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Equipment Roundup: Vermeer’s XR2 is a unique vac excavator; 2020 Ford Super Duty claims best-in-class titles; Manitou intros 4 aerial lifts; Nissan unveils redesigned 2020 Titan; Bollinger unveils Class 3 electric pickup, modular SUV | Dump Truck Company

Electric truck maker Bollinger unveils its Class 3 B2 pickup, B1 modular SUV

Though we’re still more than a year away from being able to buy one of these trucks, Bollinger has unveiled what we can expect when its all-electric pickup and SUV finally do hit the market.

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Study: Adding sodium acetate to concrete increases strength, reduces water absorption | Dump Truck Company

Concrete treated with sodium acetate cured at -25(a) and +60(b) degrees. Photo courtesy of Brunel University London.

Researchers at Brunel University London and Mutah University in Jordan have shown that adding sodium acetate to concrete mixes not only significantly increases the compressive strength of the concrete in extreme hot or cold weather, but also reduces the amount of water the concrete absorbs, which means the concrete would be stronger and require less maintenance.

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Equipment Roundup: Bobcat is back in the tractor business; Komatsu intros PC2000-11 excavator; Ditch Witch intros JT24 HDD; Toro underlines multiple brand approach; Latest HDDs reflect improving market | Dump Truck Company

Latest directional drills reflect improving and expanding market

Directional drilling garners less attention than it did a decade or two ago. But it hasn’t gone away. If anything, it’s expanding.

There were 42 models listed in the 2009 Equipment World Spec Guide; there are 56 models this year.

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Dodge: Owners, contractors have different ideas of what makes multi-site work successful | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • A new study from Dodge Data & Analytics and Sevan Multi-Site Solutions found that owners and columbus oh dump truck company don't see eye to eye about key factors of how a successful multi-site construction campaign plays out, though a positive relationship stemmed from solid communication is the single most important factor.

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Market watch: Track construction's economic health | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Industry experts, economists and construction executives rely on a long list of economic indicators to help them forecast the future of the business. But predicting what's on the horizon is tricky, said Associated Builders and Contractors chief economist Anirban Basu, because construction activity generally lags behind other sectors of the economy.

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Tutor Perini scores $31M of change orders for San Francisco subway project | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, general contractor Tutor Perini revealed Tuesday that it has received a contract change order in the amount of $31.2 million as compensation for delays on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) $1.6 billion Central Subway project.

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Tutor Perini lands $31M in change orders for San Francisco subway project | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, general contractor Tutor Perini revealed Tuesday that it has received a contract change order in the amount of $31.2 million as compensation for delays on the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) $1.6 billion Central Subway project.

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Equipment Roundup: Bobcat unveils iPhone/iPad remote control for skid steers, CTLs; GMC Sierra 3L Duramax test drive; Cat intros new cold planers, RM400 rotary mixer; BOMAG intros gas-powered BPR 60/65 | Dump Truck Company

BOMAG intros gas-powered BPR 60/65 reversible plate compactor

Offered as a more economical alternative diesel-powered models, BOMAG has introduced the BPR 60/65 reversible plate compactor.

BOMAG says the BPR 60/65 consumes less than 1 gallon of gas per hour, is comfortable to operate and compacts large areas of at speeds reaching 91.9 feet per minute.

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Independent contractors now a big question mark in California after employment bill passes | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 into law this week. As part of a signing message, Newsom said that the new regulation would help reduce instances of worker misclassification as independent contractors, "which erodes basic worker protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits.

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Texas Central signs design-build agreement with Salini Impregilo-Lane JV for $20B high-speed rail project | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • Texas Central announced on Friday that it has entered into a design-build agreement for its $20 billion high-speed rail project between Houston and Dallas with the joint venture of Italian civil engineering contractor Salini Impregilo and The Lane Construction Corp.

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Denver airport commits to $770M budget and tighter schedule in wake of Great Hall firing | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • In a presentation to the Denver City Council's Business, Arts, Workforce & Aviation Services Committee,  Kim Day, CEO at Denver International Airport (DEN), gave an update on the termination of Great Hall Partners' (GHP) $1.8 billion public-private partnership (P3) contract and the future of the Jeppesen Terminal renovation, which now has a budget of $770 million.

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Barnard Construction affiliate begins $142M border wall section in Arizona | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • BFBC LLC, an affiliate of Barnard Construction Co., broke ground late last week on a 5-mile section of border wall along the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona, the second ongoing border wall replacement project in the area that is being paid for using diverted military funds, according to the Arizona Republic.

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Skanska USA transcends challenges on its largest IPD project | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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Skanska USA has employed nontraditional project delivery methods for years, especially on health care jobs. The columbus oh dump truck company has long been a fan of integrated project delivery, which has been used on projects ranging from the Palo Alto Medical Center in California to the renovation of the George Washington University Hospital ICU department in Washington, D.C.

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Equipment Roundup: Skid steers vs. CTLs; The “Ultimate” Ford Raptor; Bollinger to intro first Class 3 electric pickup; Brokk intros its smallest demo robot; Golight intros improved Stryker ST remote-control work lighting | Dump Truck Company

Golight intros improved Stryker ST Series remote-controlled charlotte nc dump truck company lighting

Golight, makers of pan-and-tilt remote-controlled lighting, have introduced a “new and improved” version of its Stryker ST Series of remote-control LED and halogen searchlights.

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Levelset tries to level the playing field between subs, GCs | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • Levelset, a columbus oh dump truck company that helps subcontractors navigate pay application processes, tracks payment-related regulations from state to state and facilitates the filing of mechanic's liens, is rolling out a new feature — Contractor Profiles — on its website, one that could help subcontractors identify slow-paying general columbus oh dump truck company before taking on columbus oh dump truck company with them.

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Worker sues Marriott, PCL, other contractors after witnessing construction deaths in Florida | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • A construction worker who claims he witnessed two co-workers plunge to their deaths in August 2018 while performing concrete columbus oh dump truck company at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort in Orange County, Florida, near Walt Disney World, is suing Marriott International and PCL Construction Services as well as developers and other columbus oh dump truck company affiliated with the project for emotional distress and other alleged injuries.

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Equipment Roundup: Cat unveils D3 Series CTLs, skid steers; Diesel Ram 1500 Test Drive; Bobcat ships its first electric excavator; New Cummins engines; Ford intros FX2 Ranger; | Dump Truck Company

Cummins intros 2020 X15 Efficiency Series engines alongside new Productivity Series rating

Cummins for the coming model year will expand its X15 portfolio with a new X15 Efficiency Series engine and the new X15 Productivity Series rating to further optimize fuel economy and power.

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Drilling deeper into lean with target-value design, delivery | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

While it’s probably safe to say that most construction managers have either been involved with a project that used lean construction or at least have heard of lean principles, championed by the Lean Construction Institute, the same can’t be said for target-value design (TV-Design) and target-value delivery (TV-Delivery), even though both have been around for several years and fall under the lean umbrella.

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Illinois enacts new retainage law amid national trend | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • Illinois Gov. Jay Robert "J.B." Pritzker (D) has signed into state law a new regulation that sets the maximum retainage clients can withhold from contractor payments on private projects and that will help many general columbus oh dump truck company and subcontractors receive bigger checks earlier on in the project timeline.

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Moody's: Denver airport wise to terminate Great Hall P3 | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • A new Moody's Investors Service report on the credit impact of Denver Airport Enterprise's (DEN) decision to terminate for convenience Great Hall Partners' $1.8 billion contract for renovation of the airport's Jeppesen Terminal and 34 years of concession management has revealed that the bond credit rating business believes the move will have minimal negative financial and credit impact for the city and the airport.

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What will be the fallout from Denver airport's Great Hall P3 termination? | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • A new Moody's Investors Service report on the credit impact of Denver Airport Enterprise's (DEN) decision to terminate for convenience Great Hall Partners' $1.8 billion contract for renovation of the airport's Jeppesen Terminal and 34 years of concession management has revealed that the bond credit rating business believes the move will have minimal negative financial and credit impact for the city and the airport.

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Equipment Roundup: Komatsu unveils Proactive Dozing Control; Deere intros 3 new L-Series loaders; Roush unveils the Nitemare F-150; Komatsu launches D155AX-8 LGP; Artics seeing steady improvements | Dump Truck Company

In high demand, popular articulated dump truck models seeing steady improvements

Articulated dump trucks, with their ability to efficiently move dirt throughout the jobsite, are in high demand these days. Dealers report they can’t keep them in their rental fleets, and customers are scrambling to find someone, anyone, who can meet their need for artics.

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Can Louisiana handle $32B of industrial construction? | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • There are approximately 125 construction projects worth $32 billion along the Interstate 10-12 Corridor either underway or preparing to break ground this year, and industry experts agree that it will be a challenge to handle them all given the state's low unemployment (4.7%) and strained skilled labor pool, according to the 10-12 Industry Report.

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$1.5 million awarded to add public artwork to Fla. I-4 corridor | Dump Truck Company

The I-4 Ultimate Project Art Endowment Committee—representatives of I-4 Mobility Partners, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and Skanska Granite Lane (SGL Constructors)—will provide $1.5 million to integrate public art installations into the project landscape along a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 4 to create a more scenic and cultural experience for motorists and pedestrians.

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Equipment Roundup: Komatsu intros WA900-8 loader; Nissan drops Cummins diesel in next Titan XD; Doosan intros DX170LC-5 excavator; BFP Retro F-150 offers two-tone styling; Used equipment market softens…a bit | Dump Truck Company

Stellar used charlotte nc dump trucks market softens … a bit. Here’s what’s hot and what’s not.

Although the used charlotte nc dump trucks market has been steady, it doesn’t mean there won’t be softer prices ahead, especially compared with 12 months ago.

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Naval base damaged in California earthquake could need $2.2B in repairs | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • After a 13-day, 3,600-building, multi-team assessment following the July 4 and July 5 earthquakes near Ridgecrest, California, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) estimates that it will take approximately $5.2 billion to repair all of the damage at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California.

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Naval base buildings damaged in California earthquake could need $2.2B in repairs | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • After a 13-day, 3,600-building, multi-team assessment following the July 4 and July 5 earthquakes near Ridgecrest, California, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) estimates that it will take approximately $5.2 billion to repair all of the damage at the Naval Air Weapons Station in China Lake, California.

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Managing prevailing wage compliance in the digital age | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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If you’re a contractor and reading this article, you’re likely finding yourself at a crossroads with three possible scenarios: 1) you are considering the idea of taking on public works projects for the first time; 2) you are experienced in the public sector, but finally looking to alleviate the administrative headaches that come with the territory; or 3) you are already leveraging technology to lessen these burdens, but are wondering if there are better options out there.

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Canadian GC: Equipment that killed worker 'manifestly faulty' | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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UPDATE: Aug. 19, 2019: In a statement to CBC News, Graham Construction said that prosecutors were correct not to pursue charges against the columbus oh dump truck company in relation to the 2016 jobsite death of one of its subcontractor's employees, Eric Ndayishimiye, and called the piece of columbus oh dump trucks that hit Ndayishimiye "manifestly faulty.

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Florida authorities investigating We Build the Wall | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

Columbus Ohio Dump Truck Company Brief:

  • The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services is investigating We Build the Wall, a privately funded group that has built a section of border wall in New Mexico, after the state attorney general's office received complaints about how the group raises and allocates donations, according to ABC News.

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Equipment Roundup: Manitou launches self-branded compact equipment; Goliath is a 6-wheeled Chevy Silverado; Toro intros TRX-250, TRX-350 walk-behind trenchers; Diesel Silverado 1500 fuel economy; Stringline or stringless? | Dump Truck Company

Stringline or stringless? Manufacturers of curb and gutter pavers let operators decide

When it comes to curb and gutter concrete slipform pavers, one word tends to crop up.

“It’s very unusual to go into a sales call and walk out without having spoken about ‘stringless,’” says Wade Bowman, Wirtgen product manager for concrete slipform paving.

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Tutor Perini's Q2 marks near-record backlog, new group CEO | Dump Trucks Charlotte NC

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  • General contractor Tutor Perini announced its second-quarter 2019 earnings, and, despite a decline in its quarter-over-quarter gross profit — from $118.6 million to $100.9 million — the columbus oh dump truck company booked a near-record backlog, along with gross revenue of more than $1.1 billion, up slightly from the same period last year.

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