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How dozers are leading the way toward smarter, more productive heavy equipment of the future

How dozers are leading the way toward smarter, more...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on May 24, 2016

Electronics continue to lead the dozer technology parade, but there have been two big shifts in the way electronics are ...

StrongArm exoskeletons aim to eliminate back injuries in construction

StrongArm exoskeletons aim to eliminate back injuries...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 24, 2016

Football players wear braces. Why not construction workers? StrongArm Technologies says their ErgoSkeleton braces are designed for the “industrial athlete,” which ...

REVIEW: Rugged and super-comfortable, Keen Utility’s Mt. Vernon work boots are hard to beat

REVIEW: Rugged and super-comfortable, Keen Utility’s...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 19, 2016

For the last six months I’ve been putting a pair of Keen Mt. Vernon Mid boots through the paces. Long ...

Construction No. 2 industry for hearing loss, study says

Construction No. 2 industry for hearing loss, study...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 17, 2016

A study spanning a decade and incorporating hearing tests of more than 1.4 million American workers found that construction accounted ...

With increase in extreme weather, construction industry partners with Obama to work on more resilient building codes

With increase in extreme weather, construction industry...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 13, 2016

Citing research linking climate change with an increase in extreme weather occurrences and the likelihood of further increases in the ...

VIDEO: With gentle skill, excavator operator rescues baby deer from deep mud

VIDEO: With gentle skill, excavator operator rescues...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 12, 2016

Typically when we see an excavator operator coming to the rescue it's for a fellow operator. But in the video ...

This glow-in-the-dark concrete could build long-lasting, light-emitting highways

This glow-in-the-dark concrete could build...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 12, 2016

In the hopes of one day lighting highways without the need of electricity, a Mexican researcher has developed a unique formula ...

Minn. bill would ease restrictions on construction material, aggregate hauling

Minn. bill would ease restrictions on construction...

Posted by Kerry Clines on May 10, 2016

Minnesota has laid the groundwork for a significant change in state transportation policy which would benefit everyone from companies to ...

VIDEO: A drone’s-eye view of Bertha’s work inside Washington’s SR 99 tunnel

VIDEO: A drone’s-eye view of Bertha’s work...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 09, 2016

Bertha, the largest tunnel-boring machine in the world, is back at work once again and tunneling below the Alaskan Way ...

Construction job gains dip in April as unemployment drops 3 points

Construction job gains dip in April as unemployment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 09, 2016

Though April's jobs gain was among the lowest of the U.S. construction's 13-month-long streak of staving off employment losses, the small increase was ...

Why this Colorado excavation contractor refuses to call his staff “employees”

Why this Colorado excavation contractor refuses to call...

Posted by Amy Materson on May 04, 2016

Although it’s often said that you can’t please everyone all the time, Bradley Grubaugh says he’s sure going to try. ...

Construction spending up in March with jump in apartment starts

Construction spending up in March with jump in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2016

Mainly due to gains in multi-family residential building, U.S. construction spending rose 0.3 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted ...

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