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AGC panel posits ways contractors can survive in a time of 'peak disruption' | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

CHICAGO—Not too long ago, construction professionals talked about disruption as an impending wave on the periphery of the industry. But technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and robotics are making their way into the market faster than construction companies can keep up, according to Stacy Scopano, vice president of innovation at Skanska USA.

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At least 39 dead in Italy bridge collapse, as public, government search for answers | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The death toll from the Genoa Morandi bridge collapse this week in Genoa, Italy, has risen to 39, and the public is looking to the bridge maintenance contractor, the European Union's alleged meager funding and Italy's construction industry for answers amid doubts about the structural integrity of hundreds of other bridges in Italy, according to The Telegraph.

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MIT class designs 82,000-square-foot mass timber prototype | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • In an effort to come up with a feasible and safe large-scale, energy-efficient mass timber structure, a class at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has designed and submitted for presentation at the Maine Mass Timber Conference in October an 82,000-square-foot prototype community building called the Longhouse, according to the MIT News.

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Virginia officials mandate boring for $3B Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The Virginia Department of Transportation has decided on the bored-tunnel method of construction for the up to $3.8 billion Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel project, and both columbus oh dump truck company competing for the job have used the method in putting together their bid proposals, according to a department press release.

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DC Attorney General alleges electrical contractor misclassified 535 workers | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The attorney general for the District of Columbia sued Power Design on Monday, alleging that the Florida-based electrical contractor purposefully misclassified at least 535 construction workers as independent columbus oh dump truck company so that it could cut costs, avoid legal responsibilities and evade taxes.

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Critics blame NYC's scaffold law for rocketing insurance fees | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The cost of insurance coverage for New York City's $11.2 billion East Side Access tunnel has risen 557% from original cost estimates to $584 million, and critics of the state's long-time Scaffold Safety Law, which makes employers and owners responsible for "gravity-related accidents," said the regulation is to blame, according to Crain's New York Business.

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How AI can drive the most value for construction | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

A McKinsey & Co. study released earlier this year predicted that the engineering and construction sector will be slow to embrace artificial intelligence (AI), but despite this slow adoption, presenters during a webinar hosted by Engineering News-Record said it can help E&C companies expedite early processes, create the best plans for projects and identify if a project is starting to go awry.

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Crystal lagoon plans for $1B Texas development dry up | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Developers for the $1 billion mixed-use Bayside development planned for the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard in Rowlett, Texas, reportedly shocked city officials at a special update meeting on July 26 by announcing their intentions to eliminate an 8-acre "crystal lagoon," a trolley system and a 1-acre fountain from the project, according to The Dallas Morning News.

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Though underway, $77B California bullet train still threatened | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The California High Speed Rail Authority is chugging away with construction of the $77 billion San Francisco Bay Area-to-Los Angeles bullet train near Fresno, California, despite opposition from an increasing number of state residents, lack of funding, rising costs that could reach $100 billion, looming tunneling challenges and an upcoming gubernatorial election that could put a project foe in a position to kill the whole thing, according to The New York Times.

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New coalition to develop international fire safety standards | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • More than 30 local and international professional associations and building standards organizations have joined forces to create the International Fire Safety Standards (IFSS) Coalition, which will develop new building fire safety standards, according to a press statement from one of the coalition's members, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

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Several states begin making contractors wage guarantors | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • State laws in California and now Maryland have handed the ultimate responsibility for the wages of all workers on a construction job to general contractors, and this could create additional exposure for surety companies that provide performance and payment bonds for private construction projects, according to Peter Strniste of law firm Robinson+Cole.

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Cracks in Florida bay bridge stopped concrete work twice | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Concerns over cracks in a concrete bridge deck of the $400 million Pensacola Bay Bridge, which will connect Pensacola, Florida, to Gulf Breeze, Florida, led the Florida Department of Transportation to shut down that phase of the columbus oh dump truck company twice during the last four months, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

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Cracks in Pensacola Bay Bridge halted concrete work twice | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Concerns over cracks in a concrete bridge deck of the $400 million Pensacola Bay Bridge, which will connect Pensacola, Florida, to Gulf Breeze, Florida, led the Florida Department of Transportation to shut down that phase of the columbus oh dump truck company twice during the last four months, according to the Pensacola News Journal.

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Equipment Roundup: JCB intros ‘totally new level’ of excavator in 220X; The tale of Moby Dig; IC giving pavers ‘Night Vision’; JCB launches 2 new compact excavators; Genie’s new boom lifts gentle on soft terrain | Dump Truck Company

Genie’s new S-80 HF, S-85 HF telescopic boom lifts are gentle on soft terrain

Lifting heavy loads with aerial charlotte nc dump truck company platforms that have all-terrain tires can cause damage to soft ground like sand and turf.

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Business Roundup: Tornado rips through Vermeer factory; Liebherr USA breaks ground on new HQ; Bridgestone expands OTR tire production; Kubota will further support “farmer veterans” with discounts; Top-selling articulated trucks | Dump Truck Company

INFOGRAPHIC: Top-selling articulated truck models and sales trends

A snapshot of new and used sales trends from Randall-Reilly’s Equipment Data Associates and TopBid auction price service.

To see the graphic, click here.

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Report: Minnesota prevailing wage law doesn't bloat budgets | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Moody's: Florida I-4 P3 filed $100M claim for extra costs, wants 245 extra schedule days | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • In its latest analysis of the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project through Orlando, Moody's Investors Service affirmed the Baa1, moderate-risk rating on I-4 Mobility Partners' $1.4 million in construction loans, but changed its outlook from "stable" to "negative" because of the potential impact of a 245-day delay and extra cost claims of $100 million submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

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Report identifies some causes, solutions to lack of women in the construction workforce | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • In a study funded by the city of Portland, Oregon, and The Portland Metro Workforce Development Board and conducted by nonprofits and consultants such as Portland State University and Oregon Tradeswomen, researchers found that there are significant barriers keeping women and minorities out of the city's construction trades workforce despite increased demand.

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State, local governments could spend $275B on commercial construction this year: where the money will go | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures on the annual rate of construction spending, the country's state and local governments are on track to spend more than $275 billion on nonresidential, taxpayer-funded construction initiatives this year, with highway and street ($93.5 billion), education ($72.5 billion) and transportation projects ($31.7 billion) together garnering the lion's share of funds.

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Las Vegas officials want 24/7 convention center construction | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has filed its convention center expansion plans with the Clark County Board of County Commissioners and, as part of its rezoning request, has also asked for a noise ordinance waiver so that construction crews can columbus oh dump truck company around the clock to accelerate the schedule.

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CB&I nixed from Louisiana plant project, lays off 370 | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Citing a $438 million project loss as of March 2018, Japanese columbus oh dump truck company Toyo Engineering, the general contractor for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Shintech's $1.4 billion Plaquemine, Louisiana, plant expansion, has canceled contractor CB&I's two remaining civil and dirt columbus oh dump truck company contracts for the project effective June 14, according to The Advocate.

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New Orleans not making headway on $2.4B repairs program, report says | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A $2.4 billion road and infrastructure repair program in New Orleans, funded by post-Hurricane Katrina Federal Emergency Management Administration settlement money in 2016, has barely moved forward, with only 20% of promised projects underway and a mere 1% of available funds spent as of May, according to The New Orleans Advocate.

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Equipment Roundup: These wheels transform into tracks; The forgotten inventors of the backhoe; What’s inside an electric Peterbilt truck; Tobroco-Giant expands U.S. dealers, intros new loaders; Pete bringing new features to Models 567, 579 | Dump Truck Co

Peterbilt bringing new features to Model 567, 579 trucks; forecasts strong outlook for rest of 2018

During an economic outlook and press conference at the Paccar Innovation Center this week, Peterbilt announced several new features for its Class 8 lineup.

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Business Roundup: Cat names new VP of Digital Enabled Solutions; Nesco Speciality Rentals acquires N&L Line Equipment; ASV reaches agreement with Kennards Hire; ARA unveils new brand identity; Bejac Corp. opens Vegas location | Dump Truck Company

In busy market, Bejac Corp. opens Las Vegas location with heavy charlotte nc dump trucks and service

With a bright outlook on a quickening market, Bejac Corporation has opened their new location in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Honolulu rail could cost up to $8.3B | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • An independent review commissioned by the Federal Highway Administration and conducted by Jacobs Engineering Group has determined that the cost of Honolulu, Hawaii's beleaguered 20-mile, elevated rail project is $8.3 billion, about $134 million more than the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation projected, according to the Associated Press and Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and $3 billion more than 2014 estimates.

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Report: Construction execs positive on short-term growth despite rising material prices, labor shortage | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Engineering News-Record's second-quarter Construction Industry Confidence survey has revealed that construction executives are positive about the industry's short-term prospects despite the persistent labor shortage and increasing material prices but are more cautious when it comes to the long-term.

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Design flaws, scandal plagues Chinese mega projects | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Two massive Chinese infrastructure projects, the more than 120 billion yuan ($18 billion in U.S. dollars) Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the 97.1 billion Hong Kong dollar ($12.4 billion) Sha Tin-Central Link rail project, have been plagued with design errors and accusations of subpar work that could create dangerous columbus oh dump truck company situations, respectively, according to the South China Morning News.

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The evolution of trench protection systems and how to choose the right one | Dump Truck Company

Sloping. Shoring. Shielding. The basics of trench protection pre-date OSHA’s 1989 regulation, yet many dump trucks charlotte nc still act like they’re a mystery.

“You read trench collapse investigations, and it always starts with ‘we didn’t know,’” says Mitch Post, training and technical services manager for Mabey, a trench shoring manufacturer based in Elkridge, Maryland.

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VIDEO: Trucks “talk” to one another to form semi-autonomous “platoon” in Volvo on-highway demo | Dump Truck Company

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on our sister site CCJ.


As the next step in its arc toward developing truck platooning technology for real-world use, Volvo Trucks recently performed an on-highway demonstration of a three-truck platoon made up of Volvo VNL tractors and 28-foot twin trailers in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Turner to lead $200M Cincinnati soccer stadium project | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • FC Cincinnati announced Friday major development partners for the club's $200 million soccer-specific stadium in Cincinnati.
  • Turner Construction, a veteran of hundreds of sports venue projects, will act as the general contractor for the stadium in partnership with local African-American-owned contractor Josten Construction, which is certified as a minority business and a small business enterprise.

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Many DC projects don't comply with local hiring mandate | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • An April audit of Washington, D.C.'s First Source mandate, which requires local workers be given employment preference for construction projects receiving taxpayer assistance, revealed that columbus oh dump truck company and developers are not meeting the program guidelines and that the Department of Employment Services (DOES) is doing relatively little to make sure companies are in compliance, according to The Washington Times.

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Foxconn awards $14M of contracts for $10B factory complex | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Foxconn Technology Group and general contractor M+W Group and Gilbane have awarded the first $14 million in vertical construction contracts for Foxconn's $10 billion LCD factory campus at the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, to eight prime subcontractors, according to Wisconsin Business News.

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OSHA’s 5 most popular construction safety videos: trenches, silicosis, falls and heat illness | Dump Truck Company

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that its five most popular videos center on construction safety.

The videos focus on such topics as trench safety; silicosis, a debilitating lung disease linked to airborne dust from masonry, concrete, stone and other construction-site materials; construction-related falls; and preventing heat illness.

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Forward Buying Won't Ease All Tariff Uncertainties For Firms | Columbus Ohio Dump Trucks

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Contractor McCarthy

Contractor McCarthy bought in advance all needed structural steel for a university project.

PHOTO BY JEFF YODERS FOR ENR

After the Trump administration finalized late last month tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, based on what it termed national security considerations, some developers and Charlotte NC dump truck contractor began to rapidly award structural steel contracts in what at least one fabricator said was an attempt to avoid even higher steel costs in the future.

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Business Roundup: VW, Ford mull commercial vehicle partnership; Volvo CE taps new VP for key accounts; VW Truck & Bus gets new name; Boone to support independent rep firms at Haulotte; JCB adds Miami’s Sigma to dealer network | Dump Truck Company

JCB adds Miami’s Sigma Equipment to dealer network

Sigma JCB, a division of Sigma Equipment based in Miami, has been added to JCB‘s North American network. The dump trucks charlotte nc will sell, rent and service the JCB’s utility and earthmoving equipment, including backhoes, compact excavators, skid steers, compact track loaders, telehandlers, wheel loaders and large excavators.

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Contractors to repair $1B leak 55 stories under NYC | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Crews led by Omaha-based infrastructure heavy hitter Kiewit-Shea and a tunnel boring machine dubbed Nora, according to the Times Herald-Record, are in the process of digging a $1 billion bypass tunnel 55 stories under the Hudson River to get around the leaking, 85-mile Delaware Aqueduct, which serves New York City, the Associated Press reported.

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Utility company fights damaging Bechtel report | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. is hitting back against a damaging Bechtel report that is expected to play a key role in an upcoming hearing at which regulators will decide if the utility columbus oh dump truck company is entitled to collect $3.8 billion from ratepayers during the next 20 years in an effort to partially recoup costs for a failed nuclear power plant construction project, according to The Post and Courier.

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Equipment Roundup: Manitowoc intros GRT9165 rough-terrain, Potain MR 160 C tower, TMS500-2 truck cranes, NBT50L series boom trucks; High efficiency package, engine now available for Mack Anthem; Freightliner goes electric | Dump Truck Company

Freightliner Goes Electric: Truck maker unveils battery-powered eCascadia, eM2 models

Freightliner Trucks tossed its hat into the electric heavy truck ring, debuting two fully electric commercial trucks during the Daimler Trucks Capital Market and Technology Day in Portland, Oregon.

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AGC: Material prices growing fast, tariffs threaten more increases | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • In an analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor's producer price indexes and employment cost indexes, the Associated General Contractors of America found that material prices rose nearly 9% from May 2017 to May 2018 — the biggest annual increase in seven years — despite an only 4.2% increase in the price of construction for the same period.

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DOD: Design, cost and contract problems plague overdue $1.3B StratCom HQ | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The U.S. Department of Defense's inspector general has found that “inaccurate cost estimates, design deficiencies, contract modifications, fire, floods, mold and challenges related to the execution of contract modifications” has caused more than two years of delays and at least $53 million of cost overruns on the new $1.3 billion StratCom headquarters project at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, Nebraska.

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California budget includes $1.2B for construction of new lawmaker offices | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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California budget includes $1.2B for new legislative offices | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Bullet train authority ordered demolition, redesign of bridge | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • The California High-Speed Rail Authority that in January it directed design-build contractor Tutor Perini to demolish a partially constructed highway bridge along the authority's future $77 billion bullet train route because the bridge did not meet its “level of quality for a columbus oh dump truck company product” and showed “signs of distress,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

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