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Volvo Construction Equipment's fully electric compact excavator prototype wins Intermat Innovation Award

The EX2 is Volvo's 100 percent electric compact excavator prototype.

Volvo Construction Equipment's (Volvo CE) 100 percent electric compact excavator prototype – known as the EX2 – has won the prestigious Equipment & Machinery Award in the Earthmoving & Demolition category of the Intermat Innovation Awards. The concept machine, which delivers zero emissions, 10 times higher efficiency, 10 times lower noise levels and reduced total cost of ownership compared to its conventional counterparts, was recognized for its contribution toward progress in the construction industry. It is believed to be the world's first fully electric compact excavator prototype. At this stage, the EX2 is still part of a research project and it is not commercially available.

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Multivista, Procore partner, allow integration for customers of both services

Multivista, Procore partner, allow integration for customers of both services

Multivista, a provider of documentation and software services for the construction industry, has entered a partnership with Procore, a provider of cloud-based apps for construction. Through an advanced integration, users of both services can immediately attach and reference Multivista-captured visual data to perform critical project functions within Procore.

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Viewpoint to display new integrated construction management solutions at World of Concrete

Viewpoint to display new integrated construction management solutions at World of Concrete

Viewpoint, a developer of ERP, project management and mobile solutions for the construction industry, is excited to showcase new solutions at the 2018 World of Concrete conference and trade show (Booths #C3302 & #C3308) at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 23-26. Viewpoint will host a press conference on Tuesday, January 23 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Press Conference Room (N251) to further demonstrate new movement toward digital industry transformation and deeper connections between segments of customer organizations.

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ConstructConnect acquires estimating and building modeling developer Quote Software

ConstructConnect acquires estimating and building modeling developer Quote Software

ConstructConnect, a provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, has acquired the assets of Quote Software, Inc., a privately-held Eugene, Oregon based software company. Quote Software focuses primarily on estimating and building information modeling software and services for plumbing and mechanical contractors.

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Six ways to get easy ROI from excavator machine control systems

The blue line on the ground illustrates the trench to be excavated, which is shown on monitor, along with a line showing the depth to be achieved.

With each new model year, equipment is becoming more technology-rich - adding new standard features and optional add-ons that promise increased productivity and efficiency. While many contractors see the value in these technologies, they often have trouble determining if the cost to upgrade will be justified by ROI. 

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New book breaks down BIM into plain language

New book breaks down BIM into plain language

Bentley Institute Press, publisher of a broad array of textbooks and professional reference works dedicated to BIM advancements in the architectural, engineering, construction, operations, geospatial, and educational communities, today announced the availability of their newest title, Plain Language BIM, now available as both a print publication and as an eBook for Kindle and iOS devices. 

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InEight customer earns buildingSMART award for open technology database

InEight customer earns buildingSMART award for open technology database

InEight, the project technology expert, played a critical role in HDR, a specialist in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services, winning one of four coveted 2017 buildingSMART International (bSI) Awards. This awards program recognizes projects that use tools and open standards developed by the buildingSMART International community to overcome interoperability challenges within the industry.

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BIM and big data combining to help develop digital construction sector

The construction equipment industry is operating below its digital potential. Within the next years, companies need to adapt their organizations, further digitise their machines and operations and promote open innovation along the way. This will be central for the construction industry to remain competitive and will impact its dynamics and the OEM landscape drastically. The issue of construction machinery digitisation was discussed at the Technical Forum, held during the CECE Summit on October 12 in Brussels.

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