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News October 12, 2018
    Illinois Tollway awards more than $26 million in contracts for construction and professional engineering services Sept. 27, 2018—The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today approved two construction contracts and three professional engineering service contracts totaling $26.3 million at its...
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News October 05, 2018
    Kenworth T880S Mixer with McNeilus Bridgemaster Package provides major donation to RMC Research & Education Foundation Sept. 24, 2018—A Kenworth T880S bridge formula mixer chassis, recently sold during online bidding, will provide a major contribution to the RMC Research & Education...
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News September 28, 2018
  Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announces winners of annual Big Beam competition September 12, 2018—The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announced that Saint Martin’s University (Lacey, Wash.) won the organization’s Engineering Student Design Competition, also known as...
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News September 21, 2018
  John Deere and Wacker Neuson enter into strategic supplier agreement for compact excavators September 10, 2018—As demand for John Deere construction equipment increases around the globe, the Moline, Ill. based manufacturer is entering into a strategic supplier agreement with Wacker Neuson to...
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News September 14, 2018
  Fleet Advantage COO & CTO James Griffin selected as finalist for the South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 Technology Awards September 5, 2018—Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and lifecycle cost management announced today its COO...
41st Street Pedestrian Bridge in Chicago
Case Studies September 12, 2018
This summer, a curving blue metal structure under construction along Chicago’s lake shore captured the attention of residents and local media because of its resemblance to a roller coaster. Had some enterprising amusement company chosen to build a thrill ride along Lake Michigan? Turns out that the...
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News September 07, 2018
Testing begins at world's first 'emission-free' quarry Aug. 29, 2018 —Swedish companies Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) and Skanska are turning the quarrying industry upside down in a groundbreaking study to create the world’s first ‘emission-free’ quarry. Drawing on the electromobility...
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News August 31, 2018
I Build America launches first annual Construction Appreciation Week August 24, 2018—To foster a positive dialogue about America’s construction workers, I Build America, which is the only organization solely dedicated to promoting the value of the construction industry, announces the first annual...
NCAT RAP mix evaluation

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News August 30, 2018
Cargill is partnering with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) in Opelika, Ala., and the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) MnROAD program in Albertville, Minn., to determine how to best implement performance-engineered mix design procedures, especially in mixes...
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News August 24, 2018
ARA rental revenue forecast gains strength Aug. 13, 2018—The American Rental Association (ARA), for the second quarter in a row, is projecting larger increases in revenue almost across the board for the equipment and event rental industry than it did in the previous five-year forecast released in...
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News August 17, 2018
Registered attendees may participate in concurrent Green Truck Summit and Fleet Technical Congress programming at The Work Truck Show 2019 August 7, 2018—NTEA—the association for the work truck industry—is expanding available educational opportunities during The Work Truck Show 2019—offering a new...
Business news
News August 10, 2018
Doosan reaches milestone with more than 400,000 excavators and wheel loaders produced worldwide July 2018—Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is celebrating the milestone of producing more than 400,000 excavators and wheel loaders for markets worldwide, since the company entered the construction...
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News August 03, 2018
  Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas adds Bill Klein as district manager in the Northeast region July 18, 2018—Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. announced the addition of William “Bill” Klein to the sales team. He will be responsible for assisting Hyundai dealers across the...
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News July 27, 2018
  Trackunit and United Rentals partner for data-driven telematics and jobsite connectivity June 28, 2018—Trackunit Inc., a leading global innovator of telematics technology, has announced a partnership with United Rentals Inc., the world’s largest equipment rental company, to provide premium...
Completed CC8 invert rehab, with sealed edges
Case Studies July 24, 2018
On highway M-20, east of New Era, Mich., a 70-ft metal plate arch culvert was experiencing moderate to severe section loss in the invert from corrosion and abrasion. The steep decline in condition due to corrosion was attributed to the intermittently flowing creek and the invert’s frequent exposure...
road bridge construction business news
News July 20, 2018
Epiroc becomes fully independent company June 18, 2018—The shares of Epiroc AB, a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries, have started trading on Nasdaq Stockholm in Sweden. This marks the start of Epiroc as a fully independent company...
ALL Crane
Case Studies July 18, 2018
It is often said that football is a game of inches. So is using two cranes to set 120,000-lb bridge beams.   “With those final, exacting adjustments, you absolutely must have selected the right machines and the most experienced operators,” said Edwin Suazo, project coordinator for ALL Sunshine...
Long Grove covered bridge

Image: Village of Long Grove

News June 28, 2018
A box truck crashed into the historic covered bridge in Long Grove, Ill., Wednesday afternoon, just two weeks after the bridge was made a historic landmark.   At 3:54 p.m., the truck struck the top of the covered bridge, according to local reports. The truck was driven by a 30-year-old Chicago man...
S.R. 88 Apache Trail Arizona

Image: Arizona DOT

News June 21, 2018
A road improvement project along 17 miles of S.R. 88 east of Phoenix is expected to be completed by the end of summer, according to Arizona state officials.   The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) said that the $6.5 million project focuses on roads beginning 3 miles east of Apache...
Rte. 36 in Macon County, Mo.

Workers use IC and IR to improve paving operations on Rte. 36 in Macon County, Mo.

Article May 23, 2018
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) executed a year-long project throughout 2017 to demonstrate the use of intelligent compaction (IC), infrared scanning (IR) and Veta software to improve pavement construction operations.   “We were looking for ways to assess quality in asphalt...
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