Top 10 Construction Stories This Week: ‘Runaway’ Construction Input Prices Crush Contractor Profit

Also among the most-read stories: how data from construction wearables can benefit your business, FHWA to provide historic $52.5B in funding to states, former U.S. transportation secretary discusses benefits, drawbacks of new infrastructure law

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Cu Inflation Created With Canvacreated with canva10. The Inflation Opportunity: Survive, then Strategize

In inflationary times when money is tighter, some clients might be less willing to spend on their pavement. However, if handled correctly, this can be an opportunity for your business

Cu Remodel Life RemodeledLife Remodeled9. A Pool of Volunteer Work

Volunteers from the Decorative Concrete Council and the Manufacturers’ Advisory Council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors traveled to Detroit in March 2021 to complete a community project for the Durfee Innovation Society.


Cu Oil I Stock Getty ImagesiStock, Getty Images8. API Approves Development of PC-12 Diesel Engine Oil Category

Fleets and drivers should expect improved oil performance, which supports enhanced engine durability and aids in meeting regulations.


Cu Perkins EnginesPerkins Engines7. Taylor Power Systems, Perkins Partner on 1 MW Generator

The 1MW TD1000P is the first generator in the U.S. to be powered by the all-new Perkins 5008 engine.


Cu Winter Acbm StaffACBM staff6. Tips to Keep Equipment Running in Cold Weather

United Rentals shares maintenance best practices to help keep excavators, aerial work platforms, skid steers, loaders and other equipment running smoothly and productively throughout the cold season.


Cu Law Makibestphoto Stock adobe com@makibestphoto, stock.adobe.com5. Top 20 Changes in Laws, Regulations That Can Put Your Construction Business at Risk

There have been many important changes to laws applicable to construction industry equipment manufacturers, dealers and lessors in recent years.


Cu Chao Mark O Callaghan FacebookMark O'Callaghan/Facebook4. Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Discusses Benefits, Drawbacks of Infrastructure Bill

Elaine Chao discusses benefits of the bill and says it will help move projects forward faster, make the United States more competitive globally and also help combat rising costs but misses the mark on some initiatives


Cu Chao Mark O Callaghan FacebookMark O'Callaghan/Facebook3. FHWA to Provide Historic $52.5 Billion in Funding to States

The apportioned funding for Fiscal Year 2022 represents an increase of more than 20% compared to 2021 as a result of the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act


TriaxTriax2. How Data from Construction Wearables Can Benefit Your Construction Business

Smart, wearable technology on construction sites can increase productivity, prevent injury and keep workers aware of situational hazards and their health, and 83% of contractors believe construction wearables would improve on-site safety


1. ‘Runaway’ Construction Input Prices are Crushing Contractor Profit

November Producer Price Index data confirms soaring prices of energy, iron and steel, and double-digit leaps over the past 12 months for many construction necessities such as aluminum, copper and brass mill shapes and plastic products.November 2021 Ppi AgcAssociated General Contractors of America