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Top 5 Safety Trends for Road Construction

Every 5.4 minutes a work zone crash occurs, with roughly 25 percent of crashes involving large trucks and nearly half of all fatalities involving construction vehicles.“While these statistics are unsettling to say the least, there are... Continue Reading

Using Tech to Map Infrastructure Deterioration

A rehabilitation project is currently underway on the bridge deck carrying I-87 over Pascack Road in New York. In order to quantify and map the concrete deterioration on the asphalt overlaid bridge deck, the project team turned to... Continue Reading

The Evolution of Transportation Planning

Construction road projects are changing at a rapid clip—especially considering the emergence of connected and automated vehicles. This trend is impacting how transportation planning is done and construction projects are delivered... Continue Reading

How PPPs Build Infrastructure

Growing populations and aging infrastructure are straining the capacity of most nations to deliver services and grow their economies. In fact, the International Finance Corporation suggests it will cost about $2 trillion a year to... Continue Reading

Hyperloop Aims for Missouri Route by 2021

A new project in Missouri is changing how infrastructure is built. The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition recently developed an agreement to move forward with a feasibility study of an ultra-high-speed Hyperloop route along I-70 in Missouri... Continue Reading

New Waterproofing System Showcases Innovation

Concrete continues to advance to eliminate any water penetration. For example, the Metropolitan Transportation Service (MTS) recently unveiled a new, high-efficiency wheel truing pit to keep rail cars rolling smoothly.On this project, an... Continue Reading

Asphalt Pavement Gets an Upgrade

Research happening today can change the face of construction tomorrow. As one example, Minnesota-based MnROAD recently began collaborating with the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) to share research on experiments with... Continue Reading

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The Future of Excavators

Equipment is becoming connected—offering new ways to improve business processes at the jobsite. Now, one analyst is predicting growth in the excavator market, due to anticipated recovery of the infrastructure sector, among other factors... Continue Reading

Rock Solid Growth for Concrete Printing

3D concrete printing is an innovative construction method that promises to be highly lucrative in the construction field.Three trends are the growth of 3D concrete printing: green construction, the need save time, and growing cost... Continue Reading

Silica Mandate: What You Need to Know

 As seen with asbestos and lead-based paint, it can take some time for exposure to cause health issues and difficult to identify the causal factors. Recently, a rule has come down to further protect construction workers from exposure to... Continue Reading

The Future of the Connected Jobsite

Better performance. Increased efficiency. Exceptional precision. It’s no secret that emerging technologies have improved the compact equipment industry. But what’s next?Let’s jump ahead 10 years to 2027 and enter the era of connected... Continue Reading

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