Las Vegas, NV | March 14-18, 2023
Trimble invests in robotic layout of civil engineering
Startup Civ Robotics’ CivDot robot uses Trimble’s GNSS positioning technology and surveying software to improve productivity and safety on infrastructure layout
VIDEO: Mini excavator vs. two dozen tree stumps
Stump removal is tedious business, but this Deere mini excavator makes quick work of it in this video from a Pennsylvania contractor building a new dog park
Trimble acquires B2W to connect civil contractors’ digital and physical management
B2W Software’s estimating and operations solutions enable end-to-end digital improvements to project profitability through the Trimble Construction One Portfolio
Mecalac’s three new swing loaders made for moving materials up and around in tight spaces
The all-new AS750, AS850 and AS1000 models join four previously released swing loaders in offering ‘100% stability’ in all positions
H&E Equipment Services expands into the Midwest with One Source acquisition
H&E Equipment Services will add One Source Equipment Rentals’ locations in Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama with a $130 million purchase
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Are You Prepared for the Infrastructure Investment Bill?
As a result of the Infrastructure Investment Bill, the construction industry is expected to see an increase in spending with more projects and job opportunities. With an increase in work, there’s a need for construction firms to find tools that can help create efficiencies in the payment and invoicing processes as well as improve subcontractor and supplier relationships. 
Management
5 ways to increase used equipment resale values
It’s simple but true - making sure machines physically look good, are clean and in work-ready condition can go a long way toward increasing your resale value 
Will proposed project labor agreement rule help or hurt construction?
Industry leaders speak out against recent progress toward President Biden’s executive order requiring federal construction contracts over $35 million to be subjected to PLAs
Benefits of Equipment Management Specialist certification
A maintenance equipment manager with Waste Management relates how certification helped her and her team see their role in the big picture
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Equipment
New 2024 Chevy Silverado HD adds power, hauling and safety technology
Redesign of Chevrolet three-quarter and one-ton pickups offers choices of harder-working and smarter-managing Silverado heavy duties
John Deere expands performance tiering strategy with 644 G-tier wheel loader intro
Also new to the lineup is the 544 G-tier, now available in the Canadian market, offering a simplified economical option without sacrificing performance 
VIDEO: Fecon’s FMX28 makes compact excavators into mulching machines
The new lightweight mulching head combines the power and durability of Fecon’s Bull Hog line and optimizes it for 3.5- to 8-ton excavators
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Technology
Tenty introduces wearable safety alert device for construction
Patent-pending telematics safety system is designed to reduce worker incidents and help construction companies and business consulting firms manage job sites more efficiently
5 areas equipment manufacturers are focusing their R&D
Productivity gains and reduced emissions are just two areas driving growth in R&D investment in construction
Are your smart construction machines safe and secure from hackers?
Cyber security is more crucial than ever as our world gets more connected, highlighting the need for equipment owners to safeguard their machines through preventive measures
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Projects
North America’s first two-story 3D-printed structure built in only 80 hours
Construction was done by the BOD2 printer from COBOD which can print with real concrete with a particle size up 10mm and 99% based on locally found raw materials
$38B in CHIPS Act grants aim to build US microchip boom
Federal program needs to draw ‘many multiples’ of the incentive amounts in private investment to construct domestic semiconductor supply
Texas plans to spend record $85 million on road construction over 10 years
An additional $32 billion for routine maintenance contracts and project development for more than 7,000 transportation projects brings the total investment to $117 billion statewide
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