Mar
    24
    ASCE Takes Report Card Grades and Solutions to Lieutenant Governors
    How bad is our infrastructure? Probably worse than you ever imagined. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has prepared an Infrastructure Report Card that details the problems the country faces with updating, restoring, improving and making our infrastructure safe with a state-by-state overview. (See link below) The association has...

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    Mar
    23
    NAPA Reports: Survey Documents Sustainability of Asphalt Pavements
    Nationwide, More Than 77.2 Million Tons of Recycled Materials Used in Asphalt Pavements; One-Third of Asphalt Pavements Produced as Warm Mix The latest survey of asphalt pavement mix producers documents the industry’s continued success in improving the sustainability of America’s roads through the incorporation of recycled materials and the use of...

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    Mar
    23
    ABC Says Construction Unemployment Rates Improve in 10 States Year-Over-Year
    Construction unemployment rates were down in 10 states and unchanged in three in January on a year-over-year basis, according to analysis released today by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). For the nation and 37 states, rates were higher than in January 2016, ending 75 consecutive months of year-over-year declines. The...

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    Mar
    20
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    * In testimony at last week’s US House Energy Subcommittee hearing one witness commented that “bringing on more baseload (electric) generation in today’s marketplace is akin to bringing sand to the beach.” Energy policy makers, particularly in areas making large and relatively fast moves towards renewables – obviously, California, but...

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    Mar
    17
    Peeking At CONEXPO
    By Greg Sitek It’s over and now the industry has it sights on 2020 March 7-11 for the next roll of the CONEXPO-CON/AGG experience. The massive construction show will once againtake over LasVegas as it did this year. Some 2017 CONEXPO show facts: S. buyer attendance jumped over 16 percent from the 2014...

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    Mar
    11
    Tom Ewing’s Environmental Update
    * DOE’s Electricity Advisory Committee meets this month. The EAC advises the Secretary on a host of critical electrical energy policies, including modernizing the nation’s electricity delivery infrastructure. The day-and-a-half session has a strong agenda. This meeting will surely draw even more interest because it will be the first such...

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    Mar
    23
    AEM Elects New Director: Brad Boehler of Skyjack
     The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Brad Boehler, President of Skyjack Inc., to the AEM CE Sector Board to fill an unexpired term. AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, with more than 900 companies and more than 200 Brad Koehler product lines in...

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    Mar
    02
    Brokk Acquires Hydrodemolition Robot Supplier Aquajet Systems AB
    Brokk, a leading manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, recently acquired Aquajet Systems AB, a global supplier of hydrodemolition robots. The acquisition expands the application solutions offered by Brokk in the construction and demolition industry. Aquajet Systems specializes in concrete renovation by using extremely high-pressure water jets to remove concrete without...

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    Feb
    20
    ‘Dirtiest Man on TV’ Mike Rowe Joins CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Tech Talks Lineup
    CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 is pleased to announce that Executive Producer and Host Mike Rowe, best known as the “dirtiest man on TV” from the hit TV series Dirty Jobs, is a featured speaker at the show’s new Tech Talks forum. Rowe will share the surprising lessons he learned as an apprentice traversing...

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