10 super-interesting must-read stories from the past year
By Jenny LescohierDecember 20, 2021
It’s important to stay informed about current events, as well as topics of relevance to your work, but it’s also often stimulating - and just plain fun - to find out interesting facts and take in unique stories and reports. If that’s what you’re craving, we give you a roundup of some of our most popular pieces of content sure to satisfy your curiosity.
Did your favorite brand of equipment make the top 10? - The top 10 list of equipment manufacturers comes from the ‘Yellow Table,’ an annual ranking of the world’s top 50 construction equipment makers by sales figures. This year it shows that sales for 2020 declined by 5.5% to $191.5 billion.
Elon Musk’s ‘Teslas in Tunnels’ in Vegas takes a step toward construction - Local officials in Las Vegas have
approved plans for the construction of a network of vehicle tunnels underneath the city of Las Vegas that would connect hotel casinos with the Las Vegas Convention Center, the city’s new football stadium and McCarran International Airport.
Top 10 construction companies in the U.S. for 2021 - To see which companies are dominating the playing field, we pulled this list from the annual International Construction Top 200, produced by our colleagues over at KHL.com, which ranks firms worldwide in terms of total annual sales.
Transportation nation: Top 5 infrastructure projects in the U.S. - Since the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, the first megaproject in U.S. history, crews around the nation have always eyed making the
country’s infrastructure better and more efficient. Here’s five of the biggest transportation construction tasks currently underway in the U.S.
Metallica, Carhartt team up for skilled trade worker recruitment - Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands, joined heavy-duty apparel supplier Carhartt for a recruitment ad featuring band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo in a video with a Word War-era “We Want You” feel.
VIDEO: Chevy Silverado gets dirty with ZR2 package in 2022 - The Chevy folks out there now have one more reason to love Silverado, as the Big Three automaker plans to introduce the ZR2 off-road package on its 2022 models of its flagship work truck.
6 major sports stadiums under construction - In fall 2020, two new
sports arenas opened to zero fanfare, as Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium and Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium hosted home games without attendees because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, the NFL has featured the two stadiums as fans have finally enjoyed the state-of-the-art locations. Here’s a progress report on other sports arenas to see where the next big grand openings for each league will be.
Cheapest work trucks of 2021 - From the folks over at Motortrend, we give you “The Cheapest Pickup Trucks On Sale for 2021,” highlighting not only some surprising entry-level options available in the universe of pickup trucks, but also some of the old standards which are a constant on every construction job site.
Former Walmart exec scouting U.S. locations for construction of new $400-billion city - Recently retired Walmart executive Marc Lore has unveiled plans for a $400-billion new city to be constructed in a yet-to-be-determined location in the American desert. Known as Telosa, the Utopian city is meant to be a fully sustainable metropolis built from scratch.
Top 10 ‘best places’ in the world for construction workers - America, home of the brave and land of the free, has been known as a place of
prosperity and respectable working conditions since the Industrial Revolution, but how do we rate against other developed countries when it comes to construction workers today? And where do they have it better (and worse)?