble Earthworks is transforming machine control with the industry’s first integrated 3D aftermarket excavator automatics capability. In addition, a new dozer configuration moves the receivers from the blade to the roof of the cab. Re-engineered from the ground up, Trimble’s innovative, next generation grade …

Caterpillar Ventures invests in busybusy job software technology

Caterpillar Ventures invests in busybusy™ job software technology Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has announced a strategic investment in busybusy™, a software development firm that helps customers optimize operations, specifically addressing real-time tracking of jobsite labour costs. The unique software application developed by busybusy helps drive efficiencies and productivity on customers’ …

Roadbounce App measures road roughness and driving comfort – on the go!

Roadbounce App measures road roughness and driving comfort – on the go! Road roughness and unevenness play an important role in the quality of driving experience, vehicle fuel consumption, and is a major indicator of problems in the roadway that have developed or are about to develop. To provide an effective system to measure road …