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New Jersey construction worker falls from bridge, lands on his feet without even breaking a bone

New Jersey construction worker falls from bridge, lands...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 27, 2014

A fall is the most deadly accident that can happen to a construction worker. And one that takes place from ...

FIU professor says Florida’s worker shortage is temporary due to likelihood of wage increases

FIU professor says Florida’s worker shortage is...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 26, 2014

Like their peers across the U.S., contractors in Florida are facing a shortage of skilled workers, as a report from Florida ...

Circle of Life: Factory that made Volvo construction equipment for 167 years is destroyed by its own machines

Circle of Life: Factory that made Volvo construction...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 25, 2014

After being in operation for more than 167 years, a Volvo Construction Equipment hardening plant in Sweden met its own ...

How Ritchie Bros. set online records and sold $166 million worth of heavy equipment at its Orlando auction

How Ritchie Bros. set online records and sold $166...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 24, 2014

"The Big One" has once again lived up to its name for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. During its huge annual auction in ...

RANKED: The top-selling financed construction equipment of the past decade

RANKED: The top-selling financed construction equipment...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 24, 2014

Using Randall-Reilly’s Equipment Data Associates to find out the unit count winners, we calculated the top-selling construction equipment types and ...

AEMP-AEM collaborate on telematics; new data points will revolutionize mixed-fleet equipment management

AEMP-AEM collaborate on telematics; new data points...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Feb 24, 2014

A historic collaboration between the Association of Equipment Management Professionals and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers announced today will bring ...

FMI nonresidential construction index reaches highest score to date

FMI nonresidential construction index reaches highest...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 20, 2014

FMI’s first quarter Nonresidential Construction Index came in at 64.9 points, showing a 7.5 point increase from the fourth quarter ...

Housing starts fall 16% in January after major revision to December estimate

Housing starts fall 16% in January after major revision...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2014

Housing starts in the U.S. suffered a large fall in January, according to preliminary data from the Commerce Department. Housing starts ...

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school students to construction training

Maryland shadow program works to draw high school...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 12, 2014

Through the end of this month a vocational school in Fredrick, Maryland is offering students the opportunity to get a ...

Tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha shut down for “months” due to complexity of needed repairs

Tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha shut down for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2014

Washington State Department of Transportation officials say Big Bertha, the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, is likely out of commission for ...

Construction companies join forces, commit to hiring more than 100,000 veterans

Construction companies join forces, commit to hiring...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 10, 2014

More than 100 construction companies have joined forces in committing to hiring more than 100,000 veterans over the next five ...

State orders Google to move its mystery barge construction site from San Francisco Bay island

State orders Google to move its mystery barge...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 07, 2014

The mystery surrounding whatever it is Google is building atop a barge moored to an island in the middle of ...

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