GPS Uses in Construction

GPS Uses in Construction

Most of us are familiar with GPS (Global Positioning System) in our cars or smartphones. But this technology has a much wider use which is especially evident in the construction industry.  It is used for everything, from tracking vehicles and equipment to enhancing worker safety. GPS tech can also gather important data about site locations and heavy equipment status.  The way it works...

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Most of us are familiar with GPS (Global Positioning System) in our cars or smartphones. But this technology has a much wider use which is especially evident in the construction industry.  It is used for everything, from tracking vehicles and equipment to enhancing worker safety. GPS tech can also gather important data about site locations and heavy equipment status.  The way it works...

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What is a Construction Project Closeout? An Overview of the Process

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