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Products October 29, 2014
JCB has outfitted its largest and strongest Loadall telescopic handler—the all-new 512-56—with the company’s new high-torque, low-emission Ecomax diesel engines that meet U.S. Tier 4 Interim emissions standards. The 512-56 can elevate a maximum load of 12,000 lb to a height of 56 ft. The machine is...
Products October 29, 2014
Combining diesel fuel and an electric power system, the JLG H340AJ provides the power and durability of a diesel-powered machine while saving operational costs as the world’s first true four-wheel electric-drive hybrid boom. Compared to an all-diesel machine, the H340AJ provides substantial fuel...
Products October 29, 2014
The new Cat TH255C telehandler—with a rated load capacity of 5,500 lb and a maximum lift height of 18.33 ft—features a powerful, compact design that accommodates both a wide range of work tools and a varied range of applications, resulting in an exceptionally versatile machine. The new fuel-...
Products October 28, 2014
State departments of transportation (DOTs) and transportation authorities are turning to EarthCam to document their Accelerated Bridge Construction projects. When looking for a camera system that keeps up with the fast-paced environment of a rapid build, agencies like Connecticut DOT and Rhode...
Products October 28, 2014
ComSTAR is a new generation of full duplex wireless headsets allowing up to eight users to communicate simultaneously just like on a regular telephone. Headsets enhance industrial job site productivity and safety by providing instantaneous, hands-free voice communications within an 800-yd range.  ...
Products September 24, 2014
Vista by Viewpoint is a fully scalable and integrated SQL/.NET solution tailored specifically for mid-to-large-sized construction companies. An intuitive application that scales easily and integrates with all key third-party software, Vista provides real-time data wherever and whenever needed....
Products August 27, 2014
Cloud-based Viewpoint For Project Collaboration allows for real-time flow of drawings, documents and data for all stages of the construction lifecycle, providing improved communications and collaboration among multiple project stakeholders on both internal and external teams; this includes owners,...
News August 18, 2014
The mood was generally upbeat in an end-user survey conducted earlier this year by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) to give its members a snapshot-look at market perceptions. According to the AEM Snapshot Survey, respondents overall plan to increase fleet sizes and staff levels, and...
Products July 30, 2014
Cut cost by renting modular spreader beams with spans ranging from 3 – 52 ft and capacities from 9 tons to 187 tons from LGH! Lightweight, durable and strong, modular beams are also easy to transport. LGH now offers the CMOD-50, providing corners for modular beams and creating a modular lifting...
Products July 30, 2014
The Crafco Super Shot is an oil-jacketed melter/applicator designed to apply crack sealant and filler to pavement cracks and joints, resulting in extended pavement service life. It received the Roads & Bridges Contractor’s Choice 2014 Gold Award. It is an ideal choice when crews are continually...
Article July 11, 2014
For 28 years Doug Pawlowski has been removing concrete from driveways, parking lots, streets, factory floors and other locations, always focusing on working fast and minimizing the impact on his surroundings. A recent job put his experience, skill and equipment to the test in a unique setting. His...
Article July 11, 2014
H&S Contracting Inc., located in Moorhead, Minn., was looking for estimating software to take the company to the next level.   Their previous system using ledger sheets and Excel documents created in-house was outdated, and as Brent Syster, estimator and project manager with H&S, pointed...
Article July 11, 2014
In south Florida, particularly the populous southeast corner of the state, traffic approaches the congested density of Los Angeles’ freeway system.   Florida highways are busy, and rush hours are not confined to weekday mornings and evenings. Traffic is nonstop, seven days a week, about 20 hours...
Article July 11, 2014
Austin Bridge & Road Co. in Irving, Texas, is currently at work on the I-30 project in Dallas and Tarrant counties.   The project includes replacing the single HOV lane with two new lanes that will be open in each direction. Austin Bridge & Road has its fleet of equipment at work on the...
Article July 10, 2014
Webber LLC, based out of Houston, has specialized in highway projects since it was founded more than 50 years ago.   Currently, one of the projects they are involved with is the I-35 reconstruction project. They have been at work on section 5B of the project since September 2011. Work on the 6.5-...
Article July 10, 2014
Materials and trucks were in short supply on the paving of I-95 near Island Falls, a town of 600 in eastern Maine. Challenges were not.   The project featured: Wide-width paving to eliminate longitudinal joints; The use of reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) as a structural layer; A remote...
Article July 10, 2014
It may not have looked like it in early 2014, but in a few years a 680-acre tract in Cupertino, Calif., will be the site of a spaceship-like office building—bigger than the Pentagon—on a new corporate campus for computer industry titan Apple Inc.   Of advanced environmental design, the $5.5...
Article July 10, 2014
Progress sometimes comes at a price.   Take for instance the interchange where Old Windthorst Road and Highways 82 and 287 meet in Wichita Falls, Texas. When the turnaround bridge at this interchange was constructed in 1964, low traffic counts and nonexistent development in the area prompted Texas...
Article July 10, 2014
Not too long ago the vision was a kissing booth. Now some are not sure what they are looking at—like those witnessing a Man of Many Faces carnival act. Some contractors continue to smile through the equipment acquisitions, while others are taking on the remainder of 2014 with more of a straight...
Article June 15, 2014
traffic signs
As early as the 1920s highway agencies across the country started developing guidelines for uniform traffic signs. During that time—and pretty much ever since—the conventional thinking concerning nighttime visibility has been brighter is better. That is because nighttime sign visibility has...
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