Tag: grading and excavation contractor

Excavation contractors do much more than haul dirt around; their responsibilities include site preparation, grading, trenching and many other soil-related tasks using some very large pieces of heavy equipment to finish these jobs.

A Market Worth $12 Billion

A Market Worth $12 Billion

BIM is Building Information Modeling. It’s the process of designing a construction project using one coherent system of computer modeling instead of separate sets of drawings for the various parts of the project. The use of BIM in vertical construction has been growing for the past several years and has

Highways: The Downfall of the American City

Highways: The Downfall of the American City

When the 48,000 miles of the interstate Highway System were being built across the country in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s, entire city neighborhoods were leveled and wealthy residents moved to the suburbs, thus draining much of the tax bases in those cities. In essence, the highways gutted American cities.

This Blog Is Not for the Faint of Heart

This Blog Is Not for the Faint of Heart

According to Wikipedia, the Carolina Reaper, originally named the “HP22B,” is a cultivar of chili pepper of the Capsicum Chinese species. It is bred in a Rock Hill, SC greenhouse by a man named Ed “Smokin’” Currie. The peppers have been rated as the world’s hottest chili peppers by Guinness

Computerized Project Management Jumps to the Internet

Computerized Project Management Jumps to the Internet

Web Editor’s note: This article originally appeared prior to September 2001, and has not been checked for accuracy.

Since the mid-1980s, project management in the construction industry has made major advances. Starting around 1985, many construction companies began to use PC, DOS-based software for construction scheduling. By the late 1980s, the

Excavator Bucket Control: The Basics and More

Excavator Bucket Control:
The Basics and More

When you add a GPS system, you use the same controls, but you get a display of your bucket location relative to the design grade. How does it all work? Grading and Excavation Contractor sought out answers from several manufacturers, and here is what they said.

Excavator Bucket Control:  The Basics and More

Excavator Bucket Control: The Basics and More

When you add a GPS system, you use the same controls, but you get a display of your bucket location relative to the design grade. How does it all work? Grading and Excavation Contractor sought out answers from several manufacturers, and here is what they said. Volvo Construction Equipment uses

Project Profile: Cutting Slopes Surgery in Progress

An Oregon excavating contractor has found that a 2D guidance system improves productivity of an excavator by 30 percent when cutting slopes to a precise grade. About a year ago, Pihl Inc., a grading and excavation contractor based in Banks, OR, bought the Power Digger Pro guidance system from Leica

Technology in Construction: All Together Now

Perhaps we expect too much too quickly. That would be like getting into a vehicle or machine for the first time in one’s life and operating it perfectly, at once; it doesn’t happen that way. The most successful contractors, when it comes to connectivity at their job sites and offices,

Business Diversification Tools

As any grading and excavation contractor who’s ever operated an excavator or skid-steer knows, more than just dirt often needs to be displaced. Typically, trees, roots, rocks, concrete, or steel—or all of the above—must be cleared to make way for a hole or subgrade. These additional materials present an opportunity

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