U.S. infrastructure headed toward $1.6 trillion deficit in 2020, ASCE says
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) warns that United States infrastructure will fall $1.6 trillion short of what's needed to maintain existing facilities through 2020, according to a Bloomberg report.
Better Roads – 3/26/2013
OSHA Schedules Additional Crane Meeting
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a third informal stakeholder meeting to solicit comments on the crane operator certification requirements in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.
Construction Equipment – 3/22/2013
Construction employment increases in 145 out of 339 metro areas January 2012-13
Construction employment increased in 145 out of 339 metropolitan areas between January 2012 and January 2013, declined in 141 and was stagnant in 53, according to a new analysis of federal employment data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted that after years of declining construction employment, contractors in some metro areas are beginning to worry about the availability of skilled workers now that they have resumed hiring.
Roads & Bridges – 3/22/2013
Work on a new highway is commencing in Morocco
Construction activity is commencing on a key highway link in Morocco. Preparation work for the El Jadida-Safi motorway has been underway since September 2012. This new highway will stretch 143km and will connect El Jadida to Jorf Lasfar, Sidi Smail, Sidi Bennour, Oualidia and finally Safi.
World Highways – 3/21/2013
Measure of US economy's health rises in February
A measure of the U.S. economy's health over the next six months increased in February from January, a sign that growth could be improving.
Yahoo! News – 3/21/2013
Ritchie Bros. Breaks Multiple Site Records in Fort Worth
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers sold more than $44 million of equipment items and trucks at a two-day unreserved public auction held at its permanent auction site in Fort Worth, Texas on March 5 and 6.
Construction Equipment Guide – 3/21/2013
Bomag keeps CMI, Cedarapids names on machines after purhcase
Reporting from the World of Asphalt show in San Antonio, John Latta, editor of our sister publication Better Roads spoke with the folks at Bomag about how the company is branding the CMI and Cedarapids roadbuilding brands it recently bought from Terex.
Equipment World – 3/21/2013
Ritchie Bros. Conducts Multi-Million Dollar Grand Opening Auction in Geelong, Australia
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, a global industrial auctioneer, this week opened its new auction facility in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, during a multi-million dollar grand opening auction. More than 1,440 bidders from more than 30 countries registered on site or online to participate in the unreserved public auction, which featured more than 950 heavy equipment and transportation items from more than 115 sellers.
Rental Equipment Register – 3/20/2013
Mobile Email - Metrics and Quick Wins
We have many clients investing in responsive design for email, but few who have done an A/B split test against the control. These marketers look at the numbers and use common sense: if 30 to 60 percent of my email opens are on mobile devices, my message should look great on screens small and large.
ClickZ – 3/20/2013
Getting Ready for Real Time
Social networks and real-time marketing is a classic chicken-or-the-egg scenario: have social networks evolved to support real-time marketing, or is the real-time frenzy a product of social media mania? Either way, as social networks continue to grow at an exponential speed, as illustrated in eMarketer’s “Meeting the Need for Speed: How Social Analytics Support Real-Time Marketing,” it’s evident that real-time marketing is becoming a brand imperative.
ClickZ – 3/20/2013