11 Lessons in Digital Transformation for the Heavy Construction Industry

Machine control technology continues to revolutionize earthmoving in expected and unexpected ways.

Machine control is transforming the heavy construction industry: already, the sight of stakes, strings, surveyors and walking crews is less common in many regions. That absence not only speaks to a safer workplace but also symbolizes the speed and versatility operators now command without the constraints of analog positioning. 

The new freedom to perform at unprecedented levels also means fewer templates to follow. After all, what other arm of construction has come this far, this fast, in its digital transformation? For industry leaders, this rapid progress raises an assortment of questions. This playbook examines the most pressing challenges decision-makers face as they look to gain or maintain the high ground in a new marketplace, including: 

  • How to preserve your edge when others can claim similar earthmoving speed, precision and scale? 
  • What’s the best way to outfit equipment—at the factory or aftermarket? 
  • What differentiates machine control solutions?