The Road Wire for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Charles Carter appointed Vice President, Construction Equipment Sales, Volvo Financial Services USA

Charles Carter has been appointed Vice President, Construction Equipment Sales for Volvo Financial Services USA, effective January 1, 2018. In his new role, Charles will be responsible for the VFS construction equipment sales channel in the USA, and will work with Volvo Construction Equipment colleagues and the brand’s distribution network to provide finance solutions to VCE customers.Read Full Story

Komatsu and NVIDIA to Improve Operational Safety and Productivity by Introducing AI to Construction Jobsites

Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) and NVIDIA Corporation (CEO: Jensen Huang) are partnering to improve the safety and productivity of construction jobsite operations by introducing AI. The announcement was made during Huang’s keynote speech at GTC Japan, an NVIDIA-sponsored GPU Technology Conference held in Tokyo.Read Full Story

These Lightweight Polystyrene Concrete Blocks Give Architects New Options for Construction

Polystyrene concrete is a relatively new building material that has broad applications and solves many problems of traditional concrete blocks. It is made from a combination of different materials to create a product that is durable, lightweight and offers lots of architectural design potential. Different manufacturers have different combinations of materials, polystyrene concrete is generally made from a mix of cement silica aggregate, recycled polystyrene granules and modifying agents such as setting accelerators.Read Full Story

CASE G Series Wheel Loaders Win 2017 Good Design™ Award for Design Excellence

CASE Construction Equipment received the Good Design™ Award for its G-Series wheel loaders – the latest generation of the brand’s proven product line, which introduced a revolutionary windshield design and raised the bar on operator comfort when launched in 2016.Read Full Story

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