All North America Articles

Hexagon offers digital twins of entire cities
Munich, Milan, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Tokyo and New York among cities that are available as digital twins
Trimble Construction One launches
New platform to offer ‘expanded connections’ across the construction project lifecycle
Caterpillar takes another step towards zero emissions mining
Caterpillar to work with global mining group Rio Tinto for the development of zero emissions autonomous haul trucks
‘Tipping point’ for digital infrastructure
The building of data centres in the future needs to be ‘greener’ and more agile, says new report
Hexagon introduces new laser scanning sensors
Tech company’s Leica BLK ARC and Leica BLK2FLY join the BLK series of autonomous surveying products
New ‘smart’ Kansas airport terminal
Siemens and IT provider SITA to integrate new technology, such as automation, into new terminal
Trimble launches investment fund focused on digital transformation
US$200 million fund to focus on companies in areas such as AI, autonomy, robotics and virtual and augmented reality 
Caterpillar and BHP to develop zero-emissions mining trucks
Caterpillar and resource company BHP to develop zero-emissions mining trucks at BHP sites
Benefits and challenges of modular construction
Modular structure is proving popular for a wider range of construction projects
US infrastructure bill has US$100 million for tech
President Biden’s US$550 billion infrastructure bill includes $100 million to accelerate deployment of digital construction technologies
Cat launches remote control kit for large excavators
Cat Command for Excavating now available on six 20 to 40 tonne excavators in the North American and Japanese construction equipment markets
US$30 million investment for AI firm Buildots
Investment to allow Buildots to double size of global team
Hexagon acquires Immersal
Acquisition to boost Hexagon’s augmented reality capabilities
InEight and Microsoft partner on launch of Construction 365
Construction project management software from InEight now incorporates the same coding as Microsoft Dynamics 365
Caterpillar to develop all-electric mining fleet
World’s largest construction OEM working to produce all-electric mining fleet
3D printed residential house in the US
3D printing of residential house ‘the next step’ in the market development of 3D printing technology
Modular construction firm Katerra files for bankruptcy
Contractor to sell off US assets following the “rapid deterioration” of its financial position during the Covid pandemic
New pedestrian detection camera technology
Pedestrian detection camera said to be able to work across any vehicle without the need for anyone on site to wear or carry tags
Volvo CE’s electric excavator and wheeled loader coming to the US
ECR25 electric excavator and L25 electric wheeled loader will be commercially available in the US this year
US and UK to work together on BIM
Two countries to work together to help develop the US National BIM Programme
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