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Off to World of Concrete

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 04, 2013

Off to World of Concrete

At the crack of dawn on Tuesday, I'll be headed out to Las Vegas to cover the World of Concrete 2013 trade show for Better Roads and report back on the latest product introductions, new technologies in concrete as it ...

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A sneak peak at Liebherr's bauma intros

John Latta - Jan 29, 2013

Still cold, still windy in Munich. But OEMs keep presenting sneak peeks at what they will deliver to the huge  bauma show here in April. Liebherr will present its new modular design 150 EC-B flat-top crane, designed to offer customers ...

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Indiana DOT awarded $17.99 million contract

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 22, 2013

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has been awarded a contract to replace the State Road 152 bridge (Nine Span bridge) over the railroad yards. Dunnet Bay Construction of Glendale Heights, Ill., is demolishing the old structure and building the new ...

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N.J. DOT commissioner will make ‘significant announcement’ on $1B Pulaski Skyway rehab project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jan 09, 2013

New Jersey Department of Transportation (N.J. DOT) Commissioner James S. Simpson is planning to make a “significant announcement” tomorrow regarding the $1 billion Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation project, according to a news alert sent out today from the N.J. DOT. The project, ...

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Dynapac upgrades SAD2500CS high-density asphalt paver

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 14, 2012

Dynapac upgrades SAD2500CS high-density asphalt paver

  Dynapac's upgraded SD2500CS high-density asphalt paver is powered by an interim Tier 4 certified Cummins QSB 6.7 water-cooled turbo-diesel engine rated for 200 horsepower at 2,200 rpm. The machine was originally introduced in Europe in 2011. The model's "infinitely variable eco mode" ...

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Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2012

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Getting Better all the Time   America’s structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   They aren’t numbers to throw a party for yet, but once again, the number of structurally deficient (SD) or functionally obsolete (FO) bridges ...

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GUEST BLOG: What the re-election of President Obama, Republican House majority, Democratic Senate majority means for the construction industry

Contributed - Nov 12, 2012

GUEST BLOG: What the re-election of President Obama, Republican House majority, Democratic Senate majority means for the construction industry

During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney gave relative lip service to the subject of rebuilding America’s faltering infrastructure. Rather than positioning infrastructure as an integral part of the nation’s fabric, both treated construction funding ...

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Top construction industry editor inducted into Construction Writers Association Hall of Fame

Staff Report - Nov 07, 2012

Top construction industry editor inducted into Construction Writers Association Hall of Fame

During its annual Grand Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C., the Construction Writers Association (CWA) inducted Randall-Reilly Construction Media Editorial Director Marcia Gruver Doyle into its Hall of Fame. This highly prestigious award is presented to select individuals who exemplify true ...

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Q3 GDP: U.S. economic growth is 'slow but not slowing'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Oct 29, 2012

Q3 GDP: U.S. economic growth is 'slow but not slowing'

The U.S. economy may be sluggish, but Oct. 26 from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported 2.0 percent growth in real gross domestic product for the third quarter of 2012. This means that U.S. economic growth is slow but not ...

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Michael F. Donnino elected to ARTBA's executive committee

Staff Report - Sep 19, 2012

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) named Granite Construction Inc. Senior Vice President Michael F. Donnino as an executive committee officer for organization. Granite has been an ARTBA member since 1982. "We're very pleased that Mike is joining the ARTBA ...

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Tier 4: Will tough regulations make construction equipment resale a quarantine market?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 07, 2012

Tier 4: Will tough regulations make construction equipment resale a quarantine market?

There has been much ado about the Tier 4 final regulations that are coming down coming the pike and what it is going to mean for the used construction equipment market.  With Tier 4 interim standards currently in effect, there ...

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Illinois DOT suspending non-emergency road construction this weekend

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 31, 2012

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is suspending non-emergency road construction where possible to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow because of the high volume of travel expected this Labor Day weekend. IDOT also provided advance notice of lane closures that ...

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