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VIDEO: Wacker Neuson electric mini excavator comes to North America
Available to North American customers in late 2023 or early 2024, Commercial Product Manager Jay Quatro shares some of the EZ17e’s unique capabilities and benefits
VIDEO: Big machines stuck in deep snow and mud
If you need some perspective on what a bad day really is, watch this compilation of fascinating mishaps put together by YouTube channel Heavy Mining Equipment 
Construction now pays workers 19% more than other private-sector production jobs
Firms are boosting wages and taking other steps to recruit more workers in the face of tight labor conditions
Tighter construction lending standards take a bite out of hotel development
Analysts say slower hotel development could limit profits of blue-chip manufacturers like Caterpillar Inc., whose commercial real estate customers account for around 75% of construction sales
New York City development is first to use new AI tech for project management
Buildots captures site data via helmet-mounted 360-degree cameras, which is then analyzed using AI algorithms to provide project management teams with true-to-life progress reports
Exoskeletons: Will they become a more common sight on construction sites?
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are the single-largest cause of work-related illness in construction, and work-related MSD is 16% higher in construction than in all industries combined
What are the most effective technology purchases in construction?
Study shows adoption of digital technology is well underway, with a rapidly rising interest in robotics and digital twins
Mecalac’s new compact loaders push the limits of versatility
New hydraulic and maneuverability options, such as M-Drive and Speed Control, are designed to widen the scope of what six new machines can do in terms of both application and industry
Permit reform: Supreme Court limits Clean Water Act scope, Biden bargains with energy permitting
SCOTUS redefines what are protected waterways while President Biden promotes a measure that could help move much-needed infrastructure projects along
‘Crowdsource’ your daily log for a clearer picture of what’s happening on site
Digitizing check-in procedures can help contractors get an accurate read on what’s really happening on their job sites, as well as help measure project profitability
Rebar-tying robot expands into Wisconsin with MKE Iron Erectors
TyBOT augmented the rebar subcontractor’s crew and boosted productivity on the IH-39 Structure B-11-166 bridge in Columbia County
Over half of firms working on highways experienced vehicles crashing into their work zone last year
Officials call for tougher safety enforcement and education programs as annual survey details continued risks to drivers and workers in work zones
Top 10 construction equipment brands revealed
This year’s study shows sales for 2022 were $230.6 billion, one of the highest figures ever recorded in the listing
Interview: Caterpillar VP on decarbonization, electric power and construction automation
Jason Conklin, Caterpillar senior vice president for Global Construction and Infrastructure, talks to Andy Brown about electric power, automation and sustainability
Cat’s redesigned D10 dozer is all about efficiency
A stator clutch torque converter and load-sensing hydraulics make the new machine up to 6% more efficient than its predecessor 
Cabin Cool offers first air conditioning system for open-cab construction equipment
Maryland startup aims to improve conditions for workers operating equipment without climate-controlled cabs
Do OEMs have an obligation to stop machines being used for illegal activity?
Greenpeace report about illegal mining in the Amazon sparks questions about the moral responsibility of equipment OEMs
U.S. government sets aside $749 million for natural disaster road and bridge repairs
The U.S. Department of Transportation will provide $749 million in Emergency Relief Program funds to repair roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters and catastrophic events
Is construction losing out on efficiency gains by using too many tower cranes?
Recent trend suggests using fewer but larger cranes is better suited to modern construction which uses more bulky, prefabricated building elements
Disney scraps plan to build $1-billion Florida campus
The announcement came on the heels of a widening legal battle between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the entertainment giant
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