Equipment

Sony’s drone prototype is a mini plane with vertical takeoff built for inspections and surveying (VIDEO)

Sony’s drone prototype is a mini plane with vertical takeoff built for inspections and surveying  (VIDEO)

With drone use exploding and applications for commercial use exemptions flooding into the Federal Aviation Administration, Japanese tech giant Sony is showing off the prototype ...

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Better Roads News

Tech panel paints portrait of a safer connected vehicle and infrastructure future at APWA Congress

Tech panel paints portrait of a safer connected vehicle and infrastructure future at APWA Congress

Panelists speaking on public works technology during the American Public Works Congress gave a nearly utopian vision of the future of transportation systems, extolling the ...

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PennDOT to halt all major roadwork for Pope’s visit

PennDOT to halt all major roadwork for Pope’s visit

Pope Francis is heading to Philadelphia this month, and the state is shutting down all of its major projects during the papal visit. According to the Associated ...

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APWA honors 23 Public Works Projects of the Year during congress and expo

Houghton Road, Irvington Road to Valencia Road, Tucson, Arizona - Transportation project winner

The American Public Works Association recognized 23 projects as part of its 2015 Public Works Projects of the Year Award during the groups International Public ...

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Safety

Worker killed by 40-foot fall onto equipment in California

Worker killed by 40-foot fall onto equipment in California

A worker in California was killed last week in a fall from scaffolding. According to a report from the Orange County Register, 29-year-old Elman Cano Cerranza was working ...

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Equipment

Chevrolet unveils the 2016 Colorado Z71 Trail Boss: a stylish yet sensible off-roader (PHOTOS)

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss

With the Colorado a full-blown comeback success story, Chevrolet is not slowing down on development of the much-praised midsize pickup. The latest update to the ...

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Business

In compact track loader’s decade of dominance, 2 things have become clear

In compact track loader’s decade of dominance, 2 things have become clear

Over the past decade, there’s been no bigger machine success story than that of the compact track loader. The revolutionary CTL, first developed by ASV in ...

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State/Local Government

How in-motion, pre-scan weigh station technology could affect specialized and heavy equipment haulers

How in-motion, pre-scan weigh station technology could affect specialized and heavy equipment haulers

We all are aware of the “red light cameras” that have been around for some time. The technology works through a sensor embedded in the ...

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Safety

Minnesota Vikings honor construction worker killed in fall from future stadium with helmet decal

Minnesota Vikings honor construction worker killed in fall from future stadium with helmet decal

Three days after a tragic accident that killed one worker and left another injured at the site of the Minnesota Vikings' future stadium, the team ...

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APWA opens International Public Works Congress and Expo with new board, ‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell

APWA opens International Public Works Congress and Expo with new board, ‘Lone Survivor’ Marcus Luttrell

The American Public Works Association (APWA) opened its annual International Public Works Congress (IPWC) and Exposition in Phoenix announcing a new board of directors for ...

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The choice between a low-spec backhoe and high-end siblings isn’t as clear-cut as you might think

The choice between a low-spec backhoe and high-end siblings isn’t as clear-cut as you might think

Backhoe loaders of 14-foot-and-greater dig depth have split into two markets: rental and contractor. As more standard features were added to backhoes and prices crept ...

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Business

R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now this California contractor doesn’t chase work

R.J. Allen made emissions regs work for them and now this California contractor doesn’t chase work

Andrew – or Andy – Allen chuckles when asked how he got his start in construction. “I guess you could say I was born and ...

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Equipment

How Diesel Got Its Groove Back

How Diesel Got Its Groove Back

While NASA may have sent a probe all the way to Pluto, there’s another engineering miracle sitting right here on earth largely unnoticed under everybody’s ...

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Better Roads News

The when, how and benefits of using thinlays for pavement preservation

The when, how and benefits of using thinlays for pavement preservation

Dwindling budgets and the uncertainty about the Highway Trust Fund have caused departments of transportation and municipalities to take longer looks at pavement preservation techniques. In ...

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What’s behind foamed asphalt’s steep growth trajectory?

What’s behind foamed asphalt’s steep growth trajectory?

Just like the swelling froth of expanded liquid asphalt in a foamed asphalt application, use of foamed asphalt in warm mixes is growing exponentially, and ...

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