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Bursting bubble of big tobacco financing gives glimpse of road building’s future without a gas tax increase
Last week I wrote about how states that engage in public-private partnerships (P3s) and other types of debt and ...
We’re giving away construction equipment models. Here are the winners so far and what’s still up for grabs
Our Model Mania story has generated lots of interest on our site, and here’s one reason why: We’re giving ...
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 ...
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 ...
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“RUN!” How Wireless Headsets Saved a Crane Operator’s Life
Equipment operators in the tree care industry face unique challenges. Trucks, cranes, and aerial lifts often have to be positioned…
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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Cat takes on Yeti with a rugged, insulated jobsite cooler
VIDEO: Large crane collapses while hoisting section of viaduct
Volvo unveils the EX2: First fully electric compact excavator prototype is faster, quieter
Excavator operator uncovers one of the best preserved dinosaur fossils ever found (VIDEO)
Ford details F-150 redesign: 2018 refresh features Super Duty styling, customer feedback
Dragged to his death: How to prevent chipper accidents
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