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Cardboard hard hat sombreros a quick way to escape the sun on the jobsite; open a wormhole of safety regulation questions

Cardboard hard hat sombreros a quick way to escape the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 11, 2014

In the right conditions, the human mind can be pretty resourceful. The minds of construction workers—belonging to such an industrious ...

Construction worker killed in work zone hit and run near Dallas

Construction worker killed in work zone hit and run...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 08, 2014

A highway construction worker was killed earlier this week while working on the President George Bush Turnpike in Grand Prairie, ...

5 easy ways to beat the summer heat on a construction jobsite

5 easy ways to beat the summer heat on a construction...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 06, 2014

Outdoor construction sites rarely see ideal temperatures, especially during the dog days of summer. Workers may spend hours under the ...

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PHOTOS: 2016 Ford Super Duty aluminum prototype pickup...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 05, 2014

Mishaps with prototype vehicles aren't exactly surprising. After all, that's why you build prototypes. So the mishaps—or in this case ...

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 05, 2014

Managing employees can be one of the toughest jobs to face when running a company. Too often, contractors build their ...

Mud in Your Mouth: How Rex’s Outrageous developed Road Crew Crunch, a line of construction-themed snacks

Mud in Your Mouth: How Rex’s Outrageous developed...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 04, 2014

Blame it on Grandma. “My grandmother had a snack mix she called Gravel,” relates Daren Rexroad (but please call him “Rex”), ...

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2014

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for ...

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing House’s $10.8 billion highway funding patch

Congressional showdown ends with Senate passing...

Posted by James Jaillet on Aug 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until ...

8 reasons why you pay too much for your equipment’s tires… and what you can do about it

8 reasons why you pay too much for your...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Aug 01, 2014

Contractors hate leaving money on the table at a bid letting. But how much money are you wasting by neglecting ...

Rochester sees increase in female home builders as industry rebounds

Rochester sees increase in female home builders as...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 28, 2014

Women are having a big impact on the housing market in Rochester, New York, and not in the traditional sense. ...

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop cracks in bridges, concrete structures before it’s too late

Conductive “sensing skin” paint could stop...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

A new paint-on "sensing skin" would allow officials to retrofit bridges and other concrete structures with the ability to detect ...

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2014

As a measure taken in the aftermath of a building demolition that killed six people last year, the city of ...

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