The harsh environments that frequently accompany construction jobs have always tested the mettle of workers, but the addition of sensitive computing to the necessary equipment roster has required a whole new set of innovations and inventions.
To deal with this challenge, DLI has come out with a new vehicle-mount computer–the DLI 9300 VMC–that is specifically built to operate in the harshest industrial environments. The 8.4-inch industrial-rated resistive LCD touch screen comes with an optional heated screen defroster that allows operators to work in extreme temperatures as low as 22 degrees below zero. Continue »
Safety is an ongoing concern for highway construction workers. According to data collected by WorkZoneSafety.org, a clearinghouse for information on workplace accidents in the transportation construction industry, there were 576 work zone fatalities nationwide in 2010. The numbers for non-fatal injuries are even higher. Continue »
Replacing an old desktop or laptop with a speedier version usually is a thrilling prospect–until it comes time to wrangle Windows 8. The start-up screen is completely foreign and nothing’s where it used to be or “should” be. What’s the best way to get started? Continue »
Construction Executive magazine celebrated its first decade of monthly publication in January 2013 with a very special 10th Anniversary Issue. We would like to recognize and thank the following corporate sponsors who made this edition possible. Continue »
As technological advancements surge ahead, it can be challenging to comb through all the new tools to unearth what’s really valuable to the AEC industry. On the trail of innovations that are currently available or on the horizon, a few trends are sure to take shape in 2013. Continue »
Millions of small businesses do not accept credit cards because terminals and merchant accounts can be expensive, but new technology can help reduce the financial burden. For construction-related companies that rely on smartphones to conduct business, a mobile credit card reader is a simple, affordable solution that allows payments on the go.
Many construction businesses could benefit from a mobile option but are worried about meeting compliance standards and security needs; however, secure options on the market today can eliminate those concerns. The benefits of mobile credit card acceptance are too numerous to ignore. Continue »