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With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin leasing automated construction fleets

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin leasing automated construction fleets

With consecutive showings on our annual Innovations awards, the Equipment World staff has talked pretty extensively about Komatsu's Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology. Unveiled in 2013 ...

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Business

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

Andrew Allen, president of R. J. Allen Inc, has a different perspective on California Air Resources Board regulations, which require a certain percentage of a ...

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Business

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan support as method for funding long-term highway bill this year

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan support as method for funding long-term highway bill this year

After President Barack Obama made a brief mention of infrastructure funding in his State of the Union address last week, urging Congress to focus on ...

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Equipment

Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of Connecticut bridge

Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of Connecticut bridge

An excavator operator escaped a serious machine rollover while working alongside a bridge in Connecticut recently. According to a report from the Record-Journal, Tom Bryda, was operating the ...

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Business

Worker’s death in Ohio bridge collapse places urgency upon New Jersey bridge inspections

Worker’s death in Ohio bridge collapse places urgency upon New Jersey bridge inspections

Aging infrastructure issues are well-known topics across the political landscape, as President Obama alluded to in his recent State of the Union address. Unfortunately, it takes ...

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Business

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to construction equipment facilities

John Deere cuts 910 ag factory workers, adds 220 to construction equipment facilities

John Deere announced today that it would layoff 910 employees across five agricultural equipment factories in Iowa and Illinois as the company cuts costs in response ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: Excavator attempts a crane’s job, faceplants into a hole

VIDEO: Excavator attempts a crane’s job, faceplants into a hole

We're not really sure what was going through this crew's mind when they thought this massive piece of rock could be hoisted by an excavator. ...

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Business

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction crew’s productivity

Four red flags you’re ruining your construction crew’s productivity

  "The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep ...

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How EIC Associates shored up New Jersey’s Superstorm defense with a 3.5-mile steel wall (PHOTOS)

The RTG 21 T prepares to hoist a steel sheet pile prior to pile driving. The narrow workspace was positioned between the dunes and the ocean within close proximity to multi-million-dollar beachfront homes.

The Borough of Mantoloking, New Jersey, was among the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. To mitigate the impact of such storms, this fall Springfield, ...

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Workforce

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

U.S. contractors optimistic about 2015 with 80% planning to make new hires, buy new equipment

After finishing 2014 with employment at nearly a six-year high, hiring within the construction industry is expected to expand at an even faster rate in ...

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2015 Innovations Awards: The 3 biggest game-changing construction machines of the year

2015 Innovations Awards: The 3 biggest game-changing construction machines of the year

Our 2015 Innovation award winners include an excavator that goes into semi-automatic mode every time you get close to the target surface, a pickup truck ...

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Business

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation contractor Brad Phillips a distinct advantage

Lifelong love of construction gives third-generation contractor Brad Phillips a distinct advantage

When you ask Brad Phillips when he first became interested in construction, his answer is straightforward: “I can’t remember when I haven’t been.” And when you ...

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States must take the initiative in environmental streamlining

States must take the initiative in environmental streamlining

Even as the green movement expands its war against fossil fuels, it’s losing ground in its ability to use federal legislation to strangle new highways ...

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Equipment

Some old concrete pavement technologies are making a comeback and giving asphalt a run for its money

Some old concrete pavement technologies are making a comeback and giving asphalt a run for its money

The technologies behind the concrete pavements used on our nation’s roads and highways have been around for a while, but new developments in equipment and ...

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