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Most common work-related deaths for highway and bridge construction workers

Brian Ethridge - Sep 15, 2014

Most common work-related deaths for highway and bridge construction workers

The general population may not pay a lot of attention to it, but highway and bridge construction workers risk their lives nearly every day at work. We have seen far-too-many work-related deaths, and we haven’t seen the last. According to the ...

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Better Roads receives national bronze, regional gold awards for editorial

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 14, 2014

Better Roads receives national bronze, regional gold awards for editorial

ASBPE, formerly the American Society of Business Publication Editors, Better Roads with a National Bronze Award for Editorial/Editor’s Letter and with the Regional Gold Award for the Upper Midwest Region in the same category for a series of editorials in ...

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Iowa's Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 14, 2014

Iowa's Jesup Bridge: From Beginning to End

Buchanan County Secondary Roads plans to replace the bridge on V-65 south of Jesup, Iowa. The bridge will be replaced as part of a demonstration project using a new design software program developed by the Short Span Steel Bridge Alliance ...

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Poor pavement costs Md. residents about $6.2 billion each year - report

Staff Report - Mar 01, 2013

More than two-fifths of Maryland’s major locally and state-maintained roads are in either poor or mediocre condition, one-quarter of bridges are in need of repair or replacement, and the state’s drivers experience increasingly worsening congestion, according to the report, Maryland ...

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GUEST BLOG POST: The Link Between Intelligent Transportation and Better Roads

Staff Report - Mar 01, 2013

GUEST BLOG POST: The Link Between Intelligent Transportation and Better Roads

by Scott F. Belcher is president and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America As a follow up to my guest column last week on the issue of connected vehicles, and the FCC’s consideration of a plan to make the ...

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Equipment finance market on rise for third straight month

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 25, 2013

Equipment finance market on rise for third straight month

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation released the February 2013 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) on Feb. 22, which indicated that overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is up for the third consecutive month at ...

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FMI Nonresidential Construction index up 58.1 percent

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 14, 2013

FMI Nonresidential Construction index up 58.1 percent

The FMI Nonresidential Construction index rose to 58.1 in the first quarter of 2013, up 2.6 points from Q4 2012′s 55.6. The index sits at the same mark of 58.1 as one year ago, but up greatly from the 35.6 ...

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Want to know what Illinois drivers think about its state transportation? Check out this video

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 11, 2013

Want to know what Illinois drivers think about its state transportation? Check out this video

Want to know what Illinois drivers had to say about transportation in 2012? I am an Illinois driver, but I'll keep my opinion to myself (mostly) – except that the traffic is still a HUGE problem. (I know, I should really be ...

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Stantec's Matthew Alexander Presented with 'Driving Force Award' by the E-470 Board of Directors

Staff Report - Feb 11, 2013

Stantec's Matthew Alexander Presented with 'Driving Force Award' by the E-470 Board of Directors

Stantec Transportation Program Manager Matthew Alexander has been honored with the “Driving Force Award” by the E-470 Public Highway Authority board of directors. A member of Stantec’s Denver transportation practice, Alexander was recognized for “his contributions and leadership in supporting ...

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Dexter + Chaney project management software system integrates projects 'end-to-end'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 08, 2013

Dexter + Chaney project management software system integrates projects 'end-to-end'

LAS VEGAS--Seattle-based construction software developer Dexter + Chaney rolled out its new Spectrum Project Management software at the 2013 World of Concrete trade show this week in Las Vegas. Spectrum Project Management is available as part of the suite of applications ...

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Holcim’s new weatherAPP helps you decide when to pour

Amy Materson - Feb 08, 2013

LAS VEGAS–Quickly determine if the weather on your jobsite will contribute to plastic shrinkage cracking with Holcim’s weatherAPP, launched this week at World of Concrete 2013. The free app, which is available for download from the Apple or Android app ...

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Deere’s bright ideas: Hybrid diesel-electric wheel loader, new line of skid steers and compact track loaders

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 06, 2013

John Deere introduced its 644K Hybrid wheel loader at the World of Concrete 2013. The machine runs on diesel-electric

LAS VEGAS—John Deere Forestry and Construction showcased its latest “bright ideas” at a Feb. 5 World of Concrete 2013 press conference: the 644K Hybrid wheel loader and the new E Series line of skid steers and compact track loaders. The ...

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