Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

OCT 2018

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G Getting good grades – that was some- thing most of us were implored to do by our parents, teachers and others. In the construction industry, good grades are just as desired, though not in the same sense of course. And just as technology is helping students improve their perfor - mances in schools, it is also vastly im- proving the performances of the opera- tors and machines that grade the ground on a construction project. According to Scott Hagemann, who is a technology specialist, global construc- tion and infrastructure for Caterpillar Inc., the primary functions of grade tech- nology systems is to either "guide opera- tors to target grade," usually through a visual display in the cab, or to "go a step farther and control the blade or bucket automatically, eliminating or greatly re- ducing manual effort." 40 LCDBM Better Better Grades Grades Technology Leads the Way Technology Leads the Way

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