Equipment

VIDEO: Watch this mini RC Liebherr excavator actually demo a pool with working shears, breaker (PHOTOS)

VIDEO: Watch this mini RC Liebherr excavator actually demo a pool with working shears, breaker (PHOTOS)

We've seen tiny, remote control models of construction equipment move a fair share of dirt. We've even seen one machine of a larger variety dig an ...

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Better Roads News

Rhode Island proposes $1.1 billion transportation bill that would create 12,000 jobs, impose tax on trucking

Rhode Island proposes $1.1 billion transportation bill that would create 12,000 jobs, impose tax on trucking

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is proposing a long-term budget amendment that would increase spending on roads, bridges, and mass transit projects by $1.1 billion ...

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Workforce

Crew unearths remains likely belonging to a construction worker on North Dakota jobsite

Crew unearths remains likely belonging to a construction worker on North Dakota jobsite

A crew working in west-central North Dakota recently uncovered human remains police believe may belong to another construction worker. According to a report from The Dickinson ...

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Bridges

Analysis rates structurally deficient bridges by Congressional district

Analysis rates structurally deficient bridges by Congressional district

Transit Labs, a transportation system analysis firm, has ranked bridge conditions across the U.S. by congressional district, the results of which may provide motivation for ...

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Safety

Operator killed after crane overturns in Nebraska

Operator killed after crane overturns in Nebraska

A crane operator in Nebraska was killed earlier this week when his machine overturned. According to a report from the Lincoln Journal Star, 40-year-old Thomas Bales was ...

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State/Local Government

Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

Vermont governor signs $616 million transportation bill

Just as the federal government patches the national transportation fund, Vermont’s governor signed into law a bill to send hundreds of millions to transportation funding. The ...

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State/Local Government

Federal grant to provide $2 million to repair roads damaged by Joplin tornado reconstruction

Federal grant to provide $2 million to repair roads damaged by Joplin tornado reconstruction

A grant of $2 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) will be used to repair roads in Duquesne, a small Missouri community that ...

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Equipment

Mercedes upgrades the beastly Unimog U4023, U5023 all-terrain work trucks with engine power take-off (PHOTOS)

Mercedes upgrades the beastly Unimog U4023, U5023 all-terrain work trucks with engine power take-off (PHOTOS)

Its top speed and horsepower might not jump off the page, but the Mercedes-Benz Unimog is likely the most capable truck on the planet. And the ...

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Business

Construction lending is outpacing that of completed buildings with rates at their lowest since 2007

Construction lending is outpacing that of completed buildings with rates at their lowest since 2007

It's OK. You can call it a comeback. Though much of the talk around whether or not the construction industry has truly rebounded or not has ...

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State/Local Government

Top FHWA official says unfinished Spokane project proves need for long-term highway bill

Top FHWA official says unfinished Spokane project proves need for long-term highway bill

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s acting administrator toured the incomplete North Spokane Corridor last week and said the half-built project shows why the federal government ...

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Equipment

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years

FLEET PROFILE: The top equipment and brands financed by sewer/water contractors in the last 5 years

Sewer/water contractors finance a wealth of equipment, but typically favor excavators, backhoes and wheel loaders, according to information from Equipment Data Associates. Here are the ...

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Business

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

“Hiring for character, training for skill,” New York’s Lawrence Merle is our 2015 Contractor of the Year

Before taking his first construction job, the only knowledge Larry Merle had of the industry was “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel,” a classic children’s ...

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Equipment

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

What you need to know before renting an air compressor

Compressed air tools offer a number of advantages in many construction applications. They are powerful and versatile and you can use them in conditions where ...

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Better Roads News

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results

Sustainable pavement methods mature, but the future calls for more measurable results

Discussing sustainability in most industries usually elicits one of a couple of responses: either groans, rolling eyes and shuffling feet; or zombie-like stares off in ...

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