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PHOTOS: Six bridge/transportation projects receive 2014 PCI Awards

Brian Ethridge - Oct 14, 2014

  Winners of the 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Awards competition have been announced, and six bridge/transportation projects were honored. “It was a tough competition,” said Don Powell Jr., principal-in-charge at BOKA Powell architecture firm and one of the building awards ...

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Faulty Process

Better Roads Staff - Nov 06, 2013

Faulty Process

Contractor’s appeal for $2.3 million denied because of improper claim The Spearin doctrine – which originates from the case United States v. Spearin – provides that contractors are not responsible for defective plans or specifications. Instead, the owner impliedly warrants the ...

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Governing board denies dam contractor’s claim for extra aggregate

Staff Report - Sep 26, 2013

Governing board denies dam contractor’s claim for extra aggregate

. “Contracts for the execution of the works should be drawn with care and precision: Because, when without legal flaws, neither party will be able to take advantage of the other.” —Vitruvius, chief architect to Caesars Julius and Augustus Contract interpretation is ...

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NEW STORM WATER TRAP ANNOUNCED. EnviroHood™ Unit from ADS Contains Floating Debris and Oil

Better Roads Staff - Jul 27, 2012

NEW  STORM  WATER  TRAP  ANNOUNCED. EnviroHood™ Unit from ADS Contains Floating Debris and Oil

HILLIARD, Ohio - Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) has announced a new product that increases the effectiveness of a storm water drainage catch basin or manhole by trapping debris, oil, sediment and other contaminants.  Called the Nyloplast® EnviroHood Structure, it ...

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In Court

Better Roads Staff - Feb 27, 2012

In Court

Uneven Lanes Contractor’s failure to warn by requesting additional safety signs results in liability By Brian Morrow In a recent Missouri case, a motorcyclist sued the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission (MHTC) and a highway contractor for a crash that occurred in a ...

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Oldcastle Precast acquires Enviro-Systems Corp.

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 04, 2011

Precast concrete product provider Oldcastle Precast, Inc., has acquired Enviro-Systems Corp. for an undisclosed amount. Enviro-Systems, an Arizona-based precast concrete company, specializes in the design, manufacture, and installation of precast concrete sewage treatment systems & equipment, water and wastewater treatment supply ...

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Geoff Maus appointed director of engineering at TrafFix Devices

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 04, 2011

Geoff Maus appointed director of engineering at TrafFix Devices

TrafFix Devices, Inc. has promoted Geoff Maus to director of engineering, effective immediately. Maus has worked for TrafFix Devices for more than six years and has been instrumental in development and design of many of the patented traffic ...

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Cat: 'We're confident in our ability to deliver 2012 goals'

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 28, 2011

Caterpillar Inc. Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman and members of the company's executive office updated analysts on March 23 during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 in Las Vegas on Caterpillar's significant long-term growth opportunities and investments being made around the world to position ...

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Racine Federated acquires Screed King line from Tamarack

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Feb 14, 2011

Racine Federated Inc. (RFI) has acquired the Screed King product line from Tamarack Industries of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  The acquisition complements and expands Racine Federated’s broad line of Wyco internal concrete vibration products, which includes hand-held electric and portable gas ...

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Find out who won the Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 17, 2010

The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) has named the recipients of its 20th annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” awards, which recognize quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada. The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship in every concrete pavement ...

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Arizona DOT awards Granite, Pulice $85 million contract

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Aug 04, 2010

Granite Construction Co. and Pulice Construction Inc. have been awarded an $85 million contract by the Arizona Department of Transportation to rehabilitate 10 miles of State Route 202L in Maricopa County. Granite's share of the contract is 25 percent, or about ...

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New Road Products: New power equipment, materials, and supplies for the road market

Better Roads Staff - Jun 01, 2010

New Road Products:  New power equipment, materials, and supplies for the road market

By Tina Grady Barbaccia   A new addition, the biggest in the series Kubota introduces the 5-ton U55 tight tail swing compact excavator, the manufacturer’s largest model in its U-Series of compact excavators. With a medium-length arm that enhances arm crowd force, a ...

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