Top 10 Hottest Construction Stories This Week: Measuring Infrastructure Bill’s Construction Boost

Most-read construction stories of the week include how Trimble's Roadworks 3D asphalt paving system works, exoskeletons move from science fiction to market to stop repetitive stress, Ford announces electric F-150

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Cu Peterbilt Digital DisplayPeterbilt10. Peterbilt Digital Dash Will Span Vocational Truck Lineup

Customizable digital display developed for new Peterbilt 579 will be incorporated into every conventional Class 8 model

Cu Kubota CtlKubota9. Kubota SVL97-2 Compact Track Loader

The SVL97-2 compact track loader features a 96-hp engine, a rated operating capacity of 3,200 lbs. (at 35% tipping load), 7,961 lbs. of breakout force and a 3.4-ft. reach at max height.


8. How Caterpillar Q4 and 2020 Revenue Plunge Positions Cat to Emerge 'as an Even Stronger Company'

The COVID-19 pandemic cut demand and dealers reducing inventories pulled sales and revenues down steeply in the quarter and year, but Caterpillar CEO Umpleby says the results demonstrate the team’s agility executing long-term strategy in a harsh economyCu Caterpillar EarningsCaterpillar Inc.


Cu Mask Pavement Adobe Photoshop Mila life ReportersAdobe Photoshop @Mila.LifeReporters7. Turning Face Masks into Pavement

An innovative way to reduce pandemic-generated waste by recycling single-use face masks into pavement


Cu Keystone Xl Ce Ha – Stock adobe@CeHa, stock.adobe6. Keystone XL Project Cancellation Leaves Pipeline Construction Workers' Future in Limbo

Workers in the pipeline construction industry face an uncertain future, not only on Keystone XL but longer term as jobs move to other energy sectors


Cu Electric F 150 FordFord Motor Co.5. Ford Doubles Down on Electric Vehicles

Ford will now invest at least $22 billion in electrification through 2025


Cu Buttegieg Dot Adobe Stock Jon Anders Wiken@Jon Anders Wiken Adobe Stock4. How the Buttigieg DOT Might Shape Infrastructure's Future

Here's how Pete Buttigieg's plan to address our nation's crumbling infrastructure, outlined in his presidential campaign, might shape his role and policy at the US DOT


Cu ExosuitsHeroWear3. Exoskeletons Move From Science Fiction to Reality to Aid Worker Safety

Exosuits and exoskeletons are helping to combat worker fatigue, strain and other risks that lead to musculoskeletal disorders


Cu Trimble RoadworksTrimble2. Watch How Trimble's Roadworks 3D Asphalt Paving System Works

Trimble Roadworks is a highly accurate, automatic 3D screed control system that can help minimize asphalt usage, reduce waste and overruns, and finish projects on time and under budget


1. Infrastructure Bill Would Have “Profound Effect” on Construction Activity, Building Materials

A multiyear federal infrastructure investment bill could boost construction spending by 2% and drive prices and volumes for cement and aggregates higherCu Infra Bill I Stock Getty ImagesiStock Getty Images