Cygnus Business Media names ForConstructionPros.com publisher
Cygnus Business Media has appointed Michael Keville as publisher of ForConstructionPros.com, a web portal site for the construction industry. Keville will oversee the site's ongoing development as a primary source of news, business management and product information targeted specifically for construction professionals.
He most recently served as vice president and co-owner of Buck Bomb Technologies, a cutting edge scent technologies company focused on the hunting industry. He has also served as director of business development and advertising for Reed Elsevier Publishing in Washington, D.C., and was responsible for selling advertising and interactive solutions for its published products.
Greg Greene has also joined Cygnus Business Media as Internet sales manager, ForConstructionPros.com. Greene was formerly the publisher of Sport Focus Magazine, based in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
In addition, Georgia Rose Krause has been named the editor in chief, ForConstructionPros.com. Krause began her career in media with the Chicago Tribune. She has been working in construction publishing since 1989.
Krause's experience in digital communications includes the creation and management of Contractor Dayta, the first broadcast magazine for contractors. After seven years as content and editorial director of Contractor Dayta, she became a frequent contributing editor to construction association magazines. She has studied Internet Law at Chicago Kent Law School and Corporate Business Communications at Loyola University Chicago.
ForConstructionPros.com is a Cygnus Business Media web portal designed to specifically address the information needs of construction professionals. ForConstructionPros.com provides visitors with the latest editions of the company's market-leading construction publications, including Equipment Today, Concrete Concepts, Pavement, Asphalt Contractor and Rental Product News, as well as daily updates on news, product information and tips to improve productivity and business acumen.
Modified Asphalt Paper Available
Heatec offers technical paper as a free download
Heatec has made its technical paper T-133, titled Heating, Mixing and Storing Modified Asphalt, available as a free download in pdf format from the company's website, www.heatec.com.
T-133 covers how PMAC (Polymer-Modified Asphalt Cement) is mixed, what type of equipment is needed, and how heating and storing techniques differ from virgin asphalt cement. The paper also covers how SBS (Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene) and GTR (Ground Tire Rubber) systems work.
Topcon Offers Roadshow
Full slate of seminars, demos to be presented
From Alaska to New Hampshire and from Florida to California, the 2006 Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) Technology Roadshow starts its third year of educational seminars and hands-on demonstrations for surveying, GPS and machine control operations.
Throughout the year, TPS representatives in conjunction with Topcon dealers, will host regional seminars designed to illustrate:
- How new technology can increase jobsite productivity and profitability
- The impact of automation on the modern construction site
- Breakthroughs in accuracy and jobsite productivity using satellite systems
- Robotic technology and how it is used on jobsites
- The latest news on space-based navigation and multi-satellite signal technology
Other specialized topics can be added to any Technology Roadshow presentation as requested.
Part of the show will include a question and answer session by technology experts from sponsoring dealers. Through a presentation that contains application movies and animation, the basic and advanced concepts of satellite navigation and positioning will be covered, as well as imaging and laser technology. Each show wraps up with hands-on demonstrations of products.
New Website Available
Site features topics from pavement construction to maintenance and rehab