Earthwork Industry News Roundup: January 2019

Every month, we’re sharing a roundup covering news and trends in the construction, mining, aggregates, and waste management industries.

reporting on a construction site

As January comes to an end, we’ve been seeing predictions for the new year and how automation and digitization will affect today’s and tomorrow’s worksites in all sectors, especially in mining and construction.


Data to drive the next wave of mining optimisation from Australian Mining

We’ve reached a tipping point in the mining sector, with availability and demand colliding to drive the next wave of digital investment. . . .”


Seven Trends That Will Shape The Commercial Drone Industry In 2019 from Forbes

“In many ways, 2019 will be another big year for the commercial drone industry. Last year saw a wider rollout of the FAA’s LAANC program (the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability that provides access to controlled airspace near airports), the launch of the UAS Integration Pilot Program from the FAA, and some significant developments for new regulatory frameworks for drones in Europe and in India. This year, expect more of the same—but with a few twists. . . .”


How IIoT Is Changing Mining from Industry Week

The mining industry is shaping up to be a significant player in the IIoT space. According to the MineLens productivity index, mining productivity has declined by 28% over the past decade. The mining industry is facing an upward cycle, and IIoT presents opportunities to maximize profitability. . . .”


Surveyors and GNSS in 2018—A look ahead to 2019 from GPS World

“Calendar pages allows seem to fly by quickly, and 2018 was no different. While many of the items discussed in last year’s review continued to be topics of advancement, there are several new sources of technology, data collection and potential issues for surveyors going into the new year. . . .”



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