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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Bridges

Crews make final concrete pour on Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in Connecticut

Crews make final concrete pour on Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in Connecticut

Construction crews working on the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge celebrated the final concrete pour to connect the second half of the new bridge in New ...

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Safety

Worker slips from safety harness, survives fall into basement on Maine jobsite

Worker slips from safety harness, survives fall into basement on Maine jobsite

A worker in Maine is fortunate to have survived a two-story fall after slipping out of his safety harness Monday. According to a report from WMTW TV, ...

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State/Local Government

Cedar Rapids launches 10-year, $180 million paving improvement program

Cedar Rapids launches 10-year, $180 million paving improvement program

In yet another example of how transportation project funding is becoming more localized, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, recently released a 10-year plan for road improvements. The ...

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State/Local Government

South Carolina eyes using $400 million budget surplus for transportation projects

South Carolina eyes using $400 million budget surplus for transportation projects

An expected $400 million budget surplus in South Carolina coffers, set to be certified later this week, presents an opportunity to fund other drained programs, ...

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State/Local Government

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition monitoring

Michigan DOT considers using drones for road condition monitoring

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been researching the use of drones for investigating road conditions in an effort to speed up such inspections ...

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Better Roads News

Bill would support Highway Trust Fund by adjusting Obamacare Medicaid match rates

Bill would support Highway Trust Fund by adjusting Obamacare Medicaid match rates

A bill filed by Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas), would apply an estimated $15 billion each year to the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) by adjusting the percentage ...

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Better Roads News

Highway worker dies after being struck by minivan in Wisconsin

Highway worker dies after being struck by minivan in Wisconsin

A worker was killed Tuesday inside a Wisconsin work zone after being hit by a minivan. According to a report from the Wausau Daily Herald, Derek Stempa, ...

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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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