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Construction expected to grow 8% this year with “groundhog”-like growth from nonresidential

Construction expected to grow 8% this year with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 27, 2014

Construction industry consultant FMI has released what it calls a "cautiously optimistic" outlook for the industry in 2014 in its ...

Before Bertha repairs begin, archaeologists will test soil for artifacts

Before Bertha repairs begin, archaeologists will test...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2014

Before workers in Seattle begin to dig a 12-story pit to make the necessary repairs to get the world's largest ...

Caltrans agrees to remove netting from bridge construction site to remove threat to swallows

Caltrans agrees to remove netting from bridge...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 13, 2014

The California Department of Transportation recently reached a settlement with conservationists to remove netting draped across a construction site near ...

Highway construction project halted in Iceland to avoid disturbing home and church of “hidden elves”

Highway construction project halted in Iceland to avoid...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 23, 2013

It's not uncommon for construction and road projects to be halted due to environmental concerns. But elves? That's a new one ...

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s end dropped due to 3 political uncertainties

Forecast for U.S. construction value at year’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 23, 2013

Citing three different political situations it expects to cause continued shifting in construction markets, FMI has again revised downward its ...

Alabama Rep. Bachus introduces bill to expedite approval of large construction projects

Alabama Rep. Bachus introduces bill to expedite...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 15, 2013

Citing "protracted" construction permitting procedures in need of streamlining, U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., recently detailed the Responsibly and Professionally ...

U.S. infrastructure spending has plummeted in last 5 years

U.S. infrastructure spending has plummeted in last 5...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 30, 2013

According to a report from our sister site Better Roads, infrastructure spending in the U.S. has plummeted in the last ...

Wirtgen’s plug-and-play AutoPilot Field Rover eliminates stringlines

Wirtgen’s plug-and-play AutoPilot Field Rover...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Apr 25, 2013

Last week, we told you about Wirtgen receiving an innovation award at the latest Bauma construction equipment show in Munich. ...

Two-thirds of Americans likely to say “no” to gas tax as transportation funding

Two-thirds of Americans likely to say “no”...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 24, 2013

According to a report from our sister site Better Roads citing a recent Gallup poll, two-thirds of Americans would oppose ...

Wirtgen wins a Bauma 2013 innovation award with “virtual stringlines” and the AutoPilot Field Rover

Wirtgen wins a Bauma 2013 innovation award with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 19, 2013

The Bauma construction equipment trade show, currently wrapping up in Munich, Germany has named its five innovations award winners for ...

Better Roads: 38% of highway construction sites saw car crashes in past year

Better Roads: 38% of highway construction sites saw car...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 19, 2013

John Latta, editor of our sister publication Better Roads, has written an impassioned blog post with a very important topic: ...

Highway construction up 4.3% annually in January thanks to warmer weather

Highway construction up 4.3% annually in January thanks...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 12, 2013

Highway construction was up 4.3 percent in January over January 2012, largely due to warmer weather, according to the American ...

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