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Construction News Tracker Video: Construction Unemployment Drops While Costs Rise

Construction News Tracker Video: Construction Unemployment Drops While Costs Rise

The construction industry added 29,000 jobs in February pushing the unemployment rate down to 10.6%, but construction costs were up 2.9% for the same period; plus more industry news on the March 19, 2015, edition of Construction News Tracker

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Three Buildings Explode, 25 Injured After Construction Workers Hit Gas Line in NY

Three Buildings Explode, 25 Injured After Construction Workers Hit Gas Line in NY

March 27, 2015

Construction workers inside a sushi restaurant at 121 Second Ave. in New York's East Village allegedly accidentally hit a gas line which caused an explosion that injured 25 people, created a massive fire and caused the collapse of three buildings. Four...

World of Concrete Europe, Co-located with Intermat 2015, will Showcase Four Days of Seminars Dedicated to Concrete

March 27, 2015
From INTERMAT 2015

As part of the trade show INTERMAT 2015, World of Concrete Europe will be offering an extensive range of educational seminars and workshops from April 21-24, 2015, highlighting the technical innovations and processes to help contractors.

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Call For Entries

Tilt-Up Concrete Association Announces Tilt-Up Achievement Awards Call For Entries

March 27, 2015
From Tilt-Up Concrete Association

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) has announced the call for entries for the 25th installment of the Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.

STAFDA’s Swimming with the Sharks in Phoenix

March 27, 2015
From Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA)

STAFDA manufacturers who are either developing a new product or plan to have a new product ready to launch later this year, will be invited to have their product reviewed by three Sharks from the hit ABC show "Shark Tank" during the General Session.

Doosan Tier 4 Final Wheeled Excavators

Doosan Tier 4 Final Wheeled Excavators

From Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment

Doosan's DX140W-5, DX190W-5 and DX210W-5 feature improved fuel efficiency with the Smart Power Control selectable engine mode and multiple product enhancements

STAFDA Associate State-of-the-Industry Speaker Announced

March 27, 2015
From Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA)

Robin Roberts, Senior Vice President-Sales, Protective Industrial Products Inc. (PIP), Latham, N.Y. will present the Associate (Manufacturer) State-of-the-Industry Address at STAFDA's upcoming Phoenix Convention and Trade Show in November.

Doosan Tier 4 Final DX140LC-5 & DX140LCR-5 Crawler Excavators

Doosan Tier 4 Final DX140LC-5 & DX140LCR-5 Crawler Excavators

From Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment

Dozen's Tier 4 Final DX140LC-5 and DX140LCR-5, which replace the dash-3 models, are designed for long life with extra-sturdy frame and reinforced superstructure as well as permanently sealed and lubricated track links

Doosan Tier 4 Final DX180LC-5 Crawler Excavator

Doosan Tier 4 Final DX180LC-5 Crawler Excavator

From Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment

Doosan's Tier 4 Final DX180LC-5 crawler excavator replaces the DX180LC-3 and features variable speed control which helps improve machine fuel efficiency by up to 3% to 7%

Doosan DX225LC-5 & DX235LCR-5 Tier 4 Crawler Excavators

Doosan DX225LC-5 & DX235LCR-5 Tier 4 Crawler Excavators

From Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment

Doosan Tier 4 crawler excavators feature variable speed control and pump torque control working together for improved efficiency and reduced fuel consumption

New Doosan Wheel Loaders Promote Improved Fuel Savings with Tier 4 Final Solution

New Doosan Wheel Loaders Promote Improved Fuel Savings with Tier 4 Final Solution

From Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment

Engines meet Tier 4 Final without a diesel particulate filter and allow for three selectable power modes.

ArrMuls 1315 Asphalt Emulsifier

From Road Science

ArrMuls 1315 offers emulsion producers enhanced emulsion stability, while enabling faster paving for contractors

Alliance Truck Parts Launches Online Parts Cross-Reference Tool

March 26, 2015
From Daimler Trucks North America

web-based tool consolidates data from the top OEM and independent manufacturers.

Report: OSHA Underestimated Cost of Silica Rule by $4.5 Billion a Year

March 26, 2015
From National Association of Home Builders

Construction Industry Safety Coalition report finds proposed silica standards will cost US construction industry $5 billion per year; urges OSHA to withdraw proposed rule

What You Need to Know About Next-Gen Additives

What You Need to Know About Next-Gen Additives

With these additives, contractors can build roads faster due to improved workability, which translates to less compaction effort and fewer roller passes

162,000 Commercial Construction Projects Went to Bid in 2014

March 26, 2015

Total contract values in 2014 increased more than $175 billion compared to 2013

VA Executive Steps Down Amid Controversy of Construction Cost Overruns on Multiple Hospital Projects

March 26, 2015

Glenn Haggstrom is said to have received nearly $64,000 in bonuses despite overseeing $2 billion in cost overruns at four VA hospital projects

Dressta TD9 Hydrostatic Crawler Dozer

Dressta TD9 Hydrostatic Crawler Dozer

From Dressta - LiuGong Construction Machinery

Dressta's TD9 compact hydrostatic crawler dozer is the first of three new models which have been developed to be highly responsive to the operator with hydraulic controls tuned to perform seamlessly at the operator's command for fatigue-free usage

NAPA Honors Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

NAPA Honors Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

At the recent National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) Annual Meeting in Marco Island, FL, several construction companies received the Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award, sponsored by Asphalt Contractor.  These award winners have the...

Trimble Tracker RFID System

From Trimble Navigation Ltd.

Trimble's Tracker RFID System construction asset location tracking uses ThingMagic RFID technology. Combines ThingMagic RFID technology, GPS and telematics to provide a complete, integrated solution for asset tracking, seamlessly connecting the...

Density Direct Intelligent Compaction System

Density Direct Intelligent Compaction System

From Volvo Group

The Volvo Intelligent Compaction (IC) system for select Volvo asphalt compactors is available in two packages — Volvo IC and Volvo IC with Density Direct. Offers pass mapping, temperature mapping and data storage features; Volvo IC with Density...

NRMCA Honors Industry Leaders at Recent Annual Convention

March 25, 2015
From National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

Numerous awards were presented at the NRMCA 2015 annual convention held in Orlando, Fla.

Architect Gregg Lewis Joins NRMCA to Promote Innovative Concrete Building Solutions

Architect Gregg Lewis Joins NRMCA to Promote Innovative Concrete Building Solutions

March 25, 2015
From National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

Gregg Lewis, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as senior director, building innovations. His primary objective will be to offer technical expertise to developers and design professionals in order to incorporate...

V-Pack Stack Temperature Control

V-Pack Stack Temperature Control

From Astec Inc. - Astec Industries

Astec’s V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System extends the range of mixes that can be produced without requiring the flights be adjusted. “V-flights,” unique drum flights with a deep V-shape, and its use of variable frequency drives (VFDs...

Crews Prepare to Pour Concrete for 27 Consecutive Hours

March 25, 2015

Starting Friday, crews will be hauling 50 loads of concrete to the construction site of Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.'s 32-story office tower in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 27 consecutive hours to form the building's foundation.

Arkansas Withdraws 56 Highway Projects as HTF Continues Toward Fiscal Cliff

March 25, 2015

Estimated value of projects withdrawn from the April bid opening is more than $112 million and includes $50 million authorized for the state's 2015 highway overlay program.