Tried and tested: 24 Construction Apps at Work on the Job Site

Collaborative, powerful and intuitive, app-enabled smartphones and tablets have quickly become essential job site tools across the construction industry. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of construction pros who said mobile technology wasn’t mission critical to business plummeted from 40.1% to 20.7%, according to the annual Construction Technology Report conducted by JBKnowledge. While that still […]

Adapt or Die: Future of construction will require contractors to embrace technology

Kiewit is known as one of the country’s top construction firms. What is less well known is that they’ve diversified into software development. InEight is the company’s wholly owned subsidiary and offers HD Suite a group of software programs covering the gamut of back office and field solutions for all sizes of companies in the […]

Top Five Reasons to Build a Career with Komatsu

Komatsu America Corp. is a U.S. subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., the world’s second largest manufacturer and supplier of earth-moving equipment, including construction, mining and compact construction equipment. Komatsu America also serves forklift and forestry markets. Through its distributor network, Komatsu offers a state-of-the-art parts and service program to support its equipment. Komatsu has proudly produced […]

Kubota Introduces new KX033-4 Compact Excavator

  Kubota Tractor Corporation recently announced the KX033-4 compact excavator, the newest member of the popular KX series. Designed for efficiency, built for stability and created for comfort, the KX033-4 delivers Kubota power and style to the 3-ton class. The KX033-4 now shares many of the standard features that Kubota’s larger class machines have been […]

NAPA Know-How : Supercharged engine basics, more power!

The presence of a supercharged engine is almost always an indicator that the vehicle makes serious horsepower. Superchargers are found in various applications, but sports cars, race cars and aftermarket kits are the most common places you’ll find these power-adders. How do superchargers work? Let’s take a quick look at the basics. Air Pump It […]

Kubota’s SVL75-2 CTL with High Flow increases hydraulic flow to 29.3 gpm

Kubota SVL75-2 track loader

Kubota’s immensely popular SVL75-2 compact track loader (CTL) now is available in a high-flow model, announced at the World of Concrete last week.       . The high-flow model enables customers who like the compact size of the SVL75-2 to stay with that size and still have the ability to use high-flow attachments such […]

6 Advantages of Using a Rented Compact Excavator

Kubota KX033-4 excavator

Compact excavators produce results that are anything but small. Also known as mini-excavators, these machines may not have the digging depth of their full-sized counterparts, but they bring superior capabilities to smaller digging operations in close quarters. New research from the American Rental Association (ARA) identified digging equipment, including compact excavators, as one of the […]

73% of Construction Firms Plan to Expand Headcount in 2017 as Contractors Expect Strong Demand From Public and Private Sectors

Firms in Massachusetts Lead Other States in Hiring Optimism; Contractors’ Optimism Appears Partly Based on Expectations New Trump Administration Will Invest in Infrastructure and Cut Regulatory Burdens Seventy-three percent of construction firms plan to expand their payrolls in 2017 as contractors expect private and public sector demand to grow in all market segments, according to […]

Corning’s Gorilla Glass for Automotive team is working closely with many of the world’s top automakers to change and improve the driving experience.

CORNING, N.Y. | Corning Incorporated | January 05, 2017 Innovations in advanced glass technology enable cleaner, safer, more enhanced automotive solutions Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today unveiled its glass-enabled concept vehicle in its booth (#14146, Central Hall) at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, showcasing the breadth of Corning® Gorilla® Glass for […]

US Construction Spending Hits Highest Level in 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders boosted spending on construction projects for a second straight month in November, pushing activity to the highest level in more than a decade. Construction spending rose 0.9 percent in November after a 0.6 percent increase in October, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. The increase reflected solid gains in home construction, […]

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