Top 10 Construction Stories This Week: How To Prevent the 4 Most Common Construction Injuries

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Cu Invest Lance Walker Facebook10. $760 B INVEST Act Passes House, Industry Approval Mixed

The funding package, which is intended to help shape a larger infrastructure package under discussion in the U.S. Senate and White House, would reauthorize surface transportation programs that are set to expire Sept. 30

Cu Temps Rise StaffACBM staff9. As Temperatures Rise So Do Construction Worker Heat Risks

Heat-related construction worker fatalities are rising along with average summer temps. NIOSH offers key steps to help keep workers safe when things heat up on your jobsites


Cu Concretecraftsman American Concrete InstituteAmerican Concrete Institute8. ACI Concrete Craftsman Shows How To Place Slabs with Laser Screeds and Finish with Power Equipment

Updates to American Concrete Institute's CCS-1(10) Slabs-on-Ground educational document offers important new guidance on placing with today's laser-guided screeds and finishing with walk-behind and riding power equipment


Cu Traton Navistar Traton GroupTraton Group7. Traton Finalizes Navistar Acquisition

Combining TRATON’s leading position in the European and South American markets with Navistar’s strong presence in North America lays the foundation for a premier company with a global reach and complimentary capabilities


Cu Drones Randy Nugent Of Nugent Sealcoating & PavingRandy Nugent6. Winning More Pavement Bids With Drone Technology

How one contractor started using drones on his jobs and how it is propelling his business forward


Cu Ram Trx RamRam Trucks5. How Fast is the 702-hp 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, Really?

A 702-horsepower, 650-lbs.-feet of torque, Hellcat-derived supercharged 6.2-liter V8 under the hood sent to the drag strip with this 6,350-lb. off-road pickup


Cu Paintshortage Adobe Stock Andrey@Andrey, stock.adobe.com4. Material Shortages Have Contractors in Crisis Mode

From paint shortages to labor challenges, contractors are faced with turbulent times as the economy is rebounding after the coronavirus pandemic, supply chain logistics and a fury of wild weather


Cu Autonomousexcavator3. Researchers Develop Autonomous Excavator System for "Un-crewed" Excavation

The robotic excavator system integrates perception, planning and control capabilities to enable material loading over a long duration with no human intervention


Cu 4injurycauses CaterpillarCaterpillar Inc.2. The 4 Most Common Construction Injuries (And How To Prevent Them)

Despite increasing focus on construction safety, the latest numbers aren’t great. Here are the keys to avoiding the four main hazards that keep adding injuries


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