NEW STEEL & ALUMINUM TARIFFS WILL HURT CONSTRUCTION FIRMS

| Independent Studies Suggest the Construction Industry Could Lose Nearly 30,000 Jobs as a Result of Administration’s New Tariffs as Many Firms Will be Forced to Absorb Increased Costs  The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement that he will ... READ MORE

AEM: Trump Tariffs Won’t Help Manufacturers ‘Win’

| Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) President Dennis Slater issued the following statement following statement after President Trump said he intends to impose tariffs on steel imports next week. President Trump shouldn’t undercut his own goal of helping U.S. manufacturers “win” again by imposing counterproductive tariffs on steel imports. The president should reconsider his stated intention ... READ MORE

Is 3D Printer Two Words or Three?

| One of my favorite TV shows for the past few years has been the Big Bang Theory. In one episode, Raj and Howard mail order action figures of themselves but when the toys arrive, they turn out looking nothing like them. At that point they decide they’re going to buy a 3D printer and make ... READ MORE

VIDEO: Fluidium

| You probably don’t even know you have it. But a serious condition known as Fluidium afflicts millions of equipment owners and operators around the world, and it’s spreading at an alarming rate. The worst part? It causes performance issues with your equipment, including loss of productivity. But don’t panic—your Cat® dealer can diagnose Fluidium and ... READ MORE

When and Where Concrete Should Be Used

| When it comes to paving, “there is a place for asphalt and a place for concrete,” notes Bill Davenport, vice president of communications for the American Concrete Pavement Association. ... READ MORE

Trimble Acquires e-Builder to Expand its Construction Management Solutions

| SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2018—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today it has acquired privately-held e-Builder, a leading SaaS-based construction program management solution for capital program owners and program management firms. e-Builder extends Trimble’s ability to accelerate industry transformation by providing an integrated project delivery solution for owners, program managers and contractors across the design, construct and ... READ MORE

World of Concrete Hits 9-Year High

| February 1, 2018 – Dallas, Texas – World of Concrete 2018 exceeded expectations across the board, and concluded the 43rd edition as the largest World of Concrete in 9 years. This signature event for the concrete & masonry industries drew 58,222 registered professionals, and featured more than 1,567 companies (including 302 brand new companies) exhibiting ... READ MORE

CONSTRUCTION SPENDING RISES FOR FIFTH MONTH IN A ROW IN DECEMBER

| Association Officials Urge Policy Makers to Boost Funding and Streamline Reviews for Highways and Other Transportation Modes, Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems to Sustain the Economy, Safety and Health Construction spending increased for a fifth consecutive month in December as private residential and nonresidential investment for the year topped 2016 totals, while declining infrastructure spending ... READ MORE

Build with Strength Stands with Those Impacted by Southern California’s Destructive Wildfires

| Coalition Calls for Safe Communities and Smart Solutions Silver Spring, MD – Build with Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association consisting of fire service professionals, community organizations, architects, engineers and industry experts committed to enacting safer and more sustainable building standards, issued the following statement in the wake of the recent ... READ MORE

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