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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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VIDEO: Company 3-D prints 10 homes in 24 hours

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - May 08, 2014

VIDEO: Company 3-D prints 10 homes in 24 hours

With construction being a physical, hands-on industry, you might not have even considered that a computer could do your job. But a Chinese company has created technology where a 3-D printer created 10 buildings in 24 hours. Before you get worried — ...

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Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 24, 2014

Find out which state leads the nation in construction job losses

After Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on the East Coast, pummeling the New Jersey shore in particular, businesses in 113 of 565 New Jersey municipalities experienced a combined total of $382 million in commercial property loss, according to Federal Emergency Management ...

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7 Tips for Your First Week in Highway Construction

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

7 Tips for Your First Week in Highway Construction

If you’re considering working in highway construction for the first time, you may be looking for some advice for your first few days on the job. You probably know it will be a lot of hard work and that hard hats ...

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You shouldn’t be a roadbuilder if…

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 13, 2013

You shouldn’t be a roadbuilder if…

Hear me out: I definitely think people should do what makes them happy and what puts food on the table. However, sometimes there are things that hinder us from working in certain fields. As our sister site Total Landscape Care points out, ...

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In the Persian Gulf: It’s art. It’s a bridge.

John Latta - Apr 10, 2013

In the Persian Gulf: It’s art. It’s a bridge.

There is this bridge. And it is something to see. The Sheikh Zayed Bridge joins Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland on the southern shore of the Persian Gulf, and it is an excellent example of the seamless coming together of design, ...

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Industry professionals lobby Congress to spare construction from sequester cuts

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 15, 2013

Industry professionals lobby Congress to spare construction from sequester cuts

Construction professionals have begun lobbying Congress to spare their projects from the sequester cuts that took effect March 1, the New York Times reported. Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has flooded Congress with emails and letters to protest the hundreds ...

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bauma 2013

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 01, 2013

bauma 2013

bauma will take place April 15-21, 2013 in Munich, Germany. This international trade fair, which takes place every three years, is features construction site products such as construction vehicles, construction machines, lifting appliances and conveyors, construction equipment and tools, scaffoldings, site ...

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Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit set for Sept. 26-28

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 30, 2012

A Natural Gas for High Horsepower (HHP) Summit is being held Sept. 26-28 in Houston to focus on the applications where liquefied natural gas (LNG) can replace diesel in off-road high horsepower applications used in the construction, mining, E&P drilling, ...

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Work on I-80, Brownson to Sidney in Nebrask, begins Sept. 4

Staff Report - Aug 30, 2012

Weather permitting, construction work is scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 4 on I-80 between Reference Post 46 at Brownson and Reference Post 61 at Sidney, according to the Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR). Ballou Pavement Solutions Inc. of Salina, Kansas, has ...

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Remembering Bill Swisher

John Latta - Jun 07, 2012

Remembering Bill Swisher

One of the things about the construction industry, and road construction in particular because that’s where I live, is the people. There are some true characters in this business, originals, old school make-a-difference types. Maybe it was a different world, maybe ...

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