More from Tina Grady Barbaccia

Tina Grady Barbaccia is executive editor of Better Roads and news & digital editor for Aggregates Manager. She has bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication and in Theater Studies from Kent State University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Communication managerial program. Barbaccia is currently national second vice president and a board member of the Construction Writers Association and national treasurer of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and a Chicago board member. She has won numerous national and regional ASBPE Awards as well as being a finalist for the American Business Media’s (ABM) Jesse H. Neal Award in 2007 and recipient of the award in 2011. Her coverage of a program to help children learn about the aggregates industry and pique their interest in geology earned an industry organization a 2005 Littleford Award from ABM.


VIDEO: Fun with snowplowing

Dec 19, 2014

VIDEO: Fun with snowplowing

Who says shoveling your driveway can’t be fun? Last year, I tried to make shoveling the driveway fun by having my two boys shovel along with me and make a fort while doing so. We had races with who could push ...

Read More...

Illinois Tollway helping veterans with free training Dec. 18, Jan. 8

Dec 17, 2014

Illinois Tollway helping veterans with free training Dec. 18, Jan. 8

The Illinois Tollway has an ambitious 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, and it’s helping veterans get involved. The agency will host four free Veterans Goals Workshops to provide an opportunity for prime contractors, ...

Read More...

Construction industry growth numbers keep outlook positive

Dec 16, 2014

Construction industry growth numbers keep outlook positive

  The latest report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) highlighting construction growth last month is welcome news and a good sign that the construction industry continues to recover. ABC’s Chief Economist Anirban Basu says that nonresidential construction added nearly 5,000 ...

Read More...

2014 Better Roads Bridge Inventory

Dec 16, 2014

2014 Better Roads Bridge Inventory

Methodology: The Better Roads Bridge Inventory is an exclusive, award-winning annual survey that has been conducted since 1979. Bridge engineers from every state and Washington, D.C., are sent a survey with both qualitative and quantitative questions. The Federal Highway Administration, ...

Read More...

N.C. high school, middle school students invited to participate in Model Bridge Building Competition, deadline Dec. 31

Dec 12, 2014

N.C. high school, middle school students invited to participate in Model Bridge Building Competition, deadline Dec. 31

  The North Carolina Department of Transportation invites all North Carolina middle and high schools to participate in its 16th annual Model Bridge Building Competition. The contest is designed to give students a hands-on opportunity to apply their science, technology, engineering ...

Read More...

MaxLite Tunnel Lights have no downtown after power outage

Dec 12, 2014

MaxLite Tunnel Lights have no downtown after power outage

MaxLite’s Merak LED Tunnel Lights are capable of replacing 175-watt to 1,000-watt high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps and are said to provide energy savings of up to 70 percent. The LEDs have an 118,000-hour L70 lifetime. Available in a wide range of ...

Read More...

Keep your laws off our ditches

Dec 12, 2014

Keep your laws off our ditches

The current proposed regulation that would change the definition of the “waters of the United States” and expand federal regulations to cover other wet areas in the country – including roadside ditches – could be extremely detrimental to the highway ...

Read More...

Ditch Witch’s SK850: The company's most powerful mini skid steer

Dec 11, 2014

Ditch Witch’s SK850: The company's most powerful mini skid steer

Ditch Witch’s SK850 is equipped with a 37-horsepower, Tier 4 Yanmar diesel engine and is the company’s most powerful mini skid steer. It has an 860-pound rated operating capacity and 83-inch hinge-pin height. The mini skid steer’s 74-square-inch platform and ...

Read More...

North Carolina’s DOT adding signs for electric charging stations along the highways

Dec 09, 2014

North Carolina’s DOT adding signs for electric charging stations along the highways

It’s going to get a whole lot easier for drivers in North Carolina who operate some hybrid vehicle to find “refuelbing” stations. The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has agreed to include electric vehicle charging station signs along highways, according to ...

Read More...

Dissecting the Affordable Care Act

Dec 08, 2014

Dissecting the Affordable Care Act

Beginning in 2015, employers with more than 50 employees are required to offer healthcare coverage to their full-time employees or otherwise be hit with a significant financial penalty under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). In 2016, this ...

Read More...

What you need to know about the new public-private contract guidelines

Dec 08, 2014

The latest surface transportation bill, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)" required that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) develop public-private partnership (P3) transaction model contracts for the most popular type ...

Read More...

Caterpillar 335F compact radius excavator for bridge, road work in tight spaces

Dec 08, 2014

Caterpillar 335F compact radius excavator for bridge, road work in tight spaces

  Caterpillar’s 335F CR is the manufacturer’s largest compact radius excavator available. The reduced swing radius and heavy lifting capabilities suit this machine for rehabilitation work on roads and bridges where work space is at a premium. The machine is also ...

Read More...

advertisement
advertisement

New Road Products

advertisement
advertisement