Technology
March 16, 2017—Trimble and K-Tec Earthmovers Inc. have announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for K-Tec Scrapers. Scrapers that ship from the factory are now ready to install the Trimble GCS900 2D or 3D Grade Control System, which can significantly reduce the cost for the contractor. The Trimble Ready K-Tec Scraper includes an enhanced joystick, a computer software upgrade, wiring harnesses and brackets, allowing a more seamless installation.
March 10, 2017 - Bomag's Tim Hoover discusses some of the features of the RS 500 Recycler & Soil Stabilizer at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017.
March 10, 2017 - Trimble New Zealand's Stuart Ralston shows Rock to Road its new 3D printed SiteVision prototype, which is equipped with a Trimble catalyst receiver and uses Google Tango technology.
March 7, 2017 - The world’s first 3D-printed excavator was unveiled during the opening of CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017 in Las Vegas.
March 7, 2017 - The world’s first 3D-printed excavator, dubbed Project AME, was unveiled at CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2017.
January 20, 2017 - Trimble Construction Logistics’ upgraded Drum Rotation Sensor was on display at the 2017 edition of World of Concrete this week in Las Vegas, Nev.
January 2, 2017 – A new photovoltaic road surface recently debuted in North America.
December 13, 2016 - It is no secret that proper compaction in the field is one of the most important aspects of building a pavement and is key to long-term pavement performance. Research shows that durability is linked to increased pavement density. 
December 1, 2016 - The Ontario Hot Mix Producers Association’s (OHMPA) 25th Anniversary Fall Asphalt Seminar focusing on producing quality hot mix asphalt kicked off this morning in Vaughan with approximately 425 people in attendance.
November 16, 2016 - The B2W Software application for equipment maintenance and repairs links heavy civil construction shop, field and management teams and helps them maximize uptime and cut maintenance costs.
November 3, 2016 - Properly compacted asphalt is a major factor in the lifespan of roads, since inadequately compacted asphalt deteriorates at a more rapid rate than properly compacted material. With the billions spent on road construction and repairs each year, it has become a matter of urgency to find new technologies that can ensure the integrity of asphalt on newly paved roads. New radio wave technology is now available to non-destructively determine asphalt density during application. 
September 25, 2016 - Mac Davis had a problem. As the woodlands manager and equipment manager at C. E. Harrison and Sons Ltd. – a multi-generational, family-owned logging and forestry company based out of Parrsboro, N.S. – he was tasked with maintaining the roads running through the sizable forest regions his company has accumulated since it first began operations in 1934.
April 27, 2016 - Nechako Northcoast Construction, a road and highway maintenance company, needed a solution that could streamline call logging, road inspection reports, maintenance job tracking, and communication with its stakeholders.
February 26, 2016 - A common gravel road repair and road building approach is to remove oversize rocks and bury subgrade problems, such as potholes or protruding rock, under additional gravel. But this “band aid” approach, which does not deal with underlying problems, is costly. It can require hauling in 200-300 per cent more material than truly necessary to resurface a gravel road, only to have the problems resurface.
December 17, 2015 - IC-IMPACTS, a Network of Centres of Excellence funded by the Federal Government of Canada, unveiled an innovative new road in Thondebavi, India. Located near Bangalore, the new road uses advanced Canadian pavement technologies to increase the road's lifespan and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
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