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With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin leasing automated construction fleets

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

With consecutive showings on our annual Innovations awards, the Equipment World staff has talked pretty extensively about Komatsu's Intelligent Machine Control ...

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 26, 2015

Andrew Allen, president of R. J. Allen Inc, has a different perspective on California Air Resources Board regulations, which require ...

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan support as method for funding long-term highway bill this year

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

After President Barack Obama made a brief mention of infrastructure funding in his State of the Union address last week, ...

Los Angeles at a tipping point: get serious about public transportation or sink into Third World status

Los Angeles at a tipping point: get serious about...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 23, 2015

Last week I got the opportunity to visit Southern California and see how the country's most famous freeways were holding ...

After being speared in the head by a huge piece of rebar, this guy probably won’t forget his hard hat again

After being speared in the head by a huge piece of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

A Chinese construction worker has somehow survived having a massive piece of rebar becoming lodged in his head. According to the New York Post, ...

WorkplaceAware Safety reporting app can keep near misses from turning into serious accidents

WorkplaceAware Safety reporting app can keep near...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 20, 2015

For every reported fatal workplace accident there are 29 minor injuries and 300 near misses that go unreported. And anybody ...

Peterbilt’s unveiling a new Model 567 config perfect for concrete contractors at World of Concrete

Peterbilt’s unveiling a new Model 567 config...

Posted by Jack Roberts on Jan 19, 2015

Peterbilt Motors Company announced it will be unveiling a major new product configuration ideal for concrete contractors and other weight-conscious ...

Airplane hangar collapse injures 2 construction workers in New Jersey

Airplane hangar collapse injures 2 construction workers...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 19, 2015

Two construction workers were injured in a scary incident in New Jersey Friday morning when the airplane hangar they were ...

Convert AutoCAD into Topcon construction solutions

Convert AutoCAD into Topcon construction solutions

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 19, 2015

Topcon's eXchange software add on saves time by converting for AutoCAD Civil 3D civil engineering design data into files compatible ...

Feds to crack down on widespread construction tax evasion scheme in Florida

Feds to crack down on widespread construction tax...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 14, 2015

The federal government has announced a partnership with Florida state officials to begin cracking down on the widespread use of ...

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and safety with hefty monthly bonus checks

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 12, 2015

Although still in its early days, a program implemented by J. Pettiecord, Des Moines, Iowa, in September is already having ...

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish 2014 at nearly 6-year high

Construction adds 48,000 workers in December to finish...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 09, 2015

The construction industry added Americans to its workforce in every month of 2014, an employment streak capped by an addition ...

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