Must Watch: Free Virtual Training Videos for Construction COVID-19 Safety from Hope Renovations and M.T. Copeland Develop Excellent

Must Watch: Free Virtual Training Videos for Construction COVID-19 Safety from Hope Renovations and M.T. Copeland Develop Excellent

Workers and employers in North Carolina’s construction industry and beyond have a new resource to quickly learn the facts about protecting themselves and their worksites…

As Cases Surge, Trade Associations like NAHB Are Calling for Another COVID-19 Safety Stand Down this Week

As Cases Surge, Trade Associations like NAHB Are Calling for Another COVID-19 Safety Stand Down this Week

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is encouraging members and all residential construction companies to halt work for at least 10 minutes the week…

Wow, We Were Busy! Compact Equipment’s 2020 Year In Review

Wow, We Were Busy! Compact Equipment’s 2020 Year In Review

I know we’ve already said good riddance to 2020, but before we leave the last 12 months in the dust, let’s recap some big things…

Equipment Manufacturers Urge Congress to Vote on Bipartisan $748 Billion COVID Relief Package

Equipment Manufacturers Urge Congress to Vote on Bipartisan $748 Billion COVID Relief Package

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Senior Vice President Government and Industry Relations Kip Eideberg issued the following statement on the bipartisan legislation that would provide…

Construction Sector Adds 27,000 Jobs in Nov., But Project Cancellations, Looming PPP Tax Bill Will Undercut Future Job Gains

Construction Sector Adds 27,000 Jobs in Nov., But Project Cancellations, Looming PPP Tax Bill Will Undercut Future Job Gains

Construction employment increased by 27,000 jobs in November, as continuing robust gains in residential categories masked more sluggish increases in nonresidential jobs, according to an…

CDC Changes Quarantine Periods for COVID-19

CDC Changes Quarantine Periods for COVID-19

Effective December 2, the CDC provided an avenue for employees to reduce the “close contact” 14-day quarantine rule to either seven or 10 days, depending…

AGC: Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Flat in Oct., Many Commercial Projects Languish

AGC: Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Flat in Oct., Many Commercial Projects Languish

Demand for Most Types of Nonresidential Projects Remains Flat Amid COVID-Uncertainty, Dwindling State and Local Budgets and the Lack of New Federal Coronavirus Relief Measures,…

Giant bauma CHINA Tradeshow Happened Over Thanksgiving, Attracted Some 80,000 Visitors

Giant bauma CHINA Tradeshow Happened Over Thanksgiving, Attracted Some 80,000 Visitors

Not all tradeshows have ceased. After four show days, bauma CHINA 2020 ended on November 27. Despite the COVID-19 crisis and the latest travel restrictions,…

bauma CONEXPO INDIA Is Postponed to April 2021

bauma CONEXPO INDIA Is Postponed to April 2021

bauma CONEXPO INDIA, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles, will now take place from April 20-23,…

Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry Higher in November, COVID-19 Impact Survey Data Released

Monthly Confidence Index for Equipment Finance Industry Higher in November, COVID-19 Impact Survey Data Released

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation recently released the November 2020 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative…

GPS Tracking Enables Social Distancing, Optimal Landscaper Fleet Productivity During Pandemic

GPS Tracking Enables Social Distancing, Optimal Landscaper Fleet Productivity During Pandemic

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, landscaper business owners and fleet managers still need to manage their fleets, but may not want to go…

bauma CHINA Is Still in Go Mode: 2,800 Exhibitors to Participate in Live Event this Nov.

bauma CHINA Is Still in Go Mode: 2,800 Exhibitors to Participate in Live Event this Nov.

Preparations for bauma CHINA 2020, which takes place from November 24 to 27 in Shanghai, are in full swing. More than 2,800 exhibitors will participate…

U.S. Department of Labor Issues FAQ Confirming N95 Respirators Protect Against the Coronavirus

U.S. Department of Labor Issues FAQ Confirming N95 Respirators Protect Against the Coronavirus

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on how N95 respirators effectively…

AEM Voice of Customer Survey: Looking at COVID-19’s Impact on Construction, Utility Sector Workforce

AEM Voice of Customer Survey: Looking at COVID-19’s Impact on Construction, Utility Sector Workforce

By Megan Tanel, AEM’s Senior Vice President of Construction and Utility Sector We’re now six months into what can best be described as a “COVID…

Watch: This Bobcat Pressure Washer Attachment Can Probably Clean Up that Mess You Made this Week

Watch: This Bobcat Pressure Washer Attachment Can Probably Clean Up that Mess You Made this Week

There is an attachment for just about everything. Vacuum lifts. Topsoil screeners. Ejector buckets. Sod rollers. Barbwire spoolers. Crocodile wranglers. Ok, maybe that last one’s…

Coronavirus Has Caused Significant Construction Project Delays and Cancellations, Yet Demand for Skilled Labor Is High, New Survey Finds

Coronavirus Has Caused Significant Construction Project Delays and Cancellations, Yet Demand for Skilled Labor Is High, New Survey Finds

The coronavirus has harmed the construction industry, prompting project delays and cancellations, layoffs and furloughs, yet it remains difficult for a majority of firms to…

Irdeto Launches COVID-19-Compliant Solution for Construction Equipment Operators

Irdeto Launches COVID-19-Compliant Solution for Construction Equipment Operators

Irdeto recently launched a contactless renting and rules enforcement engine to address COVID-19 government guidance measures handed down to construction equipment operators. First-to-market, Irdeto’s Keystone…

Construction Employment Declines from June to July in 26 States and D.C. as Projects Are Canceled

Construction Employment Declines from June to July in 26 States and D.C. as Projects Are Canceled

Construction employment decreased from June to July in 26 states and the District of Columbia as earlier widespread job gains gave way to more project…

United Rentals Shares Pandemic Safety Playbook for Equipment Rentals

United Rentals Shares Pandemic Safety Playbook for Equipment Rentals

COVID-19 protocols include contactless drive-up service and pre-rental and last-touch disinfecting United Rentals, Inc., the industry’s largest equipment rental provider, has shared nine key protocols…

Construction Output Drops Significantly Due to COVID-19, Says ABC

Construction Output Drops Significantly Due to COVID-19, Says ABC

The U.S. economy contracted at an annualized rate of 32.9% during the second quarter of 2020, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of…