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Grading & Excavation Contractor Weekly

I’m Trying to Think this AI Thing Through

I’m Trying to Think this AI Thing Through

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“Leathery sheets of rain lashed at Harry’s ghost as he walked across the grounds towards the castle. Ron was standing there and doing a kind of frenzied tap dance. He saw Harry and immediately began to eat Hermione’s family.”

That’s a passage from the last time I blogged here about artificial  … Read More

GX—Reader Favorites

GX—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.  … Read More

Job Site Support Equipment

Job Site Support Equipment

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Grading and excavating sites typically bring to mind big iron, but it also takes a lot of support equipment to complete a job—and even to begin one. The typical job site is home to job trailers for the foreman’s office long before utilities arrive. Trailers are filled with power-hungry systems.  … Read More

Show Me the Money, All of the Money

Show Me the Money, All of the Money

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This week, the Trump Administration released its Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out from here and that’s because there are so many questions that have not been answered about funding. The proposed legislation includes much more than roads,  … Read More

When and Where Concrete Should Be Used

When and Where Concrete Should Be Used

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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

Trenchers and Bracing Systems That Improve Efficiency and Safety

Trenchers and Bracing Systems That Improve Efficiency and Safety

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Kids building castles in the beach sand have something uniquely in common with contractors putting in sophisticated pipe networks or skyscraper foundations. Whether scraping out the dirt for King Arthur’s moat, or excavating for new municipal infrastructure, both require digging the trench and supporting that pit. The enterprising young engineers  … Read More

Right to Repair

Right to Repair

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I’ll start by asking, should the owner of a piece of heavy equipment have access to software code embedded on that machinery and access to diagnostic tools and repair information? This is a debate that essentially started in the Ag industry but can easily be applied to the world of  … Read More

Let’s Get Back to the Future

Let’s Get Back to the Future

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B2W Software’s Richard Humphrey takes a look at the future of technology for the heavy civil construction industry.

It seems like every day we’re hearing about a new advance in technology. But it’s not surprising why. In the 21st century, technology is a key differentiator, and to get—and stay—ahead, companies in  … Read More

Waiting for the Big Reveal

Waiting for the Big Reveal

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Earlier this month the congressional Problem Solvers Caucus made public a report that detailed suggestions for a future infrastructure plan. An article in The Hill calls it a bipartisan report put together by the caucus’ Infrastructure Working Group.

“Among the suggestions in the report is creating ‘a rural liaison’ for  … Read More

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

Finding the Right Trailer to Haul Your Equipment

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Grading and excavation contractors have plenty to worry about. They need to make sure that they are bidding fairly on jobs, offering a solid price but not shorting themselves needed profit at the same time. They need to offer proper training to their crewmembers and make sure that they are  … Read More

We Are Endowed By Our Co-Creators

We Are Endowed By Our Co-Creators

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Co-creation is not a new concept. It’s defined as a business strategy that focuses on customer experience and having interactive relationships with a company. Wikipedia defines it as “a management initiative, or form of economic strategy, that brings different parties together (for instance, a company and a group of customers), in  … Read More



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