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Pandemic Creates More Uncertainty For Fixing Aging U.S. Bridges
Lockdown orders and more people working from home put a dent in fuel-tax and toll revenues this year. Which states have the best bridges and which states have the worst? In the past year, some states have been able to rehab many of their bridges. Other states have faced budgetary challenges, leaving many of their […]
November 20, 2020
How Barriere Construction saved $1 million+ combining two departments
Find out how Barriere Construction optimized fleet resources to ensure more efficient equipment utilization and save nearly $1 million over a year and a half.
November 16, 2020
Prepare for Natural Disasters With This Contractor’s Guide to Clean-up Work
Is your construction business prepared for a natural disaster? If a hurricane, flood or wildfire were to strike tomorrow, would your construction business survive?
November 11, 2020
‘Deeply scarred’ construction industry faces long road in 2021, Dodge forecast says
Chief Economist Richard Branch of Dodge Data & Analytics is forecasting growth for the construction industry in 2021. More information on Equipment World.
November 11, 2020
World of Asphalt/AGG1 canceled for 2021
The 2021 World of Asphalt and AGG1, scheduled for March 9-11th in Atlanta, has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. Show sponsors plan to reconvene on March 29-31, 2022, in Nashville. To date, while other construction equipment shows have either changed their event or moved the dates of their 2021 shows, the […]
November 5, 2020
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75% of contractors report canceled, postponed projects in AGC survey
A new survey reports that 75 percent of contractors have seen an upcoming project canceled or postponed. That’s up from 60 percent in August and 32 percent in June, according to the Associated General Contractors. The recent AGC survey also shows that 78 percent of contractors have faced delays or disruptions on current projects. That’s […]
November 3, 2020
Forecast: Which Construction Markets Will Grow, Decline in 2021?
Contractors serving the housing market are in the best position to weather 2021, according Ed Sullivan, Portland Cement Association senior vice president and chief economist. While unemployment is up, Sullivan says that many of the demographic sectors that are buying homes are less affected. “Housing starts are expected to reach 1.3 million this year and […]
October 16, 2020
Contractor of the Year
How Two Brothers are Protecting 108 Years of Construction Legacy
To say brothers Scott and Tyler Roberts grew up in construction is an understatement. The two can trace the lineage of JLR Contractors back to their great-grandfather, J. Lyne Roberts Sr., who in 1912 started building homes in Provo. As they shared a bedroom growing up, the brothers talked about following their grandfather John Roberts […]
October 14, 2020
Diesel Tech Schools Are Struggling During Covid-19 Pandemic
With decreasing student capacity, socially distant learning and more, diesel tech trade programs face many issues due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Details here.
October 7, 2020
OSHA issues new guidance on face masks for working in the heat
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new guidelines for wearing cloth face coverings while working outside in hot and humid conditions or while performing strenuous outdoor activities. The guidance includes allowing outdoors workers in construction, landscaping and other similar fields to take off their face cover when they can stay at least […]
September 22, 2020
Construction Seems OK Despite Economic Uncertainty. But Will the Work Hold?
As we put together our most recent Used Equipment Special Report for the latest print edition and here on the website, a quote from Dennis Howard stood out to me. In response to economic uncertainty and the ever-present cloud hanging over everything that the coronavirus pandemic has become, the vice president of fleet and remarketing […]
September 17, 2020
Contractor of the Year
Giordano Construction’s Quality, Versatility, Safety Record Pulled Company Through a Crucial Pivot
“We’re known for top quality,” says Tom Giordano from behind his desk. “We’re not known for being cheap. I tell people that call here for a bid the same thing.”
September 14, 2020
Extreme heat plus masks takes toll on construction workers
Wearing a face mask in the extreme heat of the summer months is taking a toll on construction workers. Check out these tips for keeping cool on Equipment World.
September 3, 2020
Drop in diesel technician enrollment compounds labor demand
The demand for diesel technicians continues to outpace entrants into the field – a problem compounded by the fact that the number of would-be applicants is beginning to decrease. According to data compiled by the TechForce Foundation, the number of students who completed a certified diesel program totaled 12,112 in 2018, reversing the annual upward […]
September 3, 2020
Former contractor accused of spending PPP loan on Harley, personal use
A former construction company owner obtained a paycheck protection loan for $841,000 – some of which he is accused of spending on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
September 2, 2020
How to Get Hurricane Laura Cleanup Work
Hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other natural disasters can lead to high demand for debris cleanup and reconstruction, and an opportunity for contractors to provide much-needed services. But being in a position to provide those services takes careful, advanced planning before a disaster strikes. “It’s always better if a company gets ahead of a disaster,” says […]
August 31, 2020
AEMP Equipment Shift Conference goes virtual for 2020; registration now open
The Association of Equipment Management Professionals has opened registrations for its annual Equipment Shift conference. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, AEMP has opted to hold the conference virtually for 2020. The conference will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the month of October, beginning Oct. 1st. All sessions will begin at 1 p.m. […]
August 26, 2020
How Coronavirus is Complicating Contractor Hurricane Preparation and Response
As parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast await the impact of Hurricane Laura—strengthening in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and forecast to be first major storm of what is anticipated to be a historically active hurricane season—contractors in the storm’s path should be aware that the coronavirus will add complications to both […]
August 25, 2020
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Construction Starts: When Will the Post-Pandemic Road to Recovery Be Complete?
The overall U.S. economy is expected to rebound by the first half of the year, but the construction industry's recovery doesn't look as bright. Details here.
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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.