Top 10 Construction Stories This Week: Neglect on Display in Mississippi-River-Crossing Closure

Most-read construction stories include a deep dive into the electric Ford Lightning Pickup’s performance, emerging concrete tech to reduce embodied carbon, 5 key questions to decide when to buy and when to rent

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10. HeidelbergCement Sells U.S. West Business to Martin Marietta Materials Inc. for $2.3 Billion

Sale of Lehigh Hanson business in the West expected to allow HeidelbergCement to develop core North American regions -- Canada, Midwest, Northeast and South -- through acquisition

Cu Capitoinfrastructurebill James Whittington FacebookJames Whittington/Facebook9. Capito: Surface Transportation Funding Bill Coming Soon

Ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works said the framework for the reauthorization should be unveiled in the next week


Cu Rentaltelematics Ztr TelematicsZTR Telematics8. How Telematics Solutions are Aiding Equipment Rental

Here's a list of some of the latest telematics products and solutions from companies around the industry, as well as in-depth insights into how telematics can help rental business owners


Cu Constdigit Kosssmosss Stock adobe@kosssmosss, stock.adobe.com7. Construction Digitization: Understanding the Impact on Profitability

Studies show that if construction companies invest in digitization while also continuing to embrace new materials and advanced automation, they could see a 50-60 percent increase in their overall productivity


Cu Steeltariff Acbm StaffACBM staff6. Industry and Labor Urge Biden to Keep Steel Tariffs Amid Escalating Steel Prices

Seven of the leading groups representing the domestic steel industry and labor are urging President Biden to ensure steel tariffs are preserved, citing ongoing investment in domestic steel production


Cu Newhighwayfunding Jason Long FacebookJason Long/Facebook5. Highway Funding Would Receive 34% Boost Under New Proposal

Federal highway investment would grow by $11.2 billion to $58.3 billion in FY 2022 under the $303.5 billion Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 (STRA)


Cu Buy Rent Caterpillar IncCaterpillar Inc.4. Buy or Rent: 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

How to determine which of your construction equipment needs could be filled most cost effectively with rented machines


Cu Concretecarbon BigstockBigstock3. Emerging Concrete Technologies to Reduce Embodied Carbon

The architecture, engineering, and construction industry must shift focus to include embodied carbon’s role in sustainable design. Responding to changing trends, many concrete technologies have emerged to tackle carbon reductions in concrete


Cu F150 Lightning Ford Motor CompanyFord Motor Company2. Take a Deep Dive Into the High-performance Ford Lightning Electric Pickup

The electric F-150 is a mobile power supply, office and high-performance vehicle offered in familiar packaging. Like its high-performance namesake, it will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in the mid four second range


Cu Brokebridge Tennessee Department Of Transportation Tdot FacebookTennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Facebook1. I-40 Bridge Closure Puts the Cost of Doing Nothing to Repair Infrastructure on Display

A crack that was visible on the bridge back in 2016 but never repaired has now shut down a vital route for truckers, costing the industry $2.4 million a day in delays