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Public vs. Private Distinction

Better Roads Staff - Mar 07, 2014

Public vs. Private Distinction

Why knowing the allowable timeline to bring a lawsuit is important The distinction between a public and private work of improvement is an important one for contractors. Public works of improvements are subject to laws that do not affect private projects. For ...

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With lack of transportation funding, highway contractors shift to other fields

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 27, 2013

With lack of transportation funding, highway contractors shift to other fields

The recent drop in transportation infrastructure spending has some highway contractors moving to other fields such and energy exploration, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The highway construction industry lost more than 2 million workers during the recession, ...

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Construction University: Marketing

Better Roads Staff - Aug 07, 2013

Construction University: Marketing

Know Your Business series, Part IV   Give people a business excuse to choose you above your competition  There are several contractor misconceptions about marketing, says Cynthia Paul with industry consultant FMI. First, marketing is not sales. Second, it’s not just directed at ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Jun 09, 2012

Let's Get Together Building strategic partnerships that work – for both of you Contractors are, out of necessity, seeking work outside of their traditional markets. These economy-driven moves require changing strategies to win and successfully complete projects that might be in a new ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jan 12, 2012

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Here’s to the Blademen, and Whoever Comes Next Launching a new generation of motor graders a few years ago, Caterpillar had a dozen or so magazine editors manually operate the machines in a demonstration area . . . and in less ...

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ACI Fall Convention to Bridge Theory & Practice in Cincinnati

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 24, 2011

ACI Fall Convention to Bridge Theory & Practice in Cincinnati

The American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Fall 2011 Convention will take place Oct. 16-20, 2011 in Cincinnati, OH, USA. In congruence with the Fall Convention’s theme, Bridging Theory and Practice will bring together engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives to ...

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American Concrete Institute releases 318-11 building code

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 23, 2011

American Concrete Institute releases 318-11 building code

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released ACI 318-11, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary.” ACI 318-11 is a must-have standard for all concrete design, construction, inspection, repair, and research professionals. It contains the latest code requirements for ...

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Yes, we should.

John Latta - Apr 26, 2011

Looking at the latest Washington Technology  it's hard not to jump back from the screen at the sight of this headline: Should we care if a contractor dies in a warzone? WT makes the point that military deaths are quickly well publicized, "Meanwhile, ...

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CARB, AGC discuss emissions rule delay

Marcia Gruver Doyle - Oct 08, 2010

The California Air Resources Board and the Associated General Contractors of America say they've opened a new agency-industry dialogue with today's announcement that CARB has delayed enforcement of its off-highway emissions rule until January, 2014. "In a sense," said Mary Nichols, ...

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Pittsburgh-area contractors want to nix proposed clean-air legislation

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 14, 2010

Construction groups say a Pittsburgh City Council bill that would hold contractors to higher environmental standards could stymie development and put small companies out of business, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. Councilman Bill Peduto's clean-air legislation would require contractors working on city-subsidized ...

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Three SITECH dealers established to serve Texas, Oklahoma heavy, highway contractors

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 14, 2010

Trimble announced today that SITECH Texoma, SITECH Tejas and SITECH Southeast Texas have been established to serve heavy and highway contractors in Texas and Oklahoma. The three SITECH Technology Dealers join the premier network of SITECH dealerships — the first ...

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Granite Construction joint venture team competing for projects in Guam

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 13, 2010

Granite Construction Incorporated announced today that the joint-venture team composed of Granite, Hensel Phelps and Traylor Brothers is among seven teams of contractors awarded a $4 billion multiple award construction contract (MACC) by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Pacific. ...

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