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Leveraging technology with Wirtgen SP 15i and SP 25i slipform pavers

Leveraging technology with Wirtgen SP 15i and SP 25i slipform pavers A Kentucky concrete slipform contractor has moved in a big way into curb, gutter and parapet construction by utilizing the advanced technology available to them. Fox Enterprises now constructs offset curb, gutter and parking lot “island” placements using an on-site guidance system. The system permits …

Waterproofing roads for the Washington Weather

Waterproofing for the Washington Weather Washington residents can thank the climate for the lush green foliage, but roads and bridges don’t share their enthusiasm. The wet weather is a bane to the state’s travel infrastructure, plaguing the pavement with perpetual potholes and other problems. The state’s continued population growth (now 7.4 million) also poses challenges, …

Haver and Boecker offers conversion kit for older Tyler H-Class Vibrating Screens

Haver and Boecker offers conversion kit for older Tyler H-Class Vibrating Screens Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in mining and aggregates applications, offers a conversion kit for older model H-Class vibrating screens. H-Class models V-50 and older can be updated to the current V-85 H-Class model to reduce operating noise …

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens installs 20,000 Sq Feet of Porous Pave Permeable Path

Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens installs 20,000 Sq Feet of Porous Pave Permeable Path At Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens, guests of all ages and abilities can now discover the woods, ponds and meadows on the nation’s longest canopy walk, which is 1,400 feet long and as high as 40 feet above the forest floor. …

Multi-million dollar equipment auction coming to Connecticut

Multi-million dollar equipment auction coming to Connecticut After 34 years, Venuti Enterprises is closing shop, selling all its assets with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers The four Venuti brothers: Donald, Michael, Tim, and Peter, started Venuti Enterprises Inc., with their father, Donald Senior, in Killingworth, Connecticut, USA in 1984. For the past 34 years, the family-run operation …

Beard Equipment and John Deere donate backhoes to aid hurricane recovery

Beard Equipment and John Deere donate backhoes to aid hurricane recovery Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Beard Equipment and John Deere donated the use of a John Deere backhoe to four local counties and municipalities in the Florida Panhandle. The cities of Lynn Haven, Callaway, and Mexico Beach and Jackson County experienced serious damage …

The Transtec Group awarded Gordie Howe International Bridge engineering works

The Transtec Group awarded Gordie Howe International Bridge engineering works Pavement engineering firm The Transtec Group is part of the Bridging North America team which was awarded the Gordie Howe International Bridge public-private partnership (P3) project. Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) announced the selection of the team to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain the Gordie …

Innovative architecture for all as Calgary’s new Central Library opens to the public

Innovative architecture for all as Calgary’s new Central Library opens to the public On November 1 the new Central Library in Calgary, designed by Snøhetta and DIALOG, opened its doors to the public. With aims to welcome over twice as many annual visitors to its 240,000 SF of expanded facilities, the library will fill a …

Cleverciti Systems and FoxNet announce distribution partnership in Canada

Cleverciti Systems and FoxNet announce distribution partnership in Canada Cleverciti Systems Corp., a leader in comprehensive, high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance, and FoxNet, a Waterloo-based IT service provider, announced today a partnership to bring Cleverciti’s innovative parking solutions to FoxNet’s distribution network in the Canadian market. FoxNet will offer …

StreetLight Data unveils accurate on-demand Traffic Counts for 4 million miles of roadway

StreetLight Data unveils accurate on-demand Traffic Counts for 4 million miles of roadway StreetLight Data the leader in big data analytics for mobility, today announced another major transportation market innovation with the launch of its new Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) metrics available on-demand through the StreetLight InSight platform. Annual traffic counts available on-demand for …

Transtec Group provides innovative pavement design for Port Corpus Christi bridge

Transtec Group provides innovative pavement design for Port Corpus Christi bridge Austin-based pavement engineering firm The Transtec Group provided pavement design expertise to Flatiron-Dragados, LLC regarding the new Harbour Bridge project in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) determined that US 181 and the Harbour Bridge needed to be improved in order …

The Future of Construction in America

The Future of Construction in America Exciting change will reward the aware contractor Hop in a car and drive anywhere and chances are the drive will be on roads and highways that need patching, resurfacing, or widening, and bridges often show signs of needed maintenance. Sadly, things are in bad shape. On the last two …

Slipform paving kerbs on AutoPilot

Slipform paving kerbs on AutoPilot Producing kerbs as if by magic: in Mobile Bay on the Gulf of Mexico in the US state of Alabama, a Wirtgen slipform paver SP 15i operated fully automatically. When a new residential area is developed, the individual contract work sections are often very detailed. Roads and paths have to …

Volvo wheeled excavators available in US through Sourcewell and HGACBuy

Volvo wheeled excavators available in US through Sourcewell and HGACBuy Volvo’s EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E, the latest in Volvo Construction Equipment’s wheeled excavator line-up, can now be bought in the US using purchasing cooperatives Sourcewell and HGAC. Volvo Construction Equipment’s newest wheeled excavators — the EWR150E, EWR170E and EW220E — are now available through Sourcewell …

Parsons iNET Software integral to USA Northwest Corridor reversible express lanes

Parsons iNET Software integral to USA Northwest Corridor reversible express lanes The Metro-Atlanta Northwest Corridor’s reversible express lanes, made possible with Parsons iNet Software were officially opened to the public in a dedication ceremony that was held in September. Parsons was the lead designer for the Northwest Corridor project, which included the design and construction …

Metso welcomes Tennessee based Stowers Machinery to distributor network

Metso welcomes Tennessee based Stowers Machinery to distributor network Stowers Machinery Corporation will offer Metso’s mobile and stationary crushing and screening products to Eastern Tennessee contractors in the construction, recycling and demolition markets. Stowers Machinery Corporation employs more than 350 people. Headquartered in Knoxville, it has six store locations in five cities throughout East Tennessee …

Chicago Smart Mobility Project wins ITS Midwest Project of the Year

Chicago Smart Mobility Project wins ITS Midwest Project of the Year The Chicago Smart Mobility (CSM) Project, Phase 1, recently won the ITS Midwest 2018 Project of Year Award. The project supports the City of Chicago’s Smart City Initiative and includes the planning, design, and deployment of an integrated system that ties numerous diverse systems …

Is the ELD Mandate in the US Working?

Is the ELD Mandate in the US Working? The answer to the above question is yes – but not without some repercussions. The ELD Mandate is the most recent, widely encompassing directive laid down by the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). In a nutshell, the ELD Mandate makes it mandatory for all commercial vehicles over …

Parsons awarded Nevada Traffic Safety Engineering Design Contract

Parsons awarded Nevada Traffic Safety Engineering Design Contract Parsons was recently awarded a 2-year services agreement to provide traffic safety engineering design services to the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). The firm has been providing traffic safety engineering services to NDOT for the past 10 years. The first firm to deliver a design project through …

APA Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog highlights US Asphalt Pavement Industry

APA Pacific Coast Regional Council Blog highlights US Asphalt Pavement Industry The asphalt industry has a new resource for information from the West Coast and Pacific region: The PacCoast Smooth Ride Sentinel blog. The blog is managed by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) Pacific Coast Regional Council and draws information from state asphalt pavement associations …

Volvo CE North America launches a new blog – The Scoop

Volvo CE North America launches a new blog – The Scoop Tailored for a mix of owners, operators and fleet managers, The Scoop by Volvo CE North America provides practical content that is helpful in day-to-day equipment management, operation and selection. Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a blog, called The Scoop, aimed at construction professionals …

Volvo Construction Equipment Road Institute 2018/2019 courses announced

Volvo Construction Equipment Road Institute 2018/2019 courses announced Registration is now open for Volvo’s 2018-2019 Road Institute, the paving industry’s premier training program. Offering a mix of classroom and hands-on training on a variety of operations and maintenance topics, sessions start in late October 2018 and continue through May 2019. “We encourage people to register …

Cleverciti Systems Americas gets a high-flying General Manager

Cleverciti Systems Americas gets a high-flying General Manager Cleverciti Systems delivers high-tech solutions for outdoor and on-street parking detection, monitoring and guidance. They have just announced that Steve Gorski has joined the company as General Manager of the Americas. He will leverage his expertise with innovative technology and high-growth-focused organizations to spearhead opportunity for Cleverciti’s …

Warm-Mix Asphalt use grows in USA while recycled materials hold steady

Warm-Mix Asphalt use grows in USA while recycled materials hold steady Asphalt pavement mixture producers continue to apply technologies and innovations to make long-lasting asphalt pavements more energy-efficient to produce and more resource responsible. Nearly 39 percent of asphalt pavement mixture produced in 2017 was produced as warm-mix asphalt at reduced temperatures, which decreases energy demands, …

Yancey Bros in USA joins Metso’s Aggregates Distributor Network

Yancey Bros in USA joins Metso’s Aggregates Distributor Network Metso welcomes Yancey Bros. Co., the USA’s oldest Caterpillar dealer, to its North American distributor network. Georgia-based they will offer Metso’s mobile and stationary crushing and screening products to area construction, recycling and roadbuilding customers. “Yancey is proud to add Metso crushing and screening products to …

Baron releases solution for Departments of Transportation

Baron releases solution for Departments of Transportation Enables live, statewide, real-time monitoring of roadway weather conditions Baron Services, the worldwide provider of critical weather intelligence, has released a new product offering specifically designed for Department of Transportation services across the U.S. The solution will provide a single comprehensive source for the display and monitoring of …

The Ride to Success – How a partnership led to growth for Chicago Trucking Company

The Ride to Success – How a partnership led to growth for Chicago Trucking Company From serving a few surrounding counties to spanning the entire Midwest, Catom Trucking has grown significantly over the years. But it isn’t catchy advertising or feet-on-the pavement sales efforts the construction and aggregates equipment hauling company credits for its success; …

Oregon DOT integrates and modernises legacy systems with AssetWise

Oregon DOT integrates and modernises legacy systems with AssetWise The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is responsible for managing over 8,000 miles of state and interstate highways within Oregon as well as managing programs related to highways, roads and bridges, railways, public transportation services, transportation safety programs, and motor carrier regulation. Until recently, ODOT managed …

Domino’s is so fed up with Potholes, they’ve started repairing them – Paving for Pizza

Domino’s is so fed up with Potholes, they’ve started repairing them – Paving for Pizza Domino’s Pizza, the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, is saving pizza with their Paving for Pizza campaign – one pothole at a time. Cracks, bumps, potholes and other road conditions can put good pizzas …

Aquajet Systems introduces specialized Training Academy to North America

Aquajet Systems introduces specialized Training Academy to North America Aquajet Systems AB, a global leader in hydrodemolition machine manufacturing, provides North American operators advanced training through its new Aquajet Academy. The Academy’s Six Steps of Education training program includes six courses which cover all aspects of hydrodemolition, from streamlining work to cutting-edge techniques, allowing operators …

Parsons Rouchleau Mine Bridge project wins Diamond Partnering Award

Parsons Rouchleau Mine Bridge project wins Diamond Partnering Award Parsons Corporation recently won the International Partnering Institute’s (IPI) 2018 John L. Martin Partnered Project of the Year Award for their work on the Rouchleau Mine Bridge project in Minnesota, USA. The project won the Diamond Award in the civil construction category for projects valued between …

Mack Trucks plan to have a fully electric refuse vehicle in 2019

Mack Trucks plan to have a fully electric refuse vehicle in 2019 Mack Trucks, a part of Volvo Group, plans to have a fully electric Mack LR refuse model equipped with an integrated Mack electric drivetrain operating in North America in 2019. The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), one of Mack´s largest customers, …

A first in Pavement Striping Assessment for the USA

A first in Pavement Striping Assessment for the USA Striping Service and Supply, Inc. (SSS) is the first USA striping contractor certified by TxDOT to operate the RetroTek-MU road striping Retro-reflectometer. The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) stringent certification program provides a quantitative basis for evaluating the ability of a contractor to operate their retro-reflectometer …

Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge wins Parsons an APWA award

Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge wins Parsons an APWA award Parsons was recently presented with the 2018 Public Works Project of the Year Award by the American Public Works Association (APWA), Illinois Chapter, for its work on the Dale Gardner Veterans Memorial Bridge. The project won in the transportation category for projects valued at more …

Intelligent Compaction and Infrared Scanning improving road construction in Missouri

Intelligent Compaction and Infrared Scanning improving road construction in Missouri The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) executed a year-long project throughout 2017 to demonstrate the use of intelligent compaction (IC), infrared scanning (IR), and Veta software to improve pavement construction operations. “We were looking for ways to assess quality in asphalt projects,” said Bill Stone, …

E-Z Drill expanding their dealer network with Mid Country Machinery

E-Z Drill expanding their dealer network with Mid Country Machinery E-Z Drill, a leading manufacturer of concrete drilling and doweling equipment, has added Mid Country Machinery to its dealer network. In addition to Mid Country’s Fort Dodge, Waterloo and Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, locations, customers can also purchase and rent E-Z Drill equipment from the dealer’s Brewerton, …

ADM promotes US Manufacturing Industry during I Make America event

ADM promotes US Manufacturing Industry during I Make America event Asphalt Drum Mixers, Inc. talked with its U.S. House representative about issues important to the manufacturing industry during an I Make America event. Rep. Jim Banks toured ADM’s Huntertown, Indiana facility May 2, answering questions from workers and sitting down for a one-on-one conversation with …

The top five mines in the world

The top five mines in the world Many necessities of modern life rely on mined materials – but where are these minerals coming from and what exactly makes them so impressive? 1. AS GOOD AS GOLD – KALGOORLIE SUPER PIT, Australia Located in Western Australia the Kalgoorlie Super Pit is one of the largest open …

Plastic flamingos and kites keep Washington State Pass clearing crews safe – and entertained

Plastic flamingos and kites keep Washington State Pass clearing crews safe – and entertained When you see a plastic flamingo yard ornament or a kite decorated like an eagle, you likely don’t think safety. But, for our avalanche and maintenance crews clearing US State Route 20, these mascots can be the reason they return home …

Minnich Manufacturing hosts US Congressman for AEM I Make America Event

Minnich Manufacturing hosts US Congressman for AEM I Make America Event Congressman Bob Gibbs visited Mansfield, Ohio, equipment manufacturer Minnich Manufacturing to meet with employees and speak about how ongoing policy deliberations in Congress affect local manufacturers. Gibbs met with Minnich executives and employees during an I Make America event at the company. I Make …

Biplane Airmail Service resumes in USA for one historic week

Biplane Airmail Service resumes in USA for one historic week Like a flight back in time, historic Stearman Speedmail biplanes will carry mail from San Diego to Seattle from Sunday, May 13, to Friday, May 18, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of airmail service in the United States. The Mail Centennial Celebration includes a stop …

Citilabs leverages location data to create US wide analytics with pedestrian movements

Citilabs leverages location data to create US wide analytics with pedestrian movements Leading mobility analytics solution provider Citilabs, harnessing smart phone and mobile app data, today announced that its revolutionary population movement analytics platform, Streetlytics, now includes the first-of-its-kind pedestrian analytics dataset. The Citilabs’ Streetlytics platform leverages information from billions of data points to measure …

Metso features high performing recycling solutions at USA Waste Expo

Metso features high performing recycling solutions at USA Waste Expo Metso will present its extensive waste recycling equipment and services offering at Waste Expo 2018, taking place April 24-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Halls, Nevada, USA. During the event, Metso professionals will demonstrate how to integrate ideal process productivity, sustainability and reliability …

New York’s JC Smith awarded Minnich Manufacturing dealership

New York’s JC Smith awarded Minnich Manufacturing dealership Minnich Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, has added New York’s JC Smith Inc. to its dealer network. One of the largest construction supply operations in Upstate New York, JC Smith now …

TyBot and Brayman Construction selected as national finalist for 2018 Innovation Award

TyBot and Brayman Construction selected as national finalist for 2018 Innovation Award The TyBot / Brayman team was recently selected as a Top 3 National Finalist for the inaugural 2018 Innovation Award presented by The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). As finalists, the team will present at the AGC Centennial Celebration in Washington D.C. …

MSU developing high-strength Concrete to save Montana time and money

MSU developing high-strength Concrete to save Montana time and money In a lab at Montana State University, researchers use massive hydraulic pistons to crush samples of concrete in order to determine the material’s strength. To test what’s called ultra-high performance concrete, they’ve had to ratchet up the force. “One little square inch of this concrete …

Parsons provide Engineering Support for Gordie Howe International Bridge Project

Parsons provide Engineering Support for Gordie Howe International Bridge Project Parsons Inc. has been selected by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA) as Owner’s Engineer for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, which will begin construction this year. The project involves a new bridge between Windsor, ON, in Canada and Detroit, MI, in the United States. Parsons …

Kelly Tractor joins Metso distributor network in South Florida

Kelly Tractor joins Metso distributor network in South Florida Metso continues to strengthen its North American aggregates distributor network with the recent addition of Kelly Tractor Co. based in Miami, FL. Kelly Tractor Co. is now the exclusive distributor of Metso’s mobile and stationary crushing and screening products in South Florida, with locations in Miami, …

Parsons wins design-build contract for Terminal One at Newark Airport

Parsons wins design-build contract for Terminal One at Newark Airport Parsons was recently awarded a design-build contract for the Terminal One Redevelopment Project at Newark Airport (Newark Liberty International Airport) by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ). The work will be performed in a fully integrated joint venture of Tutor Perini/Parsons …

Washington State introduces truck transponders to bypass weigh stations

Washington State introduces truck transponders to bypass weigh stations Commercial truck drivers now have another option for bypassing state weigh stations – by opting into a system that uses truck transponders to save time and money. A new agreement allows drivers in Washington to use the PrePass weigh station transponder, doing away with having to …

Balfour Beatty JV awarded LAX $1.95b contract for Automated People Mover

Balfour Beatty JV awarded LAX $1.95b contract for Automated People Mover Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded, in joint venture, a $1.95 billion design, build, finance, operate and maintain contract for the ‘Automated People Mover’ at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). The design and build element …

New Holland pilots autonomous tractor at E and J Gallo Winery

New Holland pilots autonomous tractor at E and J Gallo Winery New Holland Agriculture has partnering with E. & J. Gallo Winery, the largest family-owned winery in the world, and loyal customer of New Holland specialty tractors, in a pilot project testing its NHDrive autonomous technology applied to T4.110F vineyard tractors. This collaborative pilot program …

Talbert Manufacturing names their Top 10 Dealers of 2017

Talbert Manufacturing names their Top 10 Dealers of 2017 Talbert Manufacturing named Hale Trailer Brake & Wheel, headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, as its top dealer for the 10th straight year. This award recognizes a Talbert dealer for outstanding performance in selling trailers, service and parts. In 2017, Hale sold more parts than any other …

Patten Cat joins Metso USA distributor network

Patten Cat joins Metso USA distributor network Metso is pleased to welcome Illinois-based Patten Cat to its North American distributor network. They will offer Metso’s mobile and stationary crushing and screening products for rent and purchase, with locations in Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana. This partnership introduces the new distributor to new customer segments while …

Skyjack showcases new technology and unveils new products at The Rental Show

Skyjack showcases new technology and unveils new products at The Rental Show Skyjack is hosting a press conference at the largest equipment rental show in North America. The Rental Show takes place February 18-21 in New Orleans Louisiana, and will house products and services from over 700 manufacturers and suppliers of rental equipment. Skyjack will …

Quebec Iron Ore signs long-term strategic services partnership with Metso

Quebec Iron Ore signs long-term strategic services partnership with Metso Quebec Iron Ore Inc., a subsidiary of a Montreal-based iron development and exploration company, Champion Iron Limited, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Metso for the maintenance of Metso equipment with a Life Cycle Services contract. This agreement will provide QIO with maximum availability …

Keep an Eye on these 10 Infrastructure Trends in 2018

Keep an Eye on these 10 Infrastructure Trends in 2018 Following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, where he urged Congress to pass a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) reported 10 infrastructure predictions for 2018 through its CONEXPO-CON/AGG ‘365’ online newsletter. The predictions come from a TRC Companies’ …

ACS Group/HOCHTIEF chosen to develop $1.95b Los Angeles Airport Rail Project

ACS Group/HOCHTIEF chosen to develop $1.95b Los Angeles Airport Rail Project A consortium led by ACS/HOCHTIEF has been chosen as the ‘Recommended Developer’ for a large-scale modernization PPP rail project at Los Angeles International airport. The consortium consists of ACS Infrastructure Development (Iridium), Dragados USA, HOCHTIEF PPP Solutions, Flatiron, Fluor, Balfour Beatty and Bombardier. The …

Accelerated Bridge Construction used to replace Savoy Road Bridge in Massachusetts

Accelerated Bridge Construction used to replace Savoy Road Bridge in Massachusetts Bridge substructure is composed of all precast concrete bridge components for fast-track construction Partnering with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, engineering firm McFarland Johnson and general contractor Clayton D Davenport Trucking, Oldcastle Precast Rehoboth, Massachusetts provided the precast concrete bridge components for the entire …

Minnich introduces M-Box Vibration Control Solution at World of Concrete

Minnich introduces M-Box Vibration Control Solution at World of Concrete Minnich Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, has introduced the M-Box vibration control solution at World of Concrete in Las Vegas. The Minnich M-Box is an innovative control speed high-cycle …

Agnico Eagle selects Metso Hydrocyclones for its gold project in Northern Canada

Agnico Eagle selects Metso Hydrocyclones for its gold project in Northern Canada Metso sold one hydrocyclone cluster with three MHCTM 250 Hydrocyclones and a VTM 500 Vertimill® grinding mill to Agnico Eagle for its Meliadine gold project in Nunavut Territory, northern Canada. The Meliadine property covers more than 80 km (approximately 50 miles) of a …

Small Machines. Big Impact: John Deere launches 2nd Community Enhancement Contest

Small Machines. Big Impact: John Deere launches 2nd Community Enhancement Contest Building upon the success of last year’s contest, John Deere today launched its second “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest. The contest encourages construction contractors, landscapers, farmers and rental industry professionals across the country to share how they would make a positive difference in their …

Parsons’ work recognized on 19 of Canada’s largest Infrastructure Projects

Parsons’ work recognized on 19 of Canada’s largest Infrastructure Projects Parsons has received a platinum ranking in ReNew Canada’s 2018 Top 100 Infrastructure Projects report for the corporation’s work on 19 of Canada’s largest infrastructure projects based on cost. Representing more than CAD $46.5 billion, and spanning five provinces and one territory, these 19 projects …

Virginia DoT selects StreetLight Data for On-Demand Traffic Intelligence

Virginia DoT selects StreetLight Data for On-Demand Traffic Intelligence StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light, today announced the company has been selected by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to provide on-demand traffic intelligence and transportation intelligence. Local, regional, and state planning agencies across Virginia utilize VDOT’s …

It’s a smooth finish for huge multi-contract road project in New Hampshire

It’s a smooth finish for huge multi-contract road project in New Hampshire New Hampshire I-93 rehab benefits from gravity-fed asphalt paver It may sound a bit over-the-top dramatic, but the New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) proclaims that the widening of a 20-mile segment of I-93 between Exits 1 and 5 from the Massachusetts Stateline …

STRABAG to build rail tunnel in Canada

STRABAG to build rail tunnel in Canada STRABAG SE, the publicly listed European-based technology group for construction services, has had an infrastructure contract in Toronto awarded to its Canadian subsidiary. The scope of the work includes the construction of a 180 m long rail tunnel under Highway 401 to accommodate two tracks operated by Ontario’s …

Volvo debuts renewed Road Product Line at World of Asphalt 2018

Volvo debuts renewed Road Product Line at World of Asphalt 2018 Volvo Construction Equipment will bring a significantly revamped road product line-up to World of Asphalt 2018, anchored by a trio of new compactors equipped with the latest intelligent machine control technology. “Over the past year Volvo has launched eight new compactor and three new …

SACYR awarded construction and operation of Waste Treatment Plant in Connecticut

SACYR awarded construction and operation of Waste Treatment Plant in Connecticut Sacyr, in partnership with the Manhattan Construction Group, has been selected as the preferred bidder for its second major contract in the United States, which will consist of the design, financing, construction and operation of a new waste treatment plant in Hartford in the …

Streetlytics powers hourly traffic map of the USA

Streetlytics powers hourly traffic map of the USA Citilabs’ Streetlytics Provides Comprehensive Movement Data on Every Road in the USA Leading mobility analytics solution provider Citilabs has released the first comprehensive map of traffic flow in the USA. Streetlytics leverages information from billions of data points to measure and paint the richest, most complete picture of …

Technology Key to Ammann Products Showcased at World of Asphalt

Technology Key to Ammann Products Showcased at World of Asphalt Ammann’s technologically advanced asphalt-related products will be featured at the 2018 World of Asphalt Show & Conference to be held March 6-8 in Houston. Ammann has had a strong presence in Europe and other parts of the world for nearly 150 years. It recently began …

JLG to feature 1644 high capacity Telehandler at World of Concrete

JLG to feature 1644 high capacity Telehandler at World of Concrete JLG Industries will bring the newest addition to its line of high capacity telehandlers—the JLG® 1644—to booth #C7264 at World of Concrete January 23-26 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The booth will also feature the SkyTrak 8042 telehandler and the JLG 400S telescopic …

Parsons to Design new SR 249 Bridge over US12 in Indiana

Parsons to Design new SR 249 Bridge over US12 in Indiana Parsons has been selected by the Indiana Department of Transportation to design a new, wider bridge to replace the SR 249 bridge, which crosses over U.S. 12 and two railroads in Portage, IN. This design-bid-build project is a priority because the existing bridge carries …

Oldcastle Precast Wall Panel System used at Buffalo International Airport

Oldcastle Precast Wall Panel System used at Buffalo International Airport Using precast concrete custom-made wall panels and hollow core plank, Oldcastle Precast Newnan, Ga., working in conjunction with CNS Communications, LLC, constructed the newly upgraded emergency generator runway light control building at Buffalo’s International airport. Owner of Buffalo International Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration contracted …

Rebounding US economy puts more drivers on Washington State Highways

Rebounding US economy puts more drivers on Washington State Highways As unemployment in Washington state approaches pre-recession levels, more drivers hit the road in 2016, and again followed the lead of the local economy. Between 2014 and 2016, commuters in urban areas throughout Washington saw increases in congestion and delay, due largely to the effects …

Metso confident in Trump’s tax reform legislation impact

Metso confident in Trump’s tax reform legislation impact On December 22, 2017, President of the United States signed tax reform legislation which includes, among other things, a reduction in the USA federal corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent from the beginning of the tax year 2018. The change will have a …

Balfour Beatty JV wins US$1.08b contract from Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Balfour Beatty JV wins US$1.08b contract from Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded, in joint venture, the $1.08bn (c. £807m) Green Line Extension design and build contract by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The four-way equal joint venture comprising Balfour Beatty, Fluor Corporation, The Middlesex Corp. and …

JLG parent Oshkosh Corp honoured by Glassdoor as one of the best places to work 2018

JLG parent Oshkosh Corp honoured by Glassdoor as one of the best places to work 2018 JLG parent company Oshkosh Corporation has been honoured with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, recognizing the Best Places to Work in 2018. The Employees’ Choice Awards program, now in its 10th year, relies solely on the input of employees, …

Hartford DPW replaces wooden salt shed with ClearSpan fabric structure

Hartford DPW replaces wooden salt shed with ClearSpan fabric structure Established in 1784 and appointed the sole capital city of Connecticut, USA, in 1875, the city of Hartford covers 17.3 square miles and has a population of 125,000, making it the fourth largest city in the Constitution State. As winters become longer and more crippling, …

Citilabs leverages location data for Total Population Movement Analytics across the USA

Citilabs leverages location data for Total Population Movement Analytics across the USA Citilabs’ Streetlytics provides complete hour-by-hour origin-destination and road volume analytics for the entire United States. Leading mobility analytics solution provider Citilabs, harnessing smart phone and connected car location data, today launched the first-of-its-kind nationwide population movement analytics solution. The Citilabs’ Streetlytics platform leverages …

Safety first for Florida’s I-4 reconstruction

Safety first for Florida’s I-4 reconstruction Floridians are looking forward to an increase in both time and safety when the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate interstate megaproject is completed in 2021. Ashby Cockrell, 68, avoids Florida’s interstate 4 (I-4) whenever he can. To avoid the traffic and accidents that plague the highway system, he prefers to …

Parsons awarded Kentucky I-265/I-64 Interchange

Parsons awarded Kentucky I-265/I-64 Interchange Parsons has been selected by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to present reconstruction options for the I-265/I-64 Interchange in Jefferson County, KY. The Company will provide design services and alternative analysis for interchange configurations using KYTC’s Performance-Based Flexible Solution initiative. The objective is to evaluate and optimize the interchange and ramps to …

Parsons selected as Technical Advisor for Metrolinx enhanced train control and signalling

Parsons selected as Technical Advisor for Metrolinx enhanced train control and signalling Parsons has begun providing technical advisory services for Metrolinx’s Enhanced Train Control and Conventional Signaling (ETCCS) project related to Metrolinx’s 10-year GO Transit expansion program that will deliver $13.5 billion in capital projects and $7 billion in state-of-good-repair works. This program will transform …

Remote control decreases downtime on Florida’s Interstate 4 project

Remote control decreases downtime on Florida’s Interstate 4 project The ActiveCare alert came in on a sunny Wednesday morning in Florida: ‘Engine coolant critically low’. A technician sprang into action, temporarily halting a Volvo excavator from its work on the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, where the machine had been playing its part in one of …

The Tesla Semi will deliver a high-tech and ultra-safe truck alternative.

The Tesla Semi will deliver a high-tech and ultra-safe truck alternative. Unrivalled Performance Without a trailer, the Tesla Semi achieves 0-60 mph in five seconds, compared to 15 seconds in a comparable diesel truck. It does 0-60 mph in 20 seconds with a full 80,000-pound load, a task that takes a diesel truck about a minute. Most notably for …

GSSI showcases their latest GPR technology at World of Concrete 2018

GSSI showcases their latest GPR technology at World of Concrete 2018 GSSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment, will be highlighting its latest GPR technology at the 2018 World of Concrete conference, to be held January 23-26, 2018, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, Booth #C3719. On …

Salini Impregilo with Lane wins a $134.6m contract to build a new highway section in Florida

Salini Impregilo with Lane wins a $134.6m contract to build a new highway section in Florida Salini Impregilo’s U.S. subsidiary, The Lane Construction Corporation, has won a $134.6 million contract to build a section of Suncoast Parkway 2, a new highway leading north of Tampa, Florida. The contract confirms Salini Impregilo and Lane’s leadership in …

John Deere opens regional Parts Distribution Centre in Miami

John Deere opens regional Parts Distribution Centre in Miami The new John Deere Miami Worldwide Parts Services Regional Distribution Center (RDC) is officially open in south Florida. The 115,000 square foot facility in Miami will serve all Latin America countries, except Brazil, Argentina and Mexico, which currently have in-country RDC locations. The distribution center provides …

Smooth operators – the Excavator experts behind the Florida megaproject

Smooth operators – the Excavator experts behind the Florida megaproject The ultimate project demands the ultimate operators. Volvo Construction Equipment went behind the scenes to meet the experts working on one of the largest and most complex road building projects in the world. Roberto Rodriguez is feeling proud. He’s doing his part to complete the …

Conversation Plinth in Indiana encourages discussion about hardwood CLT

Conversation Plinth in Indiana encourages discussion about hardwood CLT Design firm IKD has unveiled the first hardwood Cross Laminated (HCLT) structure in the United States at the 2017 Exhibit Columbus exhibition. The Conversation Plinth, which has won the Miller Prize, sparks conversation whilst transforming the cityscape, and is situated in the main plaza of Columbus, …

How design is driving Americas largest infrastructure project

How design is driving Americas largest infrastructure project Florida’s I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project aims to create a commuting experience that will delight residents and tourists alike. Alvaro Alonso is the design-build manager of the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, a massive $2.3 billion venture to redesign and reconstruct Florida’s Interstate 4 (I-4). It is the largest …

Granite – Parsons – Corman JV win US$410m Interstate project in Virginia, USA

Granite – Parsons – Corman JV win US$410m Interstate project in Virginia, USA Granite Construction Incorporated, Parsons Corporation, and Corman Construction Inc., announced today that their joint venture team has been awarded the Interstate 64 (I-64) Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge, Phase 1 design-build contract by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Granite booked its …

It All Started With a Case Backhoe

It All Started With a Case Backhoe Jon Fye founded Fye Excavating in Sperry, Iowa in 1995 with only three employees. Incorporated in 1998, Fye Excavating Inc. now employs over 50 people. The company provides full-service excavation, site work, commercial, utility, and “plan and spec” work in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri—the majority of their work …

Washington DoT looks at disadvantaged business enterprise goals for highway projects

Washington DoT looks at disadvantaged business enterprise goals for highway projects Contractors, trade and labor organizations, small and disadvantaged businesses and all others who may be interested in working with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) are invited to comment on the agency’s proposed Disadvantaged Business Enterprise goal for Federal Highway Administration contracts. DBE …

Mabey helps Mersey Gateway reach completion ahead of time and under budget

Mabey helps Mersey Gateway reach completion ahead of time and under budget Leading bridge and engineering services specialist Mabey has today announced its role as the biggest provider, designer and supplier of temporary supports to the landside structure on the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, a multi-million-pound transport scheme between Runcorn and Widnes across the River …

Snøhetta reimagines 550 Madison in New York

Snøhetta reimagines 550 Madison in New York Snøhetta has been commissioned to reimagine the 1980’s postmodern tower located at 550 Madison Avenue. The renovation is the first major project to be announced for New York City’s East Midtown since its revitalization plan was approved earlier this year. While the recognizable top of the tower will …

Florida’s 21 mile, $2.3 billion, Interstate 4 reconstruction supported by VolvoCE

Florida’s 21 mile, $2.3 billion, Interstate 4 reconstruction supported by VolvoCE Florida’s I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project is at the forefront of several global trends in infrastructure design, management, financing and community enhancement. The I-4 Ultimate megaproject serves as a great example for where the future of transportation is headed globally. Its design and engineering is …

Los Angeles DoT selects INRIX for Urban Mobility Intelligence

Los Angeles DoT selects INRIX for Urban Mobility Intelligence Los Angeles drivers spent an average of 104 hours last year in traffic jams during peak congestion hours – more than any other city in the world – as identified by the 2016 INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard. To improve Urban Mobility Intelligence, the Los Angeles Department …

Canadian Aecon Group acquired by China’s CCCI

Canadian Aecon Group acquired by China’s CCCI Aecon Group Inc. and CCCC International Holding Limited today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the China Communications Construction Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Aecon for $20.37 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of …

Minnesota DoT taps StreetLight Data for Traffic Intelligence

Minnesota DoT taps StreetLight Data for Traffic Intelligence StreetLight Data, Inc., the mobility analytics company that brings real-world travel patterns to light, today announced the company has been selected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for a pilot subscription. MnDOT will utilize a Regional Subscription to the StreetLight InSight® platform to transform Big Data …

Trimble begins construction on campus expansion in Westminster, Colorado

Trimble begins construction on campus expansion in Westminster, Colorado Trimble has announced that it has begun construction on a second building in Westminster, Colorado. With the capacity to accommodate over 1,100 workers, the Westminster campus will be Trimble’s largest employment centre and will continue to serve as a central business hub for several of Trimble’s …

Deere expands hurricane relief support with $1m donation to Habitat for Humanity

Deere expands hurricane relief support with $1m donation to Habitat for Humanity Deere & Company will make a $1 million cash donation to support Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. “Habitat for Humanity has many …

Volvo introduces EC27D Compact Excavator in USA at ICUEE 2017

Volvo introduces EC27D Compact Excavator in USA at ICUEE 2017 Volvo expands its compact excavator lineup with the new EC27D – featuring 5 percent greater fuel economy than its predecessor, a large operating range for its size class and combining intuitive operation and operator comfort with simple serviceability and versatility. The 2.7 ton EC27D compact …

Haver and Boecker adds Zip Guard for vibrating screen wear protection

Haver & Boecker adds Zip Guard for vibrating screen wear protection Haver & Boecker, a leading equipment manufacturer and solutions provider in aggregates and mining applications, introduces Zip Guard. The ½-inch-thick polyurethane liner is installed on the cross beams of a vibrating screen to reduce the impact of passing material. Haver & Boecker engineers designed …

US Corps of Engineers prove effectiveness of Tensar TriAx geogrid

US Corps of Engineers prove effectiveness of Tensar TriAx geogrid The latest research by the US Corps of Engineers has demonstrated aggregate layers stabilised with Tensar TriAx geogrid deliver significant performance benefits to flexible road pavements, reducing surface rutting by up to 44%. Researchers confirmed that “incorporation of a multi-axial geogrid in a flexible pavement …

Volvo CE debuts L20H and L25H compact wheel loaders at ICUEE 2017 in US

Volvo CE debuts L20H and L25H compact wheel loaders at ICUEE 2017 in US The new Volvo H-Series compact wheel loaders offer 5 percent greater fuel efficiency than their predecessors, smart features, all-round visibility and excellent traction for efficient performance. The newest in the line of Volvo compact wheel loaders — the L20H and L25H …

International launches new HV Series Trucks at USA Commercial Vehicle Show

International launches new HV Series Trucks at USA Commercial Vehicle Show International Trucks today launched the International® HV™ Series at the inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle Show. HV Series is the first severe service truck available with the International® A26 12.4L big bore engine and designed to deliver power, refined driver-features, and impressive reliability for …

Mission Accomplished – resurfacing McDill Air Force Base Runway

Mission Accomplished – resurfacing McDill Air Force Base Runway MacDill Air Force Base, located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south-southwest of downtown Tampa, Florida, is the base for the U.S. Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, which provides airlift, special missions, aerial refueling, and aeromedical evacuation for the armed forces. MacDill is home to 16 KC-135 …

HOLT CAT awarded Texas distributor network by Metso

HOLT CAT awarded Texas distributor network by Metso Metso continues to strengthen its North American distributor network with the latest addition of HOLT CAT®, based in San Antonio, Texas. HOLT CAT will offer Metso’s crushing and screening products to the contractor and recycling segments, covering 118 counties in south, central, north and east Texas. “We …

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners for Hyperloop One Global Challenge

Hyperloop One announces 10 winners for Hyperloop One Global Challenge Hyperloop One, the only company in the world that has built a full-scale Hyperloop system, today announced the winners of its Hyperloop One Global Challenge to identify the strongest new Hyperloop routes in the world. Following a close assessment of the proposals by a panel …

FHWA and Transtec Group release Intelligent Compaction guideline documents

FHWA and Transtec Group release Intelligent Compaction guideline documents Adequate and uniform compaction of road materials, such as soils, aggregate bases, and asphalt pavement materials, is one of the most important requirements in roadway construction. It is indispensable to strive for high quality of compaction to ensure long-lasting performance. Intelligent Compaction (IC), which uses modern …

Accidental discovery creates solid Bitumen Balls

Accidental discovery creates solid Bitumen Balls Ian Gates describes each pebble of bitumen as resembling a liquid-filled headache capsule and, for Alberta, Canada, struggling to build pipelines, this tiny package could spell pain relief indeed. Freshly patented and weeks away from pilot-scale production, the professor’s revolutionary heavy oil and bitumen pellets may finally provide a …

Partial runway reconstruction for Detroit Metro Airport

Partial runway reconstruction for Detroit Metro Airport Milling the old asphalt runway structure becomes key It was almost as though the $225-million runway that the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) had added in 2001 was jinxed from the get-go. Expected to last 30 years, Runway 4L/22R had issues arise a mere three years later when …

Technology improves efficiency for Canadian Contractor to help meet a tight deadline

Technology improves efficiency for Canadian Contractor to help meet a tight deadline It appears that when S. Dilawri Automotive Group does something big… it is really big. Dilawri is Canada’s largest group of auto dealers with franchised dealerships representing 30 automotive brands throughout Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. With more than 3,500 employees, …

Recycling 100 miles of highway in San José, day and night with Wirtgen

Recycling 100 miles of highway in San José, day and night with Wirtgen In San José, USA, in-situ cold recycling with a Wirtgen 3800 CR recycler proves to be the most economical solution. Time is money, especially in road construction. When it comes to cost efficiency, being able to put all equipment to maximum use …

Alaskan contractor Valley General benefits from technology for quick and quality work

Alaskan contractor Valley General benefits from technology for quick and quality work For most people the acronym, JSCCR, is a definite puzzler. What it stands for is Juniper, Spruce, Cranberry, Cottonwood, and Rose, which are the names of the roads in a heavily-wooded residential subdivision located in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in southern Alaska, not far …

Precast Concrete drainage components used for Phoenixville’s New School Stormwater Management System

Precast Concrete drainage components used for Phoenixville’s New School Stormwater Management System Oldcastle Precast recently supplied over 11,000-feet Class III reinforced concrete pipe, along with multiple precast concrete stormwater drainage and sanitary structures for Phoenixville Area School District’s new 152,000-square-foot school and early learning center’s stormwater management system in Phoenixville, Pa. Ensuring conformance with desired …

Volvo CE fuels workforce development in North America

Volvo CE fuels workforce development in North America From donating equipment to Pennsylvania College of Technology to participating in national skills competitions in North America, Volvo CE is helping students start a career in the construction industry. Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is continuing its support for the construction industry and helping to address the …

President Trump works to rebuild America's crumbling infrastructure

President Trump works to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure The old system for completing environmental reviews in the US was fragmented, inefficient, and unpredictable leading to a call to modernise an outdated system. U.S. President Donald J. Trump, said: “Crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports, and railways gleaming across our very, very beautiful …

Oldcastle Precast produce post-tensioned bridge slabs for Pine Basin Bridge replacement

Oldcastle Precast produce post-tensioned bridge slabs for Pine Basin Bridge replacement Oldcastle Precast Idaho Falls teamed with Bonneville Power Administration, HK Contractors, and Bryant Greene Concrete to replace the bridge at the entrance to Pine Basin Camp in Swan Valley, Idaho. Condemned in the fall of 2016, this bridge serves as the only access to …

Detailed design for 20km road rehabilitation project in Dominica provided by Mott MacDonald

Detailed design for 20km road rehabilitation project in Dominica provided by Mott MacDonald Mott MacDonald is providing the detailed design for the Loubiere to Bagatelle road rehabilitation project on behalf of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica’s Ministry of Public Works and Ports. A grant from the UK’s Department for International Development has been provided …

Japan funds reconstruction of bridges in St Lucia to protect its infrastructure from natural disasters

Japan funds reconstruction of bridges in St Lucia to protect its infrastructure from natural disasters On August 9, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of Saint Lucia in Castries, the capital city, to provide grant aid of up to ¥1.53 billion yen for the Project to Reconstruct the …

Elliott Bay Seawall Project in Washington USA receives multiple awards

Elliott Bay Seawall Project in Washington USA receives multiple awards Throughout the year the Elliott Bay Seawall project has received multiple awards for design, leadership, environmental, sustainability, emergency construction, engineering and management. Oldcastle Precast Auburn, Washington supplied the custom precast structures for this project. The $210M seawall project made extensive use of unique modular precast …

Parsons to prepare Seismic Studies on two Montreal Bridges

Parsons to prepare Seismic Studies on two Montreal Bridges The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated have awarded Parsons and CIMA+ the mandate to prepare seismic studies of both the Jacques-Cartier Bridge and the Clement Bridge to evaluate structural integrity and prolong the service life of these important infrastructure assets. “Bridges are an important part …

Parsons celebrates AASHTO Awards for Innovation, Excellence and Community

Parsons celebrates AASHTO Awards for Innovation, Excellence and Community Parsons is pleased to announce that the Columbia I-70 Bridges in Missouri as well as the Ohio River Bridges East End Crossing and the U.S. 31 Hamilton County project, both in Indiana, recently received regional America’s Transportation Awards from the American Association of State Highway and …

Metso celebrates Copper Mine’s 100 million tons of crushed ore

Metso celebrates Copper Mine’s 100 million tons of crushed ore Metso and Freeport-McMoRan celebrated an impressive milestone as the new HRC™3000, the world’s largest operating high-pressure grinding roll, at the Metcalf Concentrator crushed its 100,000,000th short ton of ore. Reaching one hundred million short tons of crushed ore is a significant milestone for the world’s …

Volvo makes a whitewater splash in Colorado

Volvo makes a whitewater splash in Colorado Colorado-based contractor, Whinnery Construction is employing Volvo excavators to navigate the Animas River, ensuring safe passageway for whitewater enthusiasts. Nestled in the Animas River Valley, surrounded by the San Juan Mountains is the city of Durango, Colorado. The region’s evergreen forests and babbling creeks are adored by locals …

Building instructor wins John Deere 333G compact track loader in Small Machines. Big Impact. contest

Building instructor wins John Deere 333G compact track loader in Small Machines. Big Impact. contest After all the online votes were counted, Eric Moores, a high school building trades instructor in Woodbine, Iowa, was crowned the grand prize winner of the inaugural John Deere “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest last night at the 2017 John …

University Minerals Students study processing at Haver & Boecker

University Minerals Students study processing at Haver & Boecker Continuing to build on a successful relationship, Haver & Boecker recently hosted University of Toronto’s minerals students. The manufacturer, a leading provider of aggregates and mining processing systems, gave 22 students a first hand look at the industry. Haver & Boecker engineers presented on various aspects …

INRIX powers the first on-street parking service in a connected car

INRIX powers the first on-street parking service in a connected car INRIX, the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics has announced the availability of its On-Street Parking service for the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. INRIX delivers the industry’s first real-time on-street parking service in a connected car, which uses historical and …

Metso awarded American Metal Market’s Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year

Metso awarded American Metal Market’s Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year Metso has been recognized as the best Scrap Equipment Provider of the Year by American Metal Market. The recognition was granted for the best-in-class performance and announced at the AMM Awards 2017 for Steel Excellence, in New York, United States. American Metal Market’s Awards …

INRIX selected by US Federal Highway Administration for National Traffic Data

INRIX selected by US Federal Highway Administration for National Traffic Data INRIX, Inc., the world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, today announced that its traffic data will be used by the United States Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and state and regional agencies to assess travel reliability, congestion and emissions. FHWA’s National Performance …

Parsons awarded interchange projects in North Carolina, USA

Parsons awarded interchange projects in North Carolina, USA Parsons is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to perform design services under a planning and design limited services contract for the I-26/US 74/NC 108 interchange improvements in Polk County, NC. The project will provide ramp connections …

USA milling contractor Costello Industries relies on Wirtgen recyclers

USA milling contractor Costello Industries relies on Wirtgen recyclers Costello Industries has been rehabilitating highways, streets and bridges since 1945. “The focus of our work is on safety, quality and productivity,” says Todd Nedzweckas, Operations Manager at Costello. “We specialize in milling work and offer additional services, such as road, highway and bridge repair and …

Briggs and Stratton builds on its decades long commitment to the Baja Collegiate Design Competition

Briggs and Stratton builds on its decades long commitment to the Baja Collegiate Design Competition Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power continues to strengthen its longstanding relationship with SAE International and the Baja Collegiate Design Competition. The company has been the exclusive provider of engines for Baja SAE since the program began. This year marks the …

Rachel Contracting relies on Volvo excavators for tactical takedowns

Rachel Contracting relies on Volvo excavators for tactical takedowns Things are looking up for Minnesota-based Rachel Contracting, thanks to a Volvo EC700CHR high reach excavator that is hard at work on a giant downtown demolition project. St. Paul, one-half of Minnesota’s twin cities rose from the steep bluffs where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers collide. …

Parsons’ I-80 SMART Corridor Project named operational efficiency project of the year

Parsons’ I-80 SMART Corridor Project named operational efficiency project of the year Parsons recently accepted the “Operational Efficiency Project of the Year” award from the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) for the I-80 SMART Corridor Project that uses Parsons’ Intelligent Transportation System technology to maximize safety and efficiency of one of the busiest transportation corridors in …

Oldcastle Precast bridge projects win design excellence awards

Oldcastle Precast bridge projects win design excellence awards Oldcastle Precast’s Skilton Road Bridge Rehabilitation and Interstate-10 Tex Wash Bridge Emergency Replacement Projects were recipients of Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s (PCI) 2016 Design Excellence Awards. During the 54th annual PCI Design Award Program, twenty-six awards were presented to projects across North America, including best-in-class awards for both …

Snøhetta Reimagines Willamette Falls in Oregon, USA

Snøhetta Reimagines Willamette Falls in Oregon USA Willamette Falls is the second largest waterfall by volume in the United States. For over a century, the breathtaking site has been cut off from public access by industrial infrastructure built along the water’s edge. Snøhetta is leading the design of the public spaces that will allow visitors …

From nuclear facilities to creating habitats for albatrosses, no corners are cut with Northwest Demolition & Dismantling

From nuclear facilities to creating habitats for albatrosses, no corners are cut with Northwest Demolition & Dismantling Safety with no compromises The year was 1954; President Eisenhower put forward a plan for the interstate, boxers Rocky Marciano and Ezzard Charles went toe-to-toe in two historic heavyweight bouts, Ernest Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for …

Parsons honoured by American Council of Engineering Companies for two rehabilitation projects

Parsons honoured by American Council of Engineering Companies for two rehabilitation projects Parsons recently accepted 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards from both the New York and New Jersey state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Parsons’ Throgs Neck Bridge Orthotropic Deck Repair project won an ACEC‑NY Gold Award in the structural systems category, …

New Jersey announces Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway Project” ahead of schedule

New Jersey announces Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway Project” ahead of schedule Continuing to build on his commitment to growing New Jersey’s economy and making the state a premier business destination, Governor Chris Christie today announced that as of June 30, the $1.6 billion raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadway will allow the world’s ultra-large, environmentally …

State of Kentucky announces grant funding for Recycled Tyre Asphalt Projects

State of Kentucky announces grant funding for Recycled Tyre Asphalt Projects Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Charles G. Snavely has announced that grant funding will be made available to counties in Kentucky for projects that use recycled waste tires from that state in rubber-modified asphalt paving projects. This grant can be used to fund either …

Parsons wins Engineering Excellence Award for bridge replacement in Massachusetts

Parsons wins Engineering Excellence Award for bridge replacement in Massachusetts Parsons is pleased to announce that it has received the 2017 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) for the Beach Road over Lagoon Pond Bridge Replacement project on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts . “Parsons’ innovative …

Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded US$625 million Southern Gateway contract by Texas Department of Transportation

Balfour Beatty joint venture awarded US$625 million Southern Gateway contract by Texas Department of Transportation Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has been awarded a $625 million (c. £484 million) contract to reconstruct and improve the ‘Southern Gateway’, an 11 mile stretch of road in Dallas, Texas. The contract has been awarded in joint venture …

Elliott Bay Seawall wins Washington Project of the Year

Elliott Bay Seawall wins Washington Project of the Year The Washington Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) recently named the Elliott Bay Seawall project the 2017 Project of the Year in the Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair category for a project valued at more than $75 million. The award recognizes excellence in management and …

Share Your Dream Project to WIN a brand new John Deere G-Series Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader

Share Your Dream Project to WIN a brand new John Deere G-Series Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader How would you make a positive difference in your community if you won a new John Deere G-Series skid steer or compact track loader (CTL)? John Deere is asking that question in communities across the USA through the launch of …

Bridge designed by Parsons receives the Consulting Engineers of Ontario Transportation Award of Merit

Bridge designed by Parsons receives the Consulting Engineers of Ontario Transportation Award of Merit Parsons is pleased to announce that the Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge replacement—designed by Parsons—has received the 2017 Transportation Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO). As sole prime consultant, Parsons also provided project management and engineering services …

American Society of Civil Engineers recognizes Parsons for innovative underpass design

American Society of Civil Engineers recognizes Parsons for innovative underpass design Parsons is pleased to announce that the McKinley Village Way Underpass in Sacramento, CA, has been honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Sacramento Section, with the 2016 Outstanding Urban Land Development Project Award. The award recognizes urban or land development projects …

Snøhetta redesigns Times Square, doubling the amount of public space

Snøhetta redesigns Times Square, doubling the amount of public space The new plaza on Broadway radically carves out 2.5 acres of pedestrian-only space at Manhattan’s core, transforming a congested vehicular district into a world-class civic space. With an average of 45 million visitors each year, Times Square is the most visited destination in New York …

Chicago Cut Concrete Cutting relies on teamwork to deliver successful I-90 project

Chicago Cut Concrete Cutting relies on teamwork to deliver successful I-90 project If you have ever visited Chicago, chances are you’ve driven on Interstate 90. It is a major thoroughfare through the city and of course that means any road/bridge repairs, let alone restorations, require advanced planning, teamwork and the right equipment to keep everything on schedule. Currently a …

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport

Iowa State engineers test heated pavement technology at Des Moines International Airport Iowa State University’s Halil Ceylan picked up his smartphone, opened up an app and called up the remote controls for the first full-scale test slabs of electrically conductive concrete installed at an American airport. When a winter storm approaches, Ceylan can use that …

Oldcastle Precast supplies 7,000 precast concrete highway slabs for highway in California

Oldcastle Precast supplies 7,000 precast concrete highway slabs for highway in California Precast concrete highway pavement slabs are increasing in popularity for use in rapid highway construction. This is, in part, the result of many state departments of transportation recognizing the efficiency of the precast slab method and selecting it for use on an increasing number of state …

How Hyperloop is changing the calculus of the commute

How Hyperloop is changing the calculus of the commute It’s Monday morning and you’re stuck in traffic again, shoulders tensed as you realize you’re late for work–yet the minutes drag on. Some days you get to thinking about how you could instead be spending these minutes, and hundreds like them, with family and friends and …

John Deere Builds on Machine Monitoring Legacy at CONEXPO 2017

John Deere to Build on Machine Monitoring Legacy at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Since first connecting machines through telematics in 2000, John Deere has continually focused on leveraging machine data to improve customers’ uptime and their bottom lines. This focus sharpened in 2009 when the company took its first pioneering steps into active machine monitoring with factory-based …

European Investment Bank supports vulnerable islands around the world

Salaheddine Mezouar, president of the UN climate treaties conference COP22, said the event, which took place in Morocco in November, would allow “the voices of the most vulnerable countries to climate change [to be] heard, in particular African countries and island states.” Allar Tankler took the opportunity to add to those voices – by discussing what …

San Francisco Airport outlines 4 month plan to rehabilitate runway 28L

San Francisco Airport outlines 4 month plan to rehabilitate runway 28L Repaving of runway will involve nine weekend closures from March to June 2017 The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) today announced plans to repave Runway 28L, one of two runways used primarily for arriving flights. The project will also install new long-lasting LED centreline lights …

John Deere celebrates 50 years of Motor Grader innovation at CONEXPO 2017

John Deere celebrates 50 years of Motor Grader innovation at Las Vegas CONEXPO 2017 To commemorate 50 years of the articulated motor grader, John Deere will display a restored JD570 model at ConExpo that was reconditioned by two retired John Deere Dubuque Works employees, Don Bagby and Jerry Bode. Introduced in 1967, the JD570 pioneered many …

China funds Jamaica’s US$348 million South-East coastal highway project

China funds Jamaica’s US$348 million South-East coastal highway project Jamaican Finance and Public Service Minister Audley Shaw will travel to the People’s Republic of China next week to sign an agreement with the China EXIM Bank for the construction of the South East coastal highway project at a cost of approximately US$384 million. The Cabinet …

Mexico awards US$4.2 billion airport terminal project for Mexico City

Mexico awards US$4.2 billion airport terminal project for Mexico City A Mexican-Spanish consortium led by FCC majority shareholder Carlos Slim’s Grupo Carso has landed a US$4.2 billion contract to build the terminal for Mexico City’s new airport. The consortium also includes another Spanish company – Acciona, along with local Mexican companies ICA, GIA, Prodemex, Grupo …

Antigua and Barbuda announce US$17.5 Million road rehabilitation project

Antigua and Barbuda announce US$17.5 Million road rehabilitation project On Thursday, 9th February 2017, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda officially launched a road rehabilitation project to upgrade the Sir George Walter Highway and Friars Hill Road. The project is funded through a grant of million GBP13.9M (US$ 17.4M) from the United Kingdom Caribbean Infrastructure …

California investing US$2 million into generating power from passing cars

The California Energy Commission is investing in a US$2 million study to see whether piezoelectric crystals can be used to produce electricity from the mechanical energy created by vehicles driving on roads. Thousands of piezoelectric crystals could be embedded in the road to convert mechanical energy from the weight of passing vehicles into electricity. It is estimated that piezoelectric …

Caterpillar rolling out new machines and technology at Las Vegas CONEXPO 2017

Caterpillar will present its extensive line up of machines and technology and its unmatched customer support capabilities at this years CONEXPO-CON/AGG – 7 to 11 March 2017. With 40 machines on display in two different exhibit areas totalling 60,000 square feet, Caterpillar’s presence is among the largest at the show. But it’s not all about …

John Deere to break new ground at Las Vegas CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

John Deere to break new ground at Las Vegas CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017 Building upon its commitment to listening and responding, John Deere will highlight its line of equipment, technologies and services at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 7-11 in Las Vegas. Over 38,000 square feet of exhibition space will be home to 38 machines along with 11 …

Ammann featuring new plant and equipment at Las Vegas CONEXPO 2017

Ammann, based in Langenthal, Switzerland will show the technology and the productivity advantages it has to offer with its product range from fully assembled asphalt plants to small vibratory plate compactors at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG  Show in Las Vegas. The construction industry trade show, to be held in Las Vegas on March 7-11, will include more than 2,500 …

US Army awards JCB with a US$142 Million order for 1,600 forklifts

The US Army has placed a $142 Million order for more than 1,600 light-capability rough terrain forklifts for deployment on tasks around the world. Duties will include loading and unloading aircraft and shipping containers. The new 527-58M forklift is engineered from JCB’s range of commercial Loadall telescopic handlers. Chief executive Graeme Macdonald said, “This order …

22 US States approve US$ 201 billion for Transportation projects

Voters in 22 States have approved ballot measures that will see US$ 201 billion in funding going to State and local Transportation projects. According to an analysis by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, 69% of 280 transportation funding ballot measures up for vote across the nation were approved, with results still pending for seven …

Culvert collapse in Mississippi video

Culvert collapse in Mississippi video Here’s a good example from the USA of how not to build a car park over a drainage culvert. This video was taken by Jason Hartwig with his DJI Phantom quadcopter on the 8 November 2015 and shows the collapse at the Meridian IHOP Pancake restaurant in Mississippi.  

Case PT240 rolls over the competition

Case PT240 rolls over the competition The new Case PT240 is a versatile eight-wheeled machine designed for rolling hot mix asphalt surface treatments like chip and seal and soil stabilization applications. With its turbocharged engine, the pneumatic tire compactor has power for operating on grades up to 25 degrees and on materials with higher rolling resistance. A wide …