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How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure damage from natural disasters

How DOTs could use drones to assess infrastructure damage from natural disasters

Researchers from the University of New Mexico (UNM), San Diego State University, and BAE Systems are working on a prototype drone system that could be ...

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Safety

6 steps to avoiding utility work explosions like the one that rocked New York City

6 steps to avoiding utility work explosions like the one that rocked New York City

The building explosion in New York’s East Village last week that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others is a stark reminder that ...

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Workforce

Construction worker braves house fire to rescue mother, 3 children in Indianapolis

Construction worker braves house fire to rescue mother, 3 children in Indianapolis

Overwhelmed by smoke at the back door of a burning Indianapolis home, Bill Spurr wasn't sure what his next move would be. Luckily, a pickup carrying ...

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Better Roads News

At 237.8 billion miles in January, American driving habits underscore the need for long-term transportation funding

At 237.8 billion miles in January, American driving habits underscore the need for long-term transportation funding

Americans drove an estimated 237.3 billion miles in January, nearly 5 percent more than the same month last year, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s ...

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Equipment

VMAC’s Underhood Lite provides on-board air for European-style work vans

VMAC’s Underhood Lite provides on-board air for European-style work vans

In the last few years work vans have surged in popularity thanks to dozens of new contractor focused designs. But when it comes to vans ...

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Better Roads News

DOT chief Foxx sends revised transportation bill to Congress

DOT chief Foxx sends revised transportation bill to Congress

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx submitted a revised Grow America Act to Congress March 30. It suggests a 45-percent increase in proposed investment in surface transportation ...

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Business

Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Holcim shareholders threaten merger plans with Lafarge…again

Shares in Lafarge fell by approximately 2 percent Monday after two Holcim shareholders voiced their discontent with the revised merger terms that were put in ...

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Better Roads News

Doosan intros 3 new wheeled excavator models, discusses North American highway applications

Doosan intros 3 new wheeled excavator models, discusses North American highway applications

In North America, wheeled excavators are more of a niche machine, appealing primarily to municipalities in the Northeast, the Southeast Gulf Coast and Texas, and ...

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Equipment

PHOTOS: Check out time-saving tools and equipment you might have missed in our End-of-Winter roundup

PHOTOS: Check out time-saving tools and equipment you might have missed in our End-of-Winter roundup

With winter coming to a close, some contractors in the colder parts of the country aren't done with snow and ice just yet. With that in mind, ...

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Equipment

Diggerland USA unleashes a fleet of JCB WorkMax UTVs as the construction theme park’s newest ride

Diggerland USA unleashes a fleet of JCB WorkMax UTVs as the construction theme park’s newest ride

Making good on its promise to continue adding new heavy equipment for patrons to get behind the controls of, Diggerland USA, the country's first and ...

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Equipment

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements

WHEEL LOADED: Latest Tier 4 Final wheel loaders offer much more than fuel efficiency improvements

Equipment manufacturers break wheel loader applications into two broad categories: production and utility. Production work is repetitive loading using a V-pattern (or Y-pattern) cycle or ...

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In the Magazine

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

Whether changing light bulbs or building timber bridges, agile diversification has been key to this Florida contractor’s success

You could say that as Don Facciobene climbed to a height of around 200 feet in the air just to change a light bulb, he ...

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Equipment

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames

How to make sure your heavy equipment doesn’t burst into flames

Fire prevention is everybody’s job, but there is one person who can do more than most to keep heavy equipment safe from fire, and that ...

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In the Magazine

Recent shifts have changed the face of the concrete overlays industry

Recent shifts have changed the face of the concrete overlays industry

New methods, concepts, materials and even new terminology are changing how concrete overlays are being promoted, designed and built. The industry has developed an optimal joint ...

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In the Magazine

Why asphalt is still the King of Paving

Why asphalt is still the King of Paving

Approximately 93 percent of the more than 2.6 million miles of paved roads and highways in the United States are surfaced with asphalt. Asphalt surfaces ...

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