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Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it, control it, get out in front of it…or it will control you

Construction and the Internet of Things: Own it,...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 15, 2014

You've probably heard the hype about the Internet of Things—small sensors, transmitters and computer chips embedded in everything from thermostats ...

6th Day of Construction Gifts: Caterpillar has a ride-on dozer for kids now; turns on a dime, makes Power Wheels look lame (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

6th Day of Construction Gifts: Caterpillar has a...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

If your kid loves big machines and dirt, here's the item that should be at the top of your shopping ...

Excavation stopped on Big Bertha repair pit due to major ground sinkage in area

Excavation stopped on Big Bertha repair pit due to...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

The latest in a long string of delays to affect tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha has far greater implications than any of the ...

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts $5 billion from federal construction accounts

Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; cuts $5...

Business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

Two days after the legislation was passed by a tight vote in the House, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion ...

Alabama has no plans to raise gas tax; state will rely on next year’s bond issue for road projects

Alabama has no plans to raise gas tax; state will rely...

Business

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 15, 2014

Gov. Robert Bentley says he has no plans to ask the Alabama legislature to raise the state’s 16-cent-per-gallon gas tax, ...

RFID engine meter from OEM Data Delivery gives telematics information at a fraction of a big-system cost

RFID engine meter from OEM Data Delivery gives...

Tech

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 15, 2014

If you're intrigued by telematics-based equipment monitoring but hesitate about the cost, OEM Data Delivery has a RFID system that ...

VIDEO: Wheel loader rescues excavator buried cab-deep in mud using cables, bucket lift

VIDEO: Wheel loader rescues excavator buried cab-deep...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 12, 2014

In most "stuck videos" that we've seen, when a machine gets in trouble, an excavator comes to the rescue. But ...

5th Day of Construction Gifts: Actron PocketScan Plus diagnostic scan tool

5th Day of Construction Gifts: Actron PocketScan Plus...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 12, 2014

Scan tools and code readers keep going down in price and going up in features. If the mechanic on your ...

2014 bonus depreciation expected to pass; applies to construction equipment bought and put in service by Dec. 31st

2014 bonus depreciation expected to pass; applies to...

Business

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 12, 2014

Just in the nick of time, contractors may once again this year be able to take advantage of a 50 ...

Blind spider inflates San Antonio highway project cost by $30 million

Blind spider inflates San Antonio highway project cost...

Business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 12, 2014

A construction project at one of San Antonio's most congested areas of traffic that has been delayed for the past ...

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