Category: Construction News

Understanding the Importance of Asking “Why?”

As kids, we were told to not ask “why?” but to just do. This is the complete opposite when it comes to the safety on a job site. Knowing why an accident, incident, or near Read More

Construction Tool? Contractors Among Top Drone Users

FAA: Smaller Contractors Using Construction Drones the Most Original Post: Author:  GILES LAMBERSTON – CEG BLOGGER Are drones becoming known as a construction tool? In a recent report from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shows Read More

The Men Behind the Scenes

When we think about construction equipment, we tend to think about a few different things. What does the piece of equipment do, how well does it perform the task, and who owns the equipment. Well Read More

Kobelco Crawlers at Work on Atlanta Toll Road Project

Northwest Express Roadbuilders, a joint venture of Archer Western Contractors of Atlanta (subsidiary of The Walsh Group), Hubbard Construction Company of Winter Park, Florida, and Parsons Transportation Group, Pasadena, Calif., was recently commissioned to construct Read More

If You Can Control the Clock, You Can Win the Game

I am quite passionate about college football, and so far this year my Yellow jackets (Georgia Tech) have “engineered” an 8-2 record and are currently ranked 22nd in the nation. Not bad for a team Read More

November 14th, 2014 | Tags: ,

South Florida Construction Job Openings

A local contractor in South Florida has two job openings available for immediate placement with relocation compensation if necessary.  Please share these open opportunities with folks you might know looking for their next new challenge Read More

Sims Crane helps raise $11,000 for Construction Angels

Group aids families of construction workers killed on job TAMPA – Sims Crane & Equipment Co. helped to raise $11,000 after expenses at the inaugural fundraiser for the Tampa Bay Chapter of Construction Angels, a Read More

US Construction Up 8.6% For Year Preceding April

The value of construction put in place in the US was up +8.6% in the 12 months to April, compared to 12 months previously, at $954 billion. The market was also up +0.2% on March Read More

Culture Can Give Businesses a Competitive Advantage, with ROI

Business owners, do you have values on purpose? What about culture on purpose? “If not, or if you don’t know, then now is a perfect time to think about how those two initiatives can add Read More

June 3rd, 2014 | Tags: , ,

The Cost of Walking and How You Can Save Money

With the onset of the aging workforce and the changing demographics in the work environment, soft tissue injuries are the leading frequency and severity loss drivers in the construction industry. While it’s impossible to eliminate Read More

Heavy Hauling Company Moves Gargantuan Bridge Components

On September 3, traffic began moving across the new East Span of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge. Stretching 2,047 feet, the Self-Anchored Suspension (SAS) span is the signature element of the bridge and Read More

Grove GMK7550 Helps Turn Airport Terminal Into a Museum

A Grove GMK7550 all-terrain crane did its part to transform a Washington Dulles International Airport flight tower terminal into a museum. The 550-ton crane lifted a refurbished radar dome to the top of a tower Read More

Outline of Terms with Specific Duties and Responsibilities on the Job Site

There are actions required by employees and managers at various levels within any organization that make the application of the lift management processes complete.  Titles and positions enumerated may differ from site to site, however Read More

US Construction Spending Hits 4-Year High

Construction spending in the United States rose in July to the highest level in four years, fuelled mainly by higher outlays on private projects, said the US Department of Commerce. Total construction spending was estimated Read More

Save Money by Extending the Life of Your Bucket and Grapple Trucks

By Dan Jenkins, Marketing and Sales Coordinator, and Mike Smith, President, Certified Boom Repair, Inc.   Most managers and owners of tree industry operations agree that changes in the economy over the last five years Read More