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Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction material prices continue to climb in September

October 13, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

A stronger international economy is sure to be welcome news for companies like Caterpillar, which suffered along with a weaker global market over the course of the last few years. Late last month, the construction equipment giant reported an 11% annual […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Making retail pay: what is the future for retail construction, analytics and development?

August 30, 2017

Via: Construction Global

In the construction sector, retail continues to be a growth market. Making efficient use of available space in new developments offers better opportunity for companies involved in construction. But with the growth of online shopping and continued concern about the […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Telematics Data: The equipment management money saver

May 22, 2017

Via: Construction Global

Budgeting for a piece of equipment requires more than just considering the sticker price. From routine upkeep, like oil changes and monitoring track tension, to surprise breakdowns requiring undercarriage service, maintenance costs can add up very quickly. It’s no longer […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Softwood lumber prices hit highest levels since 2004

May 15, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The softwood lumber dispute, which had been fueled by speculation over the past few months, reached its first milestone of certainty in April, when the U.S. government announced an average 20% tariff on Canadian softwood lumber imports. Another set of […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Caterpillar acquires equipment rental, tech startup Yard Club

May 9, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

While Yard Club started out as an equipment sharing company, it has shifted some focus to management tools for those renting or leasing equipment, including maintenance, scheduling and inspection-related functions. Still, according to the company, its platform handled $120 million […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Majority of young adults not interested in construction trades

April 21, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The NAHB poll highlights the industry’s ongoing struggle to recruit and retain workers. While economists forecast that the shortage would level off in 2016, industry employment numbers did not reach the levels analysts had hoped for, leaving the already-strained industry […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction material prices rise for fourth-consecutive month

April 14, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The rise in construction material prices likely slowed due to depressed confidence in U.S. economic growth for the coming year, according to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. He said in a release that reports suggest the country’s GDP for the […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Full auto: The long road to autonomous equipment in construction

March 15, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Poised to reach $900 million in revenue this year, Minneapolis-based construction management firm Kraus-Anderson has major visibility into U.S. commercial and industrial job sites. As the company continues to grow, it is eager to adopt emerging technologies to stay competitive […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

UV LED Flashlight Ideal for Industrial Leak Detection

March 13, 2017

Via: Commercial Construction and Renovation

Poorly maintained equipment can leak more than fluids, it can leak money. Spectroline’s LeakTracker™ (LT-300) is a powerful, economical leak detection flashlight that’s ideal for all industrial fluid system applications. LeakTracker has a high-output UV LED that delivers superior fluorescent […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction material prices stabilize after 4 months of increases

November 29, 2016

Via: Construction Dive

ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu said the stability of material prices in July coincides with the group’s recent predictions after “a period of market volatility.” He said the global economy’s disappointing growth hasn’t resulted in significantly higher input prices, and […]