Tag: building construction

Construction is the process of creating and building infrastructure or a facility. It differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser, while construction is typically done on location for a known client. Construction as an industry is six to nine percent of the gross domestic product of developed countries. Construction starts with planning, design, and financing and continues until the project is built and ready for use.

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

HVAC Innovations: Duct Sealing From the Inside

According to EPA, the US Department of Energy (DOE), ASHRAE, and various industry reports, having leaky air ducts is one of the leading causes of energy waste in US buildings, says Neal Walsh, Aeroseal’s senior vice president of strategy and commercial sales.

Zero Energy Schools

Zero Energy Schools

Buildings account for nearly 40% of the nation’s energy use. Why does this matter? Because it means that while buildings are a big part of our energy challenge, they also have the potential to be a major part of the solution to a clean energy future. That’s why the US

From the AGC of America: CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 19,000 JOBS IN NOVEMBER

From the AGC of America: CONSTRUCTION FIRMS ADD 19,000 JOBS IN NOVEMBER

Residential Construction, Nonresidential Building Categories Continue to Add Workers, but Employment Slips In Heavy and Civil Engineering Segment Amid Decreased Investment in Highways and Other Public Works
Construction employers added 19,000 jobs in November, reaching the highest employment level since November 2008, but a drop in public sector investments in construction

CASE Launches All-New G Series Wheel Loaders

CASE Launches All-New G Series Wheel Loaders

Seven new models span 141 to 347 horsepower with bucket capacities ranging from 2.1 to 6.25 cubic yards; new loaders combine powerful yet efficient engine technology with strong hydraulics and an all-new operator environment and controls.

Racine, Wis., November 3, 2016

CASE Construction Equipment introduces the all-new G Series wheel loaders,

Robots Have Arrived. Are You Ready?

Robots Have Arrived. Are You Ready?

The use of robotic technol­ogy is growing in the construction and grading industry, and this new wave of machines and software has already brought radical changes to a wide variety of operations. From driverless vehicles, to three-dimensional (3D) machine control, to surveying and 3D modeling, the age of robots is

Graders Move Into the Mainstream

Graders Move Into the Mainstream

Traditionally, motor graders have been used for finish grading, leaving the preliminary rough grading to scrapers, bulldozers, and other heavy equipment. As a precise fine-grading tool, it’s designed for specific tasks. Commonly used for construction and maintenance of gravel and dirt roads, as well as preparation of the base of

Caterpillar to Design and Manufacture Full Line of Mini Excavators

Caterpillar to Design and Manufacture Full Line of Mini Excavators

Caterpillar will shift design and production of its smallest hydraulic excavators to Caterpillar facilities beginning in 2018 as a successful, six-year strategic alliance with Wacker Neuson is phased out. Caterpillar will focus on growing its global mini excavator business as it leverages existing facilities and design teams to deliver cost

Zero Energy Schools

Zero Energy Schools

Buildings account for nearly 40% of the nation’s energy use. Why does this matter? Because it means that while buildings are a big part of our energy challenge, they also have the potential to be a major part of the solution to a clean energy future. That’s why the US

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