Top 10 Hottest Construction Stories This Week: Industry Reacts to Biden Infrastructure Plan

Most-read construction stories include how change orders hold back construction companies, corporations call tax hikes to pay for $2 trillion infrastructure plan 'dangerously misguided,' Sandvik acquires Allied

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Cu Intelligent Hydraulics Bosch RexrothBosch Rexroth10. Intelligent Hydraulic Systems Enhance Machine Connectivity and Performance

Integration of electronics and software into hydraulics systems is creating smarter solutions and aiding the push toward further automation and connectivity

Cu Interior David Besh PexelsDavid Besh, Pexels9. Interior Invests $1.6 Billion in Infrastructure Improvements on Public Lands and Tribal Schools

Historic infrastructure investment in public lands will create nearly 19,000 jobs and contribute $2 billion to GDP, the Department of the Interior states


Cu Tier48. Tier 4 Final Engines: Considerations for Fuel, DEF, Exhaust After-Treatment, and Regeneration

Goals of the 2004 EPA Tier 4 emission standards are to improve health, but the regulation also impacts businesses that make, sell, service, and purchase a wide range of diesel-powered equipment


Cu Ecommerce Ritchie BrosRitchie Bros.7. Construction Equipment Industry Shifts Towards e-Commerce

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated acceptance of online equipment sales and purchases


Cu John Deere6. John Deere Launches SmartGrade Grade Control for Excavators

The John Deere 210G LC and 350G LC Excavators are now available with the factory-installed and calibrated SmartGrade technology with 2D and 3D grade control options


Cu Reconciliation Sheldon Timmons Facebook@Sheldon Timmons, Facebook5. How Democrats Could Use Reconciliation to Pass Infrastructure Bill

Senate parliamentarian has advised that a revised budget resolution can include reconciliation instructions, opening a path for Democrats to pass spending legislation, like an infrastructure bill with no Republican support, by a simple majority vote


Cu Sandvik4. Sandvik Acquires Allied Construction Products

Allied will undergo a rebranding during 2021, changing the company name to Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions North America and marketing all products under the Rammer brand name


Cu Dangerously Misguided3. $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Welcomed But Tax Hikes to Pay for It Called 'Dangerously Misguided'

The multi-trillion-dollar plan would dramatically boost infrastructure spending, but concerns have emerged over federal requirements, such as project labor agreements, and the proposed corporate tax increases to pay for it


Cu Cameron Page2. How the Change Order Process Holds Back Construction Companies

Learn how better change order communication is vital to helping construction companies thrive in the years ahead


1. Industry Responds to Biden Infrastructure Plan

The American Jobs Plan is a comprehensive infrastructure package that will create millions of good paying jobs and make American businesses more competitive. Here's a breakdown of the proposed spending and potential issues with the planCu Industry Responds American Road & Transportation Builders Association (artba)American Road & Transportation Builders Association