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Falling Apart: 60 Minutes Sunday Program on U.S. Infrastructure

Falling Apart: 60 Minutes Sunday Program on U.S. Infrastructure

Check out this preview of a 60 Minutes story about the state of bridges in the U.S. to air at 7:30 PM Eastern on Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Ford Tops Very Tight Half-Ton Pickup Economy Game

Ford Tops Very Tight Half-Ton Pickup Economy Game

November 22, 2014

Differences between today’s F-150 and GM and Ram 1500s very close, but the entire class is far more efficient and capable than models from just a few years ago

More Than Half the States Added Construction Jobs Between September and October

November 21, 2014
From Associated General Contractors of America

Texas and Idaho topped the monthly rankings while New York and New Jersey shed the most jobs in October 2014

R200S Skid Steer

R200S Skid Steer

From Terex Corporation

Everything on the R200S loader, from its hydraulics to the balanced machine weight, is engineered to ensure smooth operation, reduced vibrations and exceptional stability.

Four Steps to Making Better Decisions

As important as making good decisions up and down the organizational chart of a construction company, there is often little to no time spent working to improve decision-making. It’s clearly one of those areas of our business that we usually don’t...

Health-Related Inquiries and You

Ebola has been in the news and at the forefront of many people’s concerns. While it has not reached the stage of a pandemic outbreak in the U.S., we turn to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for guidance on pandemic influenza. Of...

KM International Launches New Website

November 21, 2014
From KM International

The website update was made in an effort to enhance the quality and availability of information to members of the road repair and maintenance industry worldwide.

Reorganized ACI 318-14 Provides a Modern Code Platform

In today’s complex construction environment, as knowledge, experience and uses of structural concrete continues to grow, it is extremely important that all construction disciplines work in synergy with one another. That is why the reorganized and...

Nonresidential Construction Index Rising Slowly in Q4

Nonresidential Construction Index Rising Slowly in Q4

November 21, 2014
From FMI Corp.

While 5.5 points ahead of Q4 2013, the costs of labor and materials is still on the rise and holding down the overall Nonresidential Construction Index Report score

The Three C’s Drive Success

The Three C’s Drive Success

Sitting on a 75-acre site in Houston, Texas, OMK, a supplier of casing and line pipes to the U.S. market has a new facility to call home. The mill is designed to produce greater than 200,000 tons per year of oil and gas pipes. Mission Constructors...

Sustainability: PLC and Extended SCM Use Adds Benefits

Sustainability: PLC and Extended SCM Use Adds Benefits

Sustainability has evolved into a vital necessity for business success, and a key to sustainability is innovation. One new and innovative product to help increase the use of SCMs in concrete is Portland-Limestone Cement (PLC). PLC is a more sustainable...

Conservatory Green Embraces Community

Conservatory Green Embraces Community

The latest development of Conservatory Green seemed to spring up overnight, with hundreds of new houses springing up surrounding the new infrastructure. But tucked inside this newest development sits a gentle park as the focal point of the new...

Chef Johns

Chef Johns

Ludington, a small Michigan town along the north eastern shore of Lake Michigan, is where John Stapleton decided to open his own small restaurant — it was time. He had worked as a chef for two of the larger restaurants in town and also a grocery store...

Charging Batteries by Induction

Charging Batteries by Induction

Bosch Tool Company has just introduced a wireless charging system (also called induction charging) for charging batteries — on the tool or off — and it might influence the way we work with hand-held electric tools.

Explorer 5500 All-terrain Crane

Explorer 5500 All-terrain Crane

From Terex Corporation

The Explorer 5500 all-terrain crane features steerable axles for maneuverability in tight quarters. 5 axles Dynamic launch control function prevents crane from rolling backwards when starting up and maneuvering on uphill grades Variable axle...

Contractor Cited After Crane Accident Causes Two Fatalities

November 21, 2014

Two construction workers fell 80 ft. after a personnel platform fell from a crane when the rigging dislodged

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products Catalog of Products and Techniques

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products Catalog of Products and Techniques

November 20, 2014
From Delta Performance Products LLC

Buddy Rhodes Concrete Products, a member of the Delta Performance family of companies, is proud to announce the release of the company's Catalog of Products and Techniques. This catalog is a compilation of stories, recipes, tips and tricks, and...

DA30-5 and DA40-5 Articulated Dump Trucks

DA30-5 and DA40-5 Articulated Dump Trucks

From Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment

Tier 4-compliant models feature improvements to the driveline, engine and cab for all-around operator ease of use

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence at Six-Month High

Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry Confidence at Six-Month High

November 20, 2014
From Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation

Almost half of the November survey respondents believe US economic conditions will get better over the next six months

USGBC Awarded Top Global Environmental Prize for Entrepreneurial Vision

November 19, 2014

The Champions of the Earth award is the United Nations’ top environmental accolade

Investors Get Backstage Pass at Atlas Copco Capital Markets Day

Investors Get Backstage Pass at Atlas Copco Capital Markets Day

Sustainability, innovation and brand presence were key themes at the 2014 event.

BOMAG Americas Promotes Solis to Midwest Territory Manager

BOMAG Americas Promotes Solis to Midwest Territory Manager

November 19, 2014
From BOMAG Americas Inc.

BOMAG Americas, Inc. has promoted Sergio Solis from his inside sales support position to field Territory Manager in the Midwestern region, replacing Larry Keach, who recently retired. Solis brings to his new position 14 years of operations management...

What Innovations Are Driving Heavy Equipment Purchasing Decisions

November 19, 2014

Technological innovations such as ergonomic joystick controls, quick-change attachment couplers and cab designs that lessen operator fatigue are just some of the innovations influencing purchasing trends in the heavy construction equipment industry

Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 Motor Oil

Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 Motor Oil

From Chevron Corp

Chevron's Ursa Super Plus EC SAE 10W-30 heavy-duty motor oil helps protect engine components against wear and corrosion, and has tested to show improved fuel economy relative to SAE 15W-40 diesel engine oils. Specifically formulated for 2010...

Why A Bidder’s Questionnaire May Be Required Even If You Have a Surety Bond

Why A Bidder’s Questionnaire May Be Required Even If You Have a Surety Bond

Local authorities in a number of states require questionnaire submissions two weeks prior to the public bidding, but it's not clear whether they bring any additional value to the selected bidder

October Single-Family US Housing Starts Up 4.2% Despite Overall Drop

October Single-Family US Housing Starts Up 4.2% Despite Overall Drop

November 19, 2014
From National Association of Home Builders

Single-family starts increased 4.2% to the second-highest rate since early 2008, while multifamily’s plunge brought combined nationwide starts down 2.8%