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Construction News Tracker Video: 2014 US Construction Spending 6.8% above 2013

Construction News Tracker Video: 2014 US Construction Spending 6.8% above 2013

Large spending increases in power, office and manufacturing construction helped spending remain 6.8% above 2013 levels; plus more construction industry news on the October 16, 2014 edition of Construction News Tracker

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From Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.

Additions to Generation 6 dozer line feature Tier 4 Final engines and an Eco mode to enhance fuel efficiency.

5 Steps to Market Research Success for Contractors

By Colby Humphrey Many of us in the construction field have never considered incorporating market research into our operations. There are a number of limiting factors, including time, money and resources. You might be wondering, “Why would I want...

TK Sealcoating Uses Experience & Opportunity to Grow

TK Sealcoating Uses Experience & Opportunity to Grow

Illinois based company puts a background in marketing to use and develops Sealcoating.com

Brochure: Ditch Witch SK850 Mini Skid Steer

Brochure: Ditch Witch SK850 Mini Skid Steer

From Ditch Witch - The Charles Machine Works

SK850 Mini Skid Steer

SK850 Mini Skid Steer

From Ditch Witch - The Charles Machine Works

The Ditch Witch SK850 mini skid steer features a high-drive track system with bolt-on sprockets that can be interchanged to provide longer lasting performance. Standard dual-lever ground drive controls; optional single-lever joystick available...

Association of Modified Asphalt Producers Opens Database To Public Agencies

October 22, 2014

The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers (AMAP), whose mission is to promote the best use of modified paving asphalt to extend the life and quality of our roadways, announced that it is opening its archive of modified asphalt information to all...

Lehigh Technologies Adds Rheopave Technology to its Asphalt Product Line

October 22, 2014

Lehigh Technologies, a leading specialty materials company that produces micronized rubber powders (MRP), announced that it has partnered with Rheopave Technologies LLC, to provide the asphalt industry with a superior product offering that reduces the...

AGC Survey: Quantity, Quality of Education and Training Programs a Concern for Filling Labor Shortage

October 22, 2014
From Associated General Contractors of America

A nationwide Associated General Contractors of America survey showed 55% of responding firms believe the local pipeline for preparing new craft workers is below average or poor

Skanska Announces Charter Membership in the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

October 22, 2014
From Nielsons Skanska Inc.

Skanska announced it has joined the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) as a charter member, one of the first full-service contractors and developers to do so. Skanska joins a group of progressive engineers, designers and experts seeking to...

Preparing the Next Generation of Skilled Construction Workers: A Workforce Development Plan for the 21st Century

From Associated General Contractors of America

AGC outlined measures officials should adopt to expand secondary-school career and technical education and post-secondary training opportunities to attract more people to construction jobs

Liebherr Expands Offerings with New Crawler Tractor and Telehandler Models

Liebherr Expands Offerings with New Crawler Tractor and Telehandler Models

October 22, 2014
From Liebherr Construction Equipment Co.

Two new Generation 6 crawler tractors and three telescopic handler models with lift heights up to 7 meters are launched

United Rentals Reports Strong Third Quarter Results

October 22, 2014
From United Rentals Inc.

United Rentals Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter 20141. Total revenue was $1.544 billion and rental revenue was $1.315 billion, compared with $1.311 billion and $1.138 billion, respectively, for the same period last year.

Hertz Attracts Jana Partners as New Activist Investor

October 22, 2014

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has been targeted by another activist hedge fund, Jana Partners, after reaching a settlement last month with Carl Icahn to replace some of the company's board with his own nominees.

Arizona DOT to Test Intelligent Compaction Technology to Extend Life of Roadways

Arizona DOT to Test Intelligent Compaction Technology to Extend Life of Roadways

October 22, 2014

The Arizona Department of Transportation  has pioneered the use of  rubberized asphalt  as an innovative method of using recycled tires to increase pavement durability and create smoother highways for motorists. Now ADOT will test a new method in...

Concrete Group Publishes Environmental Impacts of Concrete in Support of LEED v4

Concrete Group Publishes Environmental Impacts of Concrete in Support of LEED v4

October 22, 2014
From National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

The NRMCA announced at Greenbuild 2014, that it has published a comprehensive set of industry average environmental impacts for concrete to help its members address the movement toward product transparency in LEED v4.

ACI Honors Outstanding Contributions and Service to the Industry

October 22, 2014
From American Concrete Institute

On Sunday, October 26, 2014, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) presents six awards and delivers the next presentation of the Katharine and Bryant Mather Commemorative Lecture Series during the ACI Fall 2014 Convention Opening Session.

10 Tips For Boosting Mini Excavator Uptime

10 Tips For Boosting Mini Excavator Uptime

Enhanced systems and capabilities have allowed compact excavators to become workhorses on jobsites, spending long days trenching, grading, clearing and loading.

32/222 32 tm Articulating Crane

32/222 32 tm Articulating Crane

From Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc.

Iowa Mold Tooling Co. Inc.'s 32 tm 32/222 articulating crane features ultra-high tensile steel construction of the hexagonal boom for superior lift-to-weight ratio, high lifting capacity at long reaches and increased payload capabilities. Horizontal...

MultiTrack Tracking System

MultiTrack Tracking System

From DPL Telematics

Portable battery powered tracking system for trailers and smaller assets installs in seconds and requires no external power or wiring

New JLG Simulator Starts Training at the Safest Height

New JLG Simulator Starts Training at the Safest Height

October 21, 2014
From JLG Industries Inc.

Game technology simulator familiarizes operators with the controls and operation of JLG’s 800S telescopic boom lift and the JLG G10-55A telehandler

Get JLG Training-Program Information

Get JLG Training-Program Information

October 21, 2014
From JLG Industries Inc.

More than 4,000 people will take these training technical and safety training courses JLG Industries offers. Find out how to sign up

New Sandy Hook School Breaks Ground

New Sandy Hook School Breaks Ground

October 21, 2014

Construction manager Consigli Construction Co., Inc. has broken ground for the new 87,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art Sandy Hook School

Construction Industry Continues to Add Jobs After Years-long Downturn

October 21, 2014
From Associated General Contractors of America

Thirty-four states and D.C. added jobs between August and September 2014 with Texas, California and Michigan leading the way

Hyundai Construction Equipment Appoints J. Gross Equipment as Authorized Dealer in South Dakota

October 21, 2014
From Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. announces the appointment of J. Gross Equipment to its rapidly growing dealer network. J. Gross Equipment will provide sales and service of Hyundai equipment from their dealership location in Aberdeen, SD.

C-Series Motor Graders

C-Series Motor Graders

From Volvo Construction Equipment

Volvo's C-Series motor graders include the Tier 4 Final/Stage IV-compliant G930C, G940C, G946C (AWD) and G960C. Volvo's preliminary tests show up to 5% fuel consumption savings with the new G900C motor graders. D8J Volvo engine provides three...