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Concrete Paver Market Heats Up as Contractors Turn to Roadbuilding for Revenue
As certain segments of the construction industry have slowed due to the pandemic, many contractors are diversifying into a particularly specialized market. Here's what you need to know.
February 26, 2021
Buttigieg: Infrastructure Funding to be “Absolute Core” of Economic Recovery Plan
The Biden administration’s focus on infrastructure and transportation policy will be much broader than just boosting funding. All the details right here.
February 25, 2021
Urgency rises as federal highway funding set to expire in 7 months
A broad coalition of construction, business and transportation groups hope a bipartisan effort can head off a repeat of the short-term extension process, which leaves uncertainty for state departments of transportation and, ultimately, contractors.
February 19, 2021
Video: 96 Explosives Take Out 80-Year-Old Truss Bridge in Pennsylvania
Watch an 80-year-old truss bridge implode from to make way for construction of a new 660-foot-long steel girder bridge in Pennsylvania.
February 18, 2021
Pa. Contractor Wins National Highway Pavement Award
The National Asphalt Pavement Association announced the winner of the 2020 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for the top-rated in highway asphalt pavement.
February 17, 2021
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$1B in contracts awarded for final section of I-69 in Indiana
When complete, the extension will provide a link from Evansville to the Canadian border at Port Huron, Michigan, and will result in fewer crashes. More here.
February 12, 2021
Traffic Snarls, Inadequate Funding Earn Texas Roads a D+ on Infrastructure Report Card
Compounding the mixed grades received are rapid population growth along with more traffic congestion.
February 11, 2021
Video: How do you remove a 200-ton roadblocking boulder? Blow it up!
When faced with a roadblocking 200-ton boulder, the Colorado DOT resorted to blowing it up and clearing the debris. Watch the blast right here.
February 10, 2021
Toll Bridges Proposed as Pennsylvania’s Aging Bridges Deteriorate and Funding Falls Flat
The plan, as proposed by PennDOT, would target five to 10 major interstate bridges in need of replacement.
February 5, 2021
Automatically Set Screed Slope and Depth With Trimble’s New Roadworks 3D Paving Control
Ready to ditch the stringline? Check out the new Roadworks 3D Paving Control Platform for Asphalt Pavers from Trimble.
February 4, 2021
Video: Section of famous Calif. ocean-side highway washes away
A large section of Highway 1 in the Big Sur region of California washed out during recent heavy rains in a burn scar area.
February 3, 2021
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Long-term infrastructure funding—not "shovel ready" projects—focus of coming legislation, congressman tells equipment dealers
Rep. Pete DeFazio, chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, tells AED members it's time to pass a multiyear highway bill.
February 2, 2021
“Eliza the Tunnel Machine” Digs 100 Feet Below I-75 in Mich. to Prevent Flooding (Video)
Eliza has traveled 1,300 feet on her way to digging a 4-mile drainage tunnel by 2023 that will prevent flooding of the I-75 freeway and surrounding communities.
January 29, 2021
Lane Construction sues partner Skanska over I-4 Ultimate project
Lane claims Skanska has caused it “enormous financial losses” by failing to terminate its contract on Florida's I-4 reconstruction because of delays and cost overruns.
January 28, 2021
Oregon’s experiment with gas-tax alternative enters new phase
Oregon continues to lead the nation in rolling out an alternative to the gas tax, with a new experiment planned for its OReGO pay-per-mile system.
January 27, 2021
Unusual concrete pour? Try out Curb Roller's custom drum
Curb Roller's custom drum shapes pair with the Hydra-Screed 3000 and allow faster production times and better quality finishes.
January 25, 2021
Video: Emergency ‘Bailey Bridge’ rolled out for large sinkhole in Ore.
Watch crews deploy this emergency bridge type, in use since World War II.
January 22, 2021
Downtown Columbus I-70/71 reconstruction progresses
The first half of Ohio's new Broad Street bridge is slated for completion summer 2021.
January 21, 2021
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"Impossible" Quest Brings Home Family’s Century-Old Holt Caterpillar 10-Ton Tractor
Discover the history of a Holt Caterpillar 10-Ton tractor that was reunited with a Minnesota family after being auctioned off.
Video: How is the New Cat 315 GC Excavator Different from the Standard Model? Who's it For?
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Contractor of the Year
Now Open: 2021 Contractor of the Year Contest Accepting Nominations
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Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.