Category Archives: Features

Robotic tunneling

Robotic tunneling

Improving tunneling safety and productivity with remote-controlled machines by Mike Martin, vice president of operations, Brokk, Inc., and Keith Armishaw, business development manager, Aquajet The tunneling industry, like construction overall, is constantly evolving with new innovations to improve speed, safety and quality of work. From advancements in tunneling equipment to new methods of completing old […]

Wirtgen F Series solidifies pole position on Alabama racetrack

Wirtgen F Series solidifies pole position on Alabama racetrack

Two W 210 Fi milling machines from Wirtgen have claimed a wire-to-wire victory at the famous Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL. In the process, the machine owners were extremely impressed by the new generation of large milling machines’ outstanding performance and technological innovations during one of their very first jobs on the North American continent. With […]

UMA scales up production on unusually large soil nail wall

UMA scales up production on unusually large soil nail wall

by Brian M. Fraley, Fraley Construction Marketing  UMA Geotechnical Construction constructed all of the eight required permanent soil nail walls along a roughly two-mile stretch of the Greensboro Western Loop (Interstate 73) project but they were all dwarfed by Wall 4. To be exact, the total project required 76,000 square feet of wall, 42,000 of […]

Full depth recycling

Full depth recycling

In the United States, a Wirtgen recycling train rehabilitated a highway at a depth of 20 cm in a single pass and without blocking the flow of traffic. In the process, the new W 380 CRi demonstrated its unmatched capabilities. The four-lane Highway 123 in Pickens County was the scene of the first full-depth reclamation (FDR) operation […]

Komatsu officially breaks ground for new campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District

Komatsu officially breaks ground for new campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District

  MILWAUKEE, WI — Building on its 135-year-legacy in Milwaukee, Komatsu Mining Corp. recently broke ground for its new state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee’s Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue. The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project. Partnering with the State of […]

Great Lakes Dredging sends sediment flying with the Ditch Doctor 

Great Lakes Dredging sends sediment flying with the Ditch Doctor 

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company’s Rivers and Lakes Division was faced with sediment-filled ditches and pockets of connecting standing water on a large dredging project in Argenta, IL. The contractor wanted to consider a new and more efficient approach than the traditional bucket. A unique attachment called the Ditch Doctor turned out the be […]

Tripling up on Port of Wilmington’s refrigerated storage capacity

Tripling up on Port of Wilmington’s refrigerated storage capacity

by Matthew Tilley, Project Engineer at S.T. Wooten Situated on North Carolina’s bustling coastline, the Port of Wilmington has quickly transitioned into the fastest growing port in the country. Thousands of containers pass through the area each year carrying wood products, automotive parts, furniture and other materials. For items that need to stay cold, such […]

Manitowoc MLC100-1 racks up 2,500 faultless hours on tunneling project

Manitowoc MLC100-1 racks up 2,500 faultless hours on tunneling project

On tunneling projects there are two critical pieces of equipment. One is the tunnel boring machine, the other is the crane. If either of them goes down, the job effectively comes to a standstill. So, when Triad Engineering & Contracting (Triad) had to select a crawler crane for a large tunnel build there was only […]

Dig deeper and lift more with two new additions to the Doosan lineup

Dig deeper and lift more with two new additions to the Doosan lineup

Productive performance No matter what size machine you’re working with, power and productivity are a must. Though part of the mini excavator line up, the new DX42-5K and DX50-5K models have enhancements that make them feel anything but small. The DX42-5K and DX50-5K can lift heavier items and dig deeper thanks to some of their […]

Sequoia Equipment supports Team Rubicon fire recovery in California

Sequoia Equipment supports Team Rubicon fire recovery in California

CASE dealer Sequoia Equipment provided equipment to support Team Rubicon’s heavy equipment operation in clearing sites and debris from a wildfire swept through Niland, California.   CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sequoia Equipment supported Team Rubicon with equipment in a recent heavy equipment operation clearing sites and debris from a wildfire that swept through Niland, California on June 28, […]

John Deere makes grade control attainable with grade management path

John Deere makes grade control attainable with grade management path

John Deere is making grade control easier to implement with a multilevel grade management path. This new approach provides customers with the options and flexibility they need to add grade management to their business, whether they are looking at this technology for the first time or interested in upgrading to a premium solution. “Our customers […]

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 […]

Caterpillar celebrates production of 175,000 medium high-drive dozers

Caterpillar celebrates production of 175,000 medium high-drive dozers

In 1985, Caterpillar expanded its revolutionary elevated sprocket undercarriage concept to its medium track-type tractor (MTTT) line with the launch of the H-Series models. Still unique to this day for the 130 to 350 hp (100 to 250 kW) dozer class, the high drive design conformed to the ground better, improving durability, serviceability and performance […]

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 […]