Powering A New Era in Construction
Why new technologies and manufacturing support are pivotal
The steady deterioration of America’s roads, bridges, highways, and other essential infrastructure has long been recognized. Could their modernization spur a strong economic recovery? New technologies—like AI-guided earthmovers and electrically powered lifting equipment—and strong manufacturing partnerships may provide the answer.
A Hydraulic Breaker, model Volvo HB30 Low Noise, used on the end of an excavator to break rock, concrete, and intact construction materials into smaller pieces for easy removal. (Photo courtesy Volvo Construction Equipment) Inset, left to right: CAT-6060 HMS Hydraulic Mining Shovel (photo courtesy Caterpillar); CAT Pin Grabber Coupler-CM2014 (photo courtesy Caterpillar)