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Aug 06, 2014
What contractors can learn from the fast-food business
One of America's unique talents is a genius for logistics. We practically invented the concept and have put it to ...
Aug 01, 2014
Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry
For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...
Jul 23, 2014
Second-career farming proves popular: Why not second-career construction?
A recent article in the American Conservative talked up the merits and challenges of second-career farming, where middle age professionals ...
Jul 18, 2014
VIDEO: Parody master Weird Al’s “Handy” music video is an ode to craftsmen everywhere
Earlier this week, musician "Weird Al" Yankovic, famous for his parodies of pop songs, released his 14th album called Mandatory Fun. ...
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Should you be concerned about diesel or diesel emission fluid DEF efficiency?
The answer is both. If your engine manufacturer is using selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to meet emissions, and is talking…
Jul 11, 2014
STEM graduates are finding a weak job market. Why that could be a big opportunity to fix construction’s skilled labor woes
A recent article at Business Insider revealed an odd wrinkle in the job market. According to Census Bureau statistics, less than ...
Jul 02, 2014
If you don’t know how to build a house, how can you build a country?
Last week the New York Times ran a story lamenting the loss of quality and craftsmanship in houses built today. ...
Jun 30, 2014
PHOTOS: Guy flips an old Ford F-150 on its head and is driving this upside down truck around Illinois
This has to be the coolest pickup truck modification I can think of in...I don't know...ever? A couple of weeks ago, ...
Jun 27, 2014
Ford has shown aluminum truck bodies don’t rust and may improve gas mileage, but how will they hold up after 30 years?
Ford rocked the automotive world with its decision to use aluminum bodies in pickup trucks starting in 2015. This will ...
Jun 24, 2014
Documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” shows how valuable the intersection of the arts and technology is to a nation re-learning how to make things
If you are any kind of craftsman, if you've ever had to build your own tools, jigs or fixtures to ...
Jun 19, 2014
This is LiveWire, Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
Harley-Davidson today unveiled today the LiveWire, its first electric motorcycle. You won't find a V-twin engine on this hog. Or ...
Jun 17, 2014
Is a John Deere version of FarmVille on the way? Or could the brand establish construction simulators in a bigger way?
Though this isn't the company's first foray into video games, John Deere appears to have a more focused idea on ...
Jun 06, 2014
What the defeat of Al Qaeda in Iraq, big data, telematics and reverse mentoring can teach you about running a construction company
About a third of the way through retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal's new biography My Share of the Task it becomes apparent ...
May 23, 2014
42,000 construction jobs lost for a lie: Billionaire green activist flashes cash, democrats put off Keystone decision until 2016
Funny how good people with good intentions wind up doing bad things when they enlist politicians to their cause. In February, ...
May 16, 2014
Global warming: There is no solution…as long as we look to Washington to provide it
There was panic all around this week with reports of ice sheets breaking up in Antarctica and usually dependable journalists ...
May 09, 2014
Burning buildings, collapsing freeways: Is our lousy education system to blame for the recent uptick in construction accidents?
Lately there's been a rash of fires, collapses and accidents at projects "under construction," all over the country. Here are ...
May 01, 2014
Despite being among the only jobs that can’t be outsourced, U.S. is largely blind to construction industry’s worth
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article about the need for more apprenticeships. Sure enough, it contained a misconception ...
Apr 23, 2014
Earth Day is dead: the EPA’s fall from a scientific organization to a manipulable political tool
I don't see why people feel compelled to celebrate Earth Day—which was yesterday if you were fortunate enough to avoid ...
Apr 01, 2014
Can Texas make high-speed rail work? California can’t
For the last few years, I’ve been critical of California’s attempts to link Los Angeles to San Francisco with a ...
Mar 25, 2014
10 ConExpos and counting: How construction’s big show has evolved
This was my 10th ConExpo. Since the show used to be every six years, and now is every three years, that ...
Mar 24, 2014
OEMs used ConExpo to preview what will be the most revolutionary decade in the history of heavy equipment and truck technology
As ConExpos go, the 2014 show was a welcome shot of enthusiasm for the construction industry. But it was a ...
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Cummins hit with $60M lawsuit by FCA over defective emissions system in Ram pickups
VIDEO: Massive earthmover tire explosion shows why you should cage 'em before you inflate 'em
U.S. highways are shifting to alternative interchange designs
GMC unveils 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X, its most powerful off-roader yet thanks to new 6.6L Duramax
VIDEO: Crews demo century-old Virginia St. Bridge, construct and move new one into place (Time-lapse)
Unsafe surroundings: Unrecognized hazards could cause trouble for you – or for someone else
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Hoping to impress ‘low-spec’ skeptics, LiuGong steps up its game with ...
by Tom Jackson
How Volvo CE is engineering a quarry run by electric loaders ...
by Marcia Gruver Doyle
Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman to retire next year; Umpleby tapped as ...
by Wayne Grayson
Caterpillar intros M315F, M317F wheeled excavators with tool carrier, compact radius ...
by Wayne Grayson
Three views on the past, present and rapidly evolving future of ...
by Tom Jackson