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Aclara Wins Smart Infrastructure Project from Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative

Aclara Wins Smart Infrastructure Project from Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative

Award for 84,000 Electric Endpoints Will Bring RF-Based Metering Network to Rural Texas Utility

Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) has awarded Aclara, a leader in smart infrastructure solutions to electric, water and gas utilities, an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project that will employ Aclara’s state-of-the-art Synergize® RF-based metering network system. The

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Trenching and excavation are some of the most hazardous construction jobs in the industry. According to Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), trench collapses are rarely survivable, primarily due to the weight of soil. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds—roughly equal to the weight of

Excavators and Robotics

Excavators and Robotics

Many owners of grading and excavation contracting companies concur: finding enough skilled employees to execute jobs continues to be difficult.

The answer to that challenge may lie in more robotic-like machines. Machines that do more on their own—without human intervention—will require fewer employees. On the other hand, robotics may even attract

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

Motorists Will Be Required to Slow Down and Proceed With Caution When Approaching Waste and Recycling Vehicles or Face Penalties

Arlington, VA– May 22, 2017 – On May 19, the Missouri General Assembly approved legislation that will protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. Missouri is

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

SLOW DOWN TO GET AROUND LEGISLATION APPROVED IN MISSOURI

Motorists Will Be Required to Slow Down and Proceed With Caution When Approaching Waste and Recycling Vehicles or Face Penalties
Arlington, VA– May 22, 2017 – On May 19, the Missouri General Assembly approved legislation that will protect workers in the waste and recycling industry on the state’s roadways. Missouri is

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Canadian Heavy Construction Contractor Kitsaki Projects Adopts B2W Software

Canadian Heavy Construction Contractor Kitsaki Projects Adopts B2W Software

Portsmouth, NH – May 15, 2017 – B2W Software, a leading provider of heavy civil construction management software, today announced that Kitsaki Projects has implemented the B2W Estimate and Track solutions in tandem to establish faster, standardized estimating processes and gain more timely insight into field performance.

Kitsaki Projects has close

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