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Highway and bridge construction on the rise in August

Brian Ethridge - Sep 23, 2014

Highway and bridge construction on the rise in August

New construction starts are back to the normal pace reported during the first seven months of the year. Construction dropped nine percent in August after recording a boost in energy-related manufacturing projects in July. However, the drop did not seem to have ...

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New ARTBA awards program to highlight good works

Amy Materson - Sep 19, 2014

New ARTBA awards program to highlight good works

Construction firms intent on giving back to their communities may now be honored for their good works. The Transportation Development Foundation, an American Road and Transportation Builders Association foundation that promotes research, education and public awareness, is launching the Helping ...

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Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Wayne Grayson - Sep 03, 2014

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some in July, with its largest monthly gain in more than two years. Construction spending rose 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted ...

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VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore's ballad for the construction industry

Wayne Grayson - Sep 01, 2014

VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore's ballad for the construction industry

Kip Moore has penned his share of hits, most notably the platinum-selling “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck’ which reached number 1 on the U.S. country charts. And now the country star has dedicated a song to the men and women of ...

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How to become a more productive highway construction worker

Amy Materson - Aug 26, 2014

How to become a more productive highway construction worker

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is a result of how you work, not how long you work, has become widely accepted. Studies have shown that the last employee ...

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Construction worker killed while laying asphalt

Brian Ethridge - Aug 19, 2014

Construction worker killed while laying asphalt

John Garner, 52, was killed while construction crews were laying asphalt in Batesville, Arkansas. Authorities say Garner was helping with the construction when a piece of equipment flipped and rolled on top of him. The accident took place at the intersection of ...

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The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Wayne Grayson - Aug 11, 2014

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Managing employees can be one of the toughest jobs to face when running a company. Too often, contractors build their business without having any training, guidance or expertise in how to deal with their people effectively. If you’re in the black, ...

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Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

Tom Jackson - Aug 08, 2014

Toll roads, P3s and creative financing will bring short-term gain, long-term disaster for the road building industry

For the last half-century gas and diesel taxes collected at the pump have been the primary source of funding for almost all our highway infrastructure. But Congress hasn’t  increased the gas tax or adjusted it for inflation since 1992. Anti-tax advocates ...

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MEN VS. WOMEN: Who are the better heavy equipment operators?

Tom Jackson - Aug 06, 2014

MEN VS. WOMEN: Who are the better heavy equipment operators?

Many people assume that operating heavy construction equipment is a man’s job. After all, these are big, powerful machines. Grease on the hands, mud-caked boots and the smell of diesel in the morning are just part of the job. No ...

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5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Brian Ethridge - Aug 04, 2014

5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Outdoor construction sites rarely see ideal temperatures, especially during the dog days of summer. Workers may spend hours under the sun, which can be a huge health hazard if certain safety procedures aren’t taken. Surviving the hottest days of the year ...

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Martin Marietta reports huge 2nd quarter profits

Brian Ethridge - Jul 31, 2014

Martin Marietta reports huge 2nd quarter profits

Martin Marietta Materials has reported strong second quarter earnings of $1.34 per share compared to 89 cents per share in the second quarter of 2013. Revenue for the company totaled $669.2 million, up from $561.3 million during the same period last ...

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Falsework tumbles after sand hauler hits interstate bridge

Brian Ethridge - Jul 17, 2014

Falsework tumbles after sand hauler hits interstate bridge

A sand hauler hit a bridge currently under construction on Interstate 215 in Perris, California, causing lumber and steel beams to collapse onto the freeway. The semi truck driver lost control and struck a concrete divider along the shoulder. A portion of ...

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