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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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AUTOMATION & AUTONOMY: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Google is making headlines with its self-driving car. Automakers are moving in that direction too—adding driver-assist features that automatically control…
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 ...
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. ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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Inside the 2017 F-250 King Ranch: Ford's Super Duty trucks get bigger and lighter
Caterpillar's new MH3295 material handler a marriage of 390F and 385C excavators
VIDEO: Cat D6 dozer rescued from watery pit by intricate 3-truck winch setup
VIDEO: Route 219 bridge demolished in 3 seconds over Cattaraugus Creek in New York
VIDEO: Hilarious look into the life of a construction newbie goes viral
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