Category Archives: Features

IUOE Local 14 elevates training for New York City crane operators with a CM Labs crane simulator

IUOE Local 14 elevates training for New York City crane operators with a CM Labs crane simulator

Business goals: The City of New York mandated that operators have specialized training on cranes with booms 300’ and longer. In order to enhance training methods, Local 14 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) looked for a simulator to effectively and safely train Operating Engineers. Solution: CM Labs developed a custom simulator to […]

Viruses, molds and bacteria — oh my!

Viruses, molds and bacteria — oh my!

Four ways to combat pathogens in your HVAC system by Jonathan Carson “Jake” owns and runs a small commercial shop. He has been coughing a lot and is growing concerned as his employees have been calling in sick with sinus problems and “bronchitis”. He calls his friend “Rick”, who operates a different business but in […]

Choosing the right antenna for GPR investigations

Choosing the right antenna for GPR investigations

Look for the highest frequency that can detect objects at the desired depth by Jami Harmon, GSSI Antennas used with ground penetrating radar (GPR) come in different shapes and sizes. The largest antennas typically radiate the lower frequencies necessary to detect the deepest targets. The smallest antennas radiate the highest frequencies that provide the greatest […]

New V923 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier provides increased lift height, reach and capacity

New V923 VersaHANDLER telescopic tool carrier provides increased lift height, reach and capacity

WEST FARGO, ND — Bobcat Company is always working to create more powerful, more efficient products and innovative solutions to help customers do more. Building on the success of prior Bobcat® telescopic tool carriers, the global leader in compact equipment has recently expanded its line with the new V923 VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carrier. The new […]

Ford Asphalt Company expands fleet with next generation of CASE skid steers

Ford Asphalt Company expands fleet with next generation of CASE skid steers

Over the years, Ford has built a long list of repeat clients that continue to call on the company for quality paving work. In fact, more than 90 percent of the company’s work is repeat business. Randy White of St. Louis-based CASE dealer Luby Equipment attributes this kind of longevity and success to positive leadership. […]

Who can answer my heavy-haul questions?

Who can answer my heavy-haul questions?

by Troy Geisler, vice president of sales and marketing, Talbert Manufacturing To an outsider, hauling might seem straightforward — and some might even say easy. Operators, fleet managers, dealers and manufacturers know better. Hauling is a complicated process. Operators must consider the specifications of the intended load, road conditions in their operating area, and a […]

Wide area disinfection using atomized mist

Wide area disinfection using atomized mist

Methods for wide-area suppression of surface-borne microbes such as the novel coronavirus — also referred to as SARS-Cov-2 or Covid-19 — is a serious consideration for both private industry and public works. Atomized mist technology is currently being utilized for the safe and consistent distribution of Surface Disinfectant Cleaners (SDCs) over worksites, busy foot traffic […]

Volvo CE helps restore Florida’s Everglades to former glory

Volvo CE helps restore Florida’s Everglades to former glory

The construction of the C-43 water reservoir is part of the giant hydrological restoration project taking place in the Everglades. Dozens of Volvo CE machines are on site building the reservoir, set to be ready in 2023. Watch the whole story in the new episode of The Megaproject Listing: Restoring the Everglades. Since 1882, the […]

Five tips to maximize jobsite safety with remote-controlled demolition machines

Five tips to maximize jobsite safety with remote-controlled demolition machines

by Mike Martin, vice president of operations, Brokk Inc. Demolition can be a dangerous job. Whether it’s road and bridge repair, interior demolition or any other application that requires crews to dismantle existing construction, creating a culture of safety is vital for protecting workers and maintaining overall efficiency. For some contractors, remote-controlled demolition machines have […]

Wirtgen cold milling machines solve big challenge

Wirtgen cold milling machines solve big challenge

North of Sacramento, a Wirtgen W 210i and W 2100 precisely milled the spillway chute of the Oroville Dam — the highest dam in the USA. In this process, the milling contractor also benefited from cold milling specialist Wirtgen’s application experience in steep gradient milling. Temporary solution makes milling in two passes necessary At an altitude of […]

Getting up to speed on I-95 in North Carolina

Getting up to speed on I-95 in North Carolina

by Ronald Brock, project manager at S.T. Wooten Situated between the cities of Fayetteville and Dunn in North Carolina is a notoriously busy 18-mile stretch of I-95. Traffic is constant in the area with freight trucks and tourists traveling up and down the East Coast. And while it serves as an important component to the […]

Urban demolition project uses atomized mist to comply with dust regulations

Urban demolition project uses atomized mist to comply with dust regulations

A Colorado demolition firm with a reputation for environmental stewardship on complex large-scale projects has successfully complied with strict urban dust suppression regulations throughout a sensitive 18-month demolition project, from structural implosion to site clearing. Using two atomized misting cannons to control dust created by the takedown, Colorado Cleanup Corporation (CCC) was able to demolish […]

Fluid bridge repair

Fluid bridge repair

Contractor uses robots to speed up Utah’s largest Hydrodemolition bridge repair Infrastructure repair is a hot topic today, and rightfully so. From potholes to deteriorating bridges, keeping up with repairs — and finding the money to do so — is a constant struggle. In an effort to complete jobs faster and win more bids, contractors […]

Wirtgen’s W 210 Fi large milling machine: Master of efficiency in action

Wirtgen’s W 210 Fi large milling machine: Master of efficiency in action

Milling layers separately A total of three W 210 Fi machines demonstrated the added value of their technological innovations during rehabilitation of the A 31 motorway, which connects the A 4 Milan-Venice motorway with the Alps. The task on a 1.4 km section in the province of Vicenza was to mill the pavement off to a […]

Linde-Griffith saves owner millions with BAUER FDP change up

Linde-Griffith saves owner millions with BAUER FDP change up

Linde-Griffith Construction Company may be 111 years old but the contractor is far from set in its ways. This is why the owner and engineer of a multi-story condo project in Hackensack, N.J. called on them when its original contractor was unable to reach bearing capacity on a test pile program. The end result was […]

Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

An estimated 7% of the U.S. fatalities recorded by MSHA between 1995 and 2011 occurred in a confined space. To reduce that number, conveyor operators are wise to understand exactly how a confined space is defined, and to consider what they can do to prevent serious injuries. Many factors can cause bulk materials to adhere […]

The road to maximum efficiency

The road to maximum efficiency

Asphalt maintenance contractor finds a custom solution to increase productivity There aren’t enough hours in a day. Every sealcoat operator, manager and company president has found themselves thinking this at one point or another. Even without unexpected equipment breakdowns, weather delays or staffing shortfalls, there are plenty of small things that eat away at productivity, […]

Burke keeps first pile driving project straight with RTG piling rig

Burke keeps first pile driving project straight with RTG piling rig

Burke Construction Inc.’s first pile driving project was no easy task. The job at hand for this heavy civil contractor was to install a steel seawall in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, but this was no straight line of sheet piles in the middle of the beach. Burke’s task was to frame the border of […]

Two Grove cranes repair gantry crane at Australia’s first automated port

Two Grove cranes repair gantry crane at Australia’s first automated port

McKay United, an equipment rental and service company in Australia, deployed a Grove GMK7450 and a GMK5250L to repair a derailed gantry crane at Australia’s first automated port — Victoria International Container Terminal in Port Melbourne. The project was the biggest lift McKay United has completed since owning both Grove all-terrain cranes. “The gantry had […]

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

PEORIA, IL — In a move designed to bring unparalleled versatility to its lineup of highly-successful dust suppression equipment, BossTek has introduced an optional variable frequency drive (VFD) system that allows users to adjust air flow to suit a broader range of applications and working environments. Driven by customer input from a number of different […]

Intelligent compaction is the key

Intelligent compaction is the key

by Jeff Winke The most elemental meaning of the word “compaction,” is the exertion of force on something so that it becomes more dense. In the realm of road construction, compaction is considered one of the most important processes in pavement and roadway surface construction. It is necessary in order to attain high quality and […]

The Rock Shop – Grand Junction’s premiere landscape decorative rock supplier

The Rock Shop – Grand Junction’s premiere landscape decorative rock supplier

Commentary by Jon M. Casey Routinely, you will find an article here that highlights the “nuts and bolts” of a business operation with information that includes production details, the history of the company and an interview of one of the key people involved with the operation. In the case of Grand Junction’s “The Rock Shop,” […]

Kelpe Contracting: In service to others

Kelpe Contracting: In service to others

All you need to know about Tom Kelpe can be summed up by a story from his childhood. His father, Claude Howard Kelpe, dug the foundation for an addition to their modest home — by hand — at about the same time that the first backhoe loaders were hitting the market. When Claude started Kelpe […]