Tag Archives: construction

Innovative 3-D Facility Lets CAT Engineers Enter a Virtual World

The Tech Center has been CAT’s engineering hub for over fifty years Mossville, Illinois is a rather unassuming location for one of the most advanced engineering facilities in the country. The Tech Center, located in Peoria County in the town of Mossville, has been Caterpillar’s (CAT) research and development hub for over fifty years. Originally […]

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Revolutionary Steering Tech Promises Increased Fuel Economy and Equipment Efficiency

Heavy equipment hydraulic systems are in need of an update Ever since Joseph Bramah patented the hydraulic press in 1795, little has changed in terms of the fundamentals of hydraulic machinery. The basic premise is simple – hydraulic fluid is pumped through steel tubes or flexible rubber hoses by a motor. This fluid then acts […]

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Construction - Just How Expensive is It?

Before a construction firm will take on a project, a lot of time will be invested into the cost and budget of the work. This is because many projects can very easily go over-budget if contractors/suppliers are brought into the equation as well as other environmental factors that can affect budget along the way. If […]

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Domestic Construction Spending Hits Four-Year High

Private building and energy industry construction is big – public works is not A study known as the ”value of construction put in place survey” provides a monthly estimate of the total dollar value of construction work done across the U.S. This survey includes construction activities completed each month on new structures or improvements to […]

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Home Construction Accelerates, According To Government Data Sources

Permits for single family homes rise as a rebounding economy drives new home builds Often an indicator of the health of the national economy, new housing starts have been closely analyzed over the past five years. From 2008 on, the US economy and the construction sector have been witnessing a dramatic slowdown that has choked […]

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Construction Employment Grows in 194 of 339 US Metropolitan Areas

A recovery appears on the horizon, but we’re not back to the peak yet The Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA) released information based on federal employment data information that points to an increase of construction employment in the majority of US metropolitan areas. The employment data study (which covers August 2012 to August 2013) […]

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Construction News From Across the Water: UK Construction Industry Update

Despite the economic downturn and the problems that many countries in Europe are experiencing with economic growth – the UK’s construction industry is one that seems to be surviving the slump. Industry figures from October 2013 show that the UK Construction industry has continued to grow for the 5th Consecutive month. The biggest boost this […]

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Safety Tips To Remember When Using Construction Equipment

“Safety First” – It’s an Age-Old Motto For a Reason! Safety is of uppermost importance to anyone on a job site. Workers must always be concerned about their personal safety, as well as the safety of their peers. Construction managers and Foremen must be concerned with the health and welfare of their teams, as well […]

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Why Do Construction Workers Always Appear To Be Standing Around - Doing Nothing?

Construction Workers Frequently Appear To Be Observing Work… Rather Than Actually Completing Work Insiders in the construction industry understand that the public’s perception of construction workers could use a little PR. More importantly, though, the often-misunderstood construction worker could stand to simply provide a glimpse into the everyday life of those who build for a […]

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Top Schools for Construction Management

Construction Managers Help Plan, Execute, and Support A Variety of Building Projects Construction management is defined as the process of coordinating and supporting all of the various steps in a construction project. Construction managers frequently help with the conceptual stages of a building job, as they generally have a firm grasp on the architectural design […]

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Canadian Man Excavating His Own Basement Using Only Radio-Controlled Tractors and Trucks

Some Construction Managers Prefer Their Machines Small – and Radio Controlled! Excavating a basement is a job for a powerful, maneuverable, and efficient machine. Construction machines like skid steer loaders and dedicated excavators come to mind when deciding on which type of unit to employ when digging out a basement area. For those who have […]

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Bulldozers Now Made Easier to Operate As Skilled Workers Prove Harder to Find

Drought of Skilled Workers Hits at The Wrong Time - As Building Rebounds Fiercely One of the ways in which construction industry professionals are coping with the lack of skilled manpower these days is by tailoring the work to the available workforce. It used to be that an apprenticeship, months of practice, and a trusting […]

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