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Welcome! At Conexpo in March, we published the charter edition of Machine Control Magazine. Today, we're proud to release our second issue. Response has been positive, especially from readers eager to utilize tablets and portable readers to digest our content. The benefits of an all-digital publication are astounding; the ability to view video testimonials inside an article or advertisement, near instantaneous distribution and so on. While the technology is still new, I think we can all agree on the benefits. Vol1No2
With that said, I encourage you to scroll down for the individual articles, or view the second edition >>>
Advances in technology have affected most areas of our lives, including construction and magazine delivery. Bottom line, we're doing everything we can to bring you quality information in a multitude of formats. If you are considering positioning and 3D machine control technology, we're committed to serve as your knowledge base.
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Issue Two, Hot off the press!
We took everything we learned from our first edition and rolled it into our second. Nine new articles, videos, news, interactive advertisements and more. We cover a wide range of topics in this edition, from a look back at one of the founding fathers of machine control technology, to the latest and greatest innovations, including a cover story on stringless paving. Our goal is "something for everyone" in each edition, and this one is no different...

Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
Machine Control Roundtable: San Diego
Earlier this month, Marco Cecala and I spoke on Civil Integrated Management at the ACSM Survey Summit. We also teamed up with columnist Joe Sass ...
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New Articles from the Machine Control Online Authors...
Why Go Stringless? They’re hard to quantify, but the little benefits add up quickly
“We realize that stringless technology is the future of concrete paving and we want to be part of it,” says Jeff Flynn. That’s not just talk from Flynn, who has invested nearly $300,000 in automated machine control equipment for ...
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Rick Davidson – Positioning Pioneer
Advancements in technology and the industries they serve are often attributed to the dreams and persistence of a few innovative visionaries. 3D machine control and positioning is no exception, and has long recognized Rick Davidson as one of its fundamental pioneers. In 1980, Rick worked for Spectra ...
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Technology Hones Competitive Edge For Toronto Construction Firm
Most changes to construction methods are broadly embraced for the savings in time, energy and labor they produce. One would be hard-pressed, for example, to find a worker who, when ...
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Taking Control of Your Bottom Line
Back in the 1980’s I was working as a field surveyor in Seattle Washington. One of our projects was quality assurance on a freeway bridge in West Seattle, WA. The prime contractor was Peter Kiewit and Sons (PKS). It was the first of many Heavy and Highway projects I got a chance to work ...
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Tigers and Graders
I would be willing to bet that no matter how little you think you know about the evolution of military tanks in the 20th Century you have still heard of the German Tiger tank. And you have heard of it for good reason. It was a weapon to be feared. Based on the simple evolutionary idea of adding a bigger ...
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Data Management: Going Beyond File Organization
This information will be important to you for the next five years. This is more than talking about a thumb drive of a surface being kept in a safe place. We will be discussing intellectual property, profit, liability protection, production and more. I do not have the ability to see around corners, but what ...
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GPS Elevations - Staying Out of Trouble - Part 1: Managing the Geoid
The Machine Control industry has invested billions of dollars outfitting heavy equipment with GPS and software primarily for the purpose of moving dirt. The efficiencies that can be gained through this automated approach have been proven repeatedly so we are witnessing an explosion of this technology ...
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The Machine Control System And Installation Requirements
My first article gave an overview of landfill design and the benefits of using machine control as part of normal landfill operating practices. This article continues the theme and will present an overview of the machine control functionality and operation and the components and installation ...
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Ron Ciccarone
Trimble Business Center - Heavy Construction Edition Part 2 - Takeoff
This is not an article about rockets or airplanes; it deals with dirt and items needed to submit a bid for a construction site. This is where it begins for the contractor, you must get the project. To win the bid for the project, a thorough, accurate, timely and competitive bid is critical. Takeoff is ...
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New Topcon total stations chosen for Europe’s largest construction project
Spatial Media Roundtable with Dr. Javad Ashjaee: Lightsquared - HD Video
Gowin total station is now available in North America
Trimble to Acquire PeopleNet to Expand its Presence in Growing Transportation and Logistics Market
Apple deals massive patent blow to HTC: Android in serious trouble
Hemisphere GPS Launches New Earthworks Excavator Grade Control System
Survey Summit ACSM/ESRI Machine Control Online Discussion - HD Video
SITECH Technology Dealer Established in Colombia
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Korpershoek to lead Topcon’s global marketing efforts
Caterpillar Completes Acquisition of Bucyrus, Creating Mining Equipment Group
Champion TKO GNSS Base/Rover
Leica Geosystems Machine Control Pays Off For Concrete Paving Contractor
Caterpillar and Dealer WesTrac Sign Agreement With Fortescue Metals Group
Topcon MS robotic series opens new era in precision measurements
Topcon 3D-MC² — John Deere 764 High Speed Dozer
Caterpillar to Open Facility in Thailand to Produce Medium Track-Type Tractors
Optron-Geofix Appointed Leica Geosystems Construction Positioning Dealer
Hemisphere GPS Announces Outback Guidance Long Range RTK Solution
Arch Coal Completes Tender Offer for Shares of International Coal Group
Capstone Mining & Far West Mining Approve Acquisition & KORES Agreement
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