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Safer Road Construction Sites: Yes, we can.

Better Roads Staff - May 07, 2013

Safer Road Construction Sites: Yes, we can.

By John Latta, jlatta@randallreilly.com   A whole lot of highway contractors who work on our roads want to see tougher laws, fines and legal penalties for moving violations in work zones and more frequent safety training for workers on these jobs. This information ...

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Real Costs Vs. Budgeted Costs

Better Roads Staff - Feb 05, 2013

Real Costs Vs. Budgeted Costs

Software handles the uncertainty between estimates and actual job costs   By Daniel C. Brown, Contributing Editor   An Iowa-based contractor has won 80 percent of the available bonus payments on a successful 18-mile, two-lane asphalt paving project near Grinnell, Iowa. Contractors today can compare ...

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The Other Dangers

Better Roads Staff - Feb 05, 2013

The Other Dangers

Don’t overlook these jobsite hazards when working near traffic.   By Lauren Heartsill Dowdle, Contributing Editor     When you work road construction zones there is never really a time to relax when it comes to safety. The job, more or less cordoned off from ...

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Outlook 2013

Better Roads Staff - Jan 10, 2013

Outlook 2013

Funds, Funds, Funds   • Agencies intend to take advantage of MAP-21 reforms and also look to more private financing options. • Contractors say infrastructure damage will keep getting worse as funding remains inadequate.     By John Latta, Editor-in-Chief jlatta@randallreilly.com   At a time when economists and other ...

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Volvo Rents acquires Aerial Platform Experts

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 29, 2012

Volvo Rents acquires Aerial Platform Experts

Volvo Rents, a worldwide provider of small- to medium-sized construction equipment, announces the expansion of its operations into Iowa with the acquisition of Aerial Platform Experts, a single-location construction equipment rental company located at 3140 West 73rd Street in Davenport, ...

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Nonresidential fixed investment drops 12% in Q1 2012

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 27, 2012

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) says that nonresidential fixed investment in structures dropped 12 percent in the first quarter of 2012 following a 0.9 percent decrease in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the April 27 Department of ...

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68 percent of highway contractors had vehicle crash into work zone

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 26, 2012

Sixty-eight percent of the nation’s highway contractors had motor vehicles crash into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). ...

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AGC: Construction material prices rise moderately

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 16, 2012

The cost of construction materials is showing signs of accelerating after moderating in January, according to an analysis of producer price index figures and recent market information released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Ongoing price increases underscore the ...

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AGC one of top lobbying organizations in D.C.

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 07, 2011

Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), has been named by The Hill as a top lobbying organization in Washington, D.C., Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) announced about its parent organization. This is the third year in a row the paper cited ...

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AGC: U.S. construction materials prices up 8.1 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 02, 2011

The amount contractors pay for a range of key construction materials held steady in September in the United States but climbed 8.1 percent from the year-earlier level, according to an analysis of producer price index figures released by the Associated ...

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RoadWorks

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 07, 2011

RoadWorks

By John Latta, Tina Grady Barbaccia and Mike Anderson No Gas Tax Hike No Problem? The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has proposed a revenue-neutral solution to rebuild and modernize America’s Interstates. A multi-year highway bill can be fully funded without raising the gas ...

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AGC: Construction fatalities decline by nearly 10 percent in 2009-2010

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 25, 2011

The number of construction fatalities declined by nearly 10 percent between 2009 and 2010 and by almost 40 percent during the past five years, according to an analysis of new federal data prepared by the Associated General Contractors of America ...

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