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Autonomous excavator system rivals human performance
University of Maryland research project aims to alleviate the skilled labor shortage as well as challenges to working in toxic environments with its robotic machines
Rising oil prices threaten construction projects
Construction employment surges in February to prepandemic levels, but new threats to the general economy stand to affect delivery of services
Women in construction see digital transformation as a priority
Survey results indicate more than three quarters of females in construction believe technology will make their jobs easier
Manufacturers halt business in Russia
Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu and JCB all suspend operations in the country until further notice
Roundup: War in Ukraine and its impact on worldwide construction
Here are updates on the wider implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and how they will affect construction here and across the globe
Wirtgen’s new intelligent compact cold milling machine to debut at World of Asphalt
The W 100XFi is the first in a series of three new models now part of Wirtgen’s intelligent cold milling F series
Brokk introduces new three-model ‘smart’ demolition lineup
Models 110, 120DII and the massive 520D each utilize Brokk’s SmartConcept system designed to optimize performance and uptime
The final frontier: NASA to fund Moon-based construction
The $6-million investment will help develop technology for the lunar space station
Yanmar introduces four new compact wheel loader models
New machines are designed to fill a critical niche for landscaping, ag, construction, snow removal and rock quarries
The price of war in Ukraine on U.S. construction
Industry leaders detail the economic effects of the conflict on American contractors
Construction fights back against pro-union executive order
Associated Builders and Contractors joins coalition voicing opposition to Biden’s recent move to prioritze union contractors for federal infrastructure projects
Cat announces next Global Operator Challenge
The first round of the international competition will be hosted by individual Cat dealers beginning in March 2022 
Takeuchi’s new electric compact excavator available through United Rentals
The first 100 units were shipped to select branches across North America, in what Takeuchi said is the first of many electric machines to come from the company
Jeff Bezos to deconstruct Dutch bridge to transport new “superyacht”
Amazon CEO commissioned a Dutch company to build the over 400-foot-long three-masted vessel, which when completed will exceed the local bridge’s clearance
Lawsons Global Recruitment opens North American branch to serve construction industry
Rob Miner has been named vice president and is charged with providing talent acquisition services to companies with staffing needs
6 major sports stadiums under construction
SoFi Stadium is just one of many new sports arenas recently constructed or coming to the U.S., watch it being built in less than four minutes
Leica partners with SANY to expand machine control adoption
The goal of the collaboration is to simplify adoption and support of machine control technology on excavators and motor graders
President Biden’s new policy could threaten opportunities for non-union contractors
Construction officials respond to controversial pro-union executive order which affects projects over $35 million
Biden’s vaccine mandate blocked by U.S. Supreme Court
High court overturns President Joe Biden’s move to enforce a ‘vaccinate or test’ policy, giving contractors freedom to hire regardless of vaccination status
Electric Ram 1500 reported to have 500-mile range
The automaker claims its 2024 fully electric pickup will tow more than 10,000 lbs
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