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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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SASE University Offers Contractors a Full Course on Polishing Concrete

SASE University Offers Contractors a Full Course on Polishing Concrete

Concrete Contractor was invited to participate in SASE University. The two day event included a combination of classroom and hands-on demonstration time.

OSHA Provides Direction for Inspecting Cranes and Derricks on Construction Worksites

October 23, 2014
From Occupational Safety & Health Administration

New directive provides OSHA compliance personnel with direction on performing inspections where power-operated equipment, covered by Subpart CC – Cranes and Derricks in Construction, is present on a construction worksite

Astec V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System Receives Patent

Astec V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System Receives Patent

October 23, 2014
From Astec Inc. - Astec Industries

Astec Inc., an Astec Industries company, has been awarded patent number 8,863,404 for its V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System . Astec’s V-Pack Stack Temperature Control System extends the range of mixes that can be produced without requiring...

Call for Proposals: International Concrete Sustainability Conference

October 23, 2014
From National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is seeking proposals for presentations at the 2015 International Concrete Sustainability Conference scheduled for May 11-13 at the Intercontinental Miami Hotel.

Caterpillar Keeps Improving Profits on Flat Third-Quarter 2014 Sales

Caterpillar Keeps Improving Profits on Flat Third-Quarter 2014 Sales

October 23, 2014
From Caterpillar - Cat

Construction segment profit leaped 67%, compared to Q3 2013, to $483 million despite a 2% decline in sales; 2014 profit outlook improved 10% since January

New USGBC Report Estimates More Than 1.2 Million People Experience a LEED-Certified Retail Space Every Day

October 23, 2014
From U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

‘LEED in Motion: Retail’ report also reveals nearly 8,000 retailers worldwide participate in LEED

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Silky Smooth

New Roadtec paver produces ride bonuses for asphalt contractor

JCB Plans to Cut Up to 150 Jobs

October 23, 2014

Most of the positions to be cut are at the company's Staffordshire sites as well as its Derbyshire and Wrexham sites

Construction Industry Losing Workers to Oil Companies

October 23, 2014

Home builders in oil boom states like North Dakota, Texas and Colorado are seeing their workers being poached by oil companies offering big bonuses and incentives

TYMCO Announces Full Availability of Natural Gas Powered Model 500x High Side Dump Regenerative Air Street Sweeper

TYMCO Announces Full Availability of Natural Gas Powered Model 500x High Side Dump Regenerative Air Street Sweeper

October 23, 2014
From TYMCO

TYMCO announces full availability of the 100% Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered Model 500x High Side Dump Regenerative Air Street Sweeper. Since its introduction, the Model 500x has only been available powered by a diesel auxiliary engine and has...

500x CNG Regenerative Air Street Sweeper

500x CNG Regenerative Air Street Sweeper

From TYMCO

TYMCO Announces full availability of natural gas powered 500x high side dump regenerative air street sweeper. Tier 4i engine (IT4) Service-friendly auxiliary engine compartment Excellent hydraulic performance in extreme applications...

Liebherr PR 746 Litronic and PR 756 Litronic Crawler Tractors

Liebherr PR 746 Litronic and PR 756 Litronic Crawler Tractors

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.