Week’s 10 Big Construction Stories: Prevailing Wage Repeal Hurts Wisconsin

Most-read construction stories include 6 things to put in every construction contract, Highways Coronavirus Relief Act introduced in House, uses for mixed reality and smart glasses in construction and more

Electronic grade controls have become so practical that a smart phone can stand in for a display on some assist technologies.
Electronic grade controls have become so practical that a smart phone can stand in for a display on some assist technologies.

Cu Kinedyne Grip Links 5f86237cd2f3f 5f8623a7dfe9910. Kinedyne Enhanced Grip Link Tire Chains

Highway and off-road chains provide added traction in slippery conditions on tires with a broader surface face and extra-deep treads


Cu Abc Ppi Graph Sep 20 5f8720776f9d4 5f8720881b7eb9. Softwood Lumber Prices Jump 27% in September

Construction input prices increased 1.6% in September with nonresidential construction input prices up 1.4% for the month

 

Cu Abc Combo Graph Sep 20 5f85bbe566b1d 5f85bbf6cd82f8. Construction Backlog Declines But Optimism Remains

ABC's Construction Backlog Indicator fell to 7.5 months in September, a decline of 0.5 compared to August

 

Electronic grade controls have become so practical that a smart phone can stand in for a display on some assist technologies.Electronic grade controls have become so practical that a smart phone can stand in for a display on some assist technologies.7. Skid Steers and CTLs Prove Cost-effective Finish Grade Alternatives

Equipped with a box blade, grading attachment or six-way dozing blade and grade control solution, the CTL or skid steer doesn’t stop until grade is achieved

 

Cu Elgin Sweeper Broom Badger 1 5f88a6069a7196. Elgin to Manufacture Broom Badger in 2022

Following the end of a strategic agreement with Challenger Manufacturing Ltd., Elgin Sweeper will Manufacture Broom Badger in 2022

 

Cu Adobe Stock 221723374 5f7f179f6e266 5f7f17c080b22 5f7f17dea10185. Virtual Reality Brings Innovation, Efficiency to Construction

The ability to train, measure and certify people through virtual reality is incredibly valuable and can save construction companies large amounts of money each year

 

4. Opportunities for Mixed Reality and Smart Glass Technology in Construction

ThirdEye's smart glasses technology can improve efficiency, productivity and worker safety on the jobsite

 

3. Highways Coronavirus Relief Act Introduced in House

H.R. 8300 was introduced by Representative Rodney Davis last month to provide for a temporary increase to the Federal share for certain highway projects

 

Cu Contract Istock Gettyimages 000003390628 5e1caf1a488a02. 6 Things to Include in Every Construction Contract

Addressing these six topics in every construction contract can minimize confusion, make clear everyone’s respective responsibilities and should reduce disputes

 

Cu Prevailing Wage Repeal 5f7e58dc42e4e 5f7e5922ed4411. Prevailing-Wage Repeal Slashed WI Wages, Exported Jobs and Taxes, Cut No Costs

Nonpartisan, non-profit research finds no state that has repealed prevailing wage has received the benefits claimed by politicians, but they have damaged their own construction industries