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Minnesota DOT creates bridge deck deterioration timelines to predict needed repairs

Minnesota DOT creates bridge deck deterioration...

Posted by Chris Hill on Mar 04, 2015

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) researchers are using a database of historical bridge deck inspection and construction reports to help ...

Worker killed by falling telehandler attachment in Minnesota

Worker killed by falling telehandler attachment in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 02, 2015

While working on a hotel jobsite in Minnesota, a worker was killed when an attachment from a telehandler suddenly fell ...

Bird advocates call for special glass that could seriously delay Vikings stadium construction, add $60 million to cost

Bird advocates call for special glass that could...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 19, 2015

Crews and head contractor Mortenson Construction have successfully fought through a worker shortage and below-freezing temperatures to keep construction on the ...

These 2 construction crews were instrumental in helping firefighters save lives in Baltimore, Minnesota house fires

These 2 construction crews were instrumental in helping...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 15, 2015

Construction workers in Baltimore and a small Maine town used their skills for a slightly different but heroic purpose earlier ...

These massive heaters help Minneapolis workers fight back below-zero temps while building the new Vikings football stadium

These massive heaters help Minneapolis workers fight...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 05, 2015

When you work outside, sometimes you gotta do it in the cold. And when it comes to construction, sometimes, in ...

Construction workers across U.S. push through blast of Bering Bomb cold snap

Construction workers across U.S. push through blast of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 17, 2014

After the remnants of a Pacific typhoon sent arctic air across much of the United States last week, temperatures dipped ...

Texas construction firms are buying the majority of construction equipment for earthmoving right now and it’s not even close

Texas construction firms are buying the majority of...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Sep 08, 2014

At 645 buyers, Texas stomped No. 2 Florida (317 buyers) in the number of financed construction equipment buyers engaged in ...

Construction spending booming to record highs in Minneapolis

Construction spending booming to record highs in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 25, 2014

The city of Minneapolis has issued a combined $1.2 billion in commercial and residential building permits so far this year ...

Contractor stresses importance of parts and service, tells equipment manufacturers: “You’re only as strong as your weakest dealer” (VIDEO)

Contractor stresses importance of parts and service,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jun 30, 2014

Edgar Butsch, director of equipment operations, M.A. Mortenson Company, Minneapolis, had some kind but blunt words for equipment manufacturers attending ...

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on the rise

Wages for construction and other skilled trades are on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 04, 2014

Wages for skilled tradesmen in the construction and mining as well as those in logging and manufacturing are on the ...

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay, reduce expectations to find enough workers to meet demand

Minnesota construction firms likely need to boost pay,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 27, 2014

Construction is Minnesota's fastest growing industry, and as demand continues to pile up, construction firms there are having a hard ...

Construction blamed for rise of road rage incidents near Minneapolis

Construction blamed for rise of road rage incidents...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2014

Police near Minneapolis say that road construction in the city is causing 10 to 15 locations each day to back ...

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