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The Digger-Mug is the excavator-bucket-shaped coffee cup you’ve always wanted

The Digger-Mug is the excavator-bucket-shaped coffee...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 14, 2014

For the past few years a photo has been passed around on the Internet of a coffee mug shaped like ...

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase

Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 12, 2014

Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and bond ...

We’re giving away construction equipment models. Here are the winners so far and what’s still up for grabs

We’re giving away construction equipment models....

Equipment

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 11, 2014

Our Model Mania story has generated lots of interest on our site, and here’s one reason why: We’re giving away ...

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

What contractors can learn from the fast-food business

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 06, 2014

One of America's unique talents is a genius for logistics. We practically invented the concept and have put it to ...

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2014

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not second-career construction?

Second-career farming proves popular: Why not...

Workforce

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 23, 2014

A recent article in the American Conservative talked up the merits and challenges of second-career farming, where middle age professionals ...

VIDEO: Parody master Weird Al’s “Handy” music video is an ode to craftsmen everywhere

VIDEO: Parody master Weird Al’s...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 18, 2014

Earlier this week, musician "Weird Al" Yankovic, famous for his parodies of pop songs, released his 14th album called Mandatory Fun. ...

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes

STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 11, 2014

A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can you build a country?

If you don’t know how to build a house, how can...

Business

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 02, 2014

Last week the New York Times ran a story lamenting the loss of quality and craftsmanship in houses built today. ...

PHOTOS: Guy flips an old Ford F-150 on its head and is driving this upside down truck around Illinois

PHOTOS: Guy flips an old Ford F-150 on its head and is...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 30, 2014

This has to be the coolest pickup truck modification I can think of in...I don't know...ever? A couple of weeks ago, ...

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