Tag: 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 and 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.

Pond Design, Management and Maintenance

This one-day class is meant for pond owners, pond managers, landscape architects, engineers … and anyone involved with the design, management or maintenance of ponds! It is structured to help you make the proper decisions regarding the appearance, function or up-keep of your pond.

Starting with design, learn how to build

Reader Profile: Ryan Lanser

Reader Profile: Ryan Lanser

Awork site accident changed the trajectory of Ryan Lanser’s career in the construction industry. “I was paving a project in traffic one day, got hit by a dump truck, and thrown into oncoming traffic,” he says. Returning to work for light duty following a few months of recovery, Lanser was

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ClearSpan Fabric Structures

Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America

E2 Systems LLC

Efficiency Production, Inc .

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Hitachi Construction

Hyundai Construction Equipment

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John Deere Construction Equipment

KOBELCO Construction

National Trench Safety (NTS)

North American Society for Trenchless Technology

Speed Shore Corporation

Trench Shoring Services

Trinity Shoring Products: GME Division

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The Mabey LIVEpin is a low-cost, innovative method for measuring axial load on shoring equipment—constructed with high-quality stainless steel to ensure maximum durability, safety, and accuracy. Allows measurements of load on each shear plane but also to compensate readings over the range of field temperatures.

Load capacity of 3500kN

Project Profile: The Power of Choice

Project Profile: The Power of Choice

Newton’s third law of motion tells us that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When it comes to selecting a generator, for every non-action, there is also a reaction—and typically, it’s not in the customer’s favor. Savvy contractors and rental center owners and managers understand that

Project Profile: Rock and Rails

Project Profile: Rock and Rails


In 2004, Colorado voters approved a multi-billion-dollar public transportation expansion called FasTracks. Developed by the Regional Transportation District (RTD), the plan consists of new commuter rail, light rail, and express bus services. The ambitious plan called for building six new light rail lines consisting of both electric commuter rail and diesel-powered

Project Profile: Fundamentals for IoT

Project Profile: Fundamentals for IoT

Probably the best definition of the Internet of Things (IoT) is in a Forbes magazine article written by the futurist Jacob Morgan. According to Morgan, the IoT refers to the concept of “basically connecting any device with an on and off switch to the Internet (and/or to each other).”

Choosing the Necessities

Choosing the Necessities

Ryan Llewellyn knows tires. He’s the maintenance manager with R&J Trucking in Youngstown, OH. And if there’s one thing he deals with often, it is tires.

Enhancing the Human Condition

Enhancing the Human Condition

Throughout the heavy equipment industry, a significant labor shortage of experienced operators is universally acknowledged. The situation has become so dire that, according to Jeff Drake—business area manager for earthmoving machine control systems, Trimble—some contractors are “importing” operators from other states.

Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa

Grading and excavating contractors that do site clearing are discovering equipment with the muscle to attack the most challenging jobs with speed, efficiency, and safety.

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