11 Holiday Gifts for Construction Workers

There’s so much pressure over the holidays to give gifts that are both thoughtful and actually useful. That’s why we’ve made it easy to shop for your favorite construction worker by putting together 11 holiday gifts for construction workers. Continue reading “11 Holiday Gifts for Construction Workers”

The Technology That’s Revolutionizing Construction

News stations were buzzing earlier this week when SpaceX successfully launched its Heavy Falcon rocket into space, marking “the first time a rocket this powerful has been sent into space by a private company,” according to the New York Times. The launch was also notable for its side boosters, which once detached from the rocket, flew back down to the launch pad, instead of falling apart as has been typical in NASA launches. But while reporters fawn over spaceships that might one-day be useful, there is futuristic technology currently on construction job-sites that is altering the industry in innovative and revolutionary ways. In this post, we’re breaking down some of the Technology that is Revolutionizing Construction!! Continue reading “The Technology That’s Revolutionizing Construction”

Equipment Trader’s Top 5 Articles of 2017

Wow. It seems like just yesterday that we were wrapping up 2016, and now here we are marking the end of 2017!! It’s been a big year here on the Equipment Trader blog — actually it’s been far-and-away our biggest year ever!!

We went from writing just a few posts in 2016, to this year publishing a post every single week, earning tens of thousands of views!! We cannot thank you enough for contributing to this huge success by following us here on the blog, and also on Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading “Equipment Trader’s Top 5 Articles of 2017”

The High-Tech Hard-Hat Revolution

Construction has quietly been taking some giant steps into the future. Most recently, Microsoft announced that its mixed reality (MR) headset will be compatible with hard-hats beginning 2018.

MR headsets place clear digital screens in front of the user’s eyes, allowing the user to view the real world and virtual images at the same time. With advanced programs, MR headsets can even adjust the virtual images based on what is happening in reality. For example, a navigational arrow attempting to guide you to a GPS-selected location would adjust direction, depending on which way you turn. Or, if you wanted to temporarily keep tabs on your laptop power, a battery icon could appear whenever you look at the laptop, but disappear if you look away. Okay, but what does this have to do with construction?? Continue reading “The High-Tech Hard-Hat Revolution”