Construction


Alpine TC-B2 on site, ready to roll

Jan 30, 2015
Our ace tech Jeremy looks on after installing a TC-B2 on a Cat318. The site required rock removal but without the heavy vibration that either a hammer or drill/blast would create.…

Trimming Caisson Walls with Alpine Rockwheel Concrete Grinding Attachments

Jul 11, 2014
Caisson walls are composed of vertically drilled, intersecting reinforced concrete piles constructed for ground support during excavation and construction activities, especially in urban areas where work is being done close to existing structures.  The resulting vertical face is a series of…

The Economist Explores America’s Failing Infrastructure

Jul 07, 2014
An article in the economist last week explored some of the reasons behind America’s crumbling infrastructure problem. The article mentioned the Pulaski Skyway, a bridge that New Jersey Governor Chris Cristie is currently under investigation for by Securities and Exchange…

Innovative Technology Designed to Make Tunneling Smarter

Jun 24, 2014
Excavation and tunneling projects are nuanced and complex. The amount of planning and technical execution that goes into ensuring the job is completed successfully is significant.…

Approval of Northern Gateway Project Could Lead to Keystone Decision

Jun 23, 2014
In an effort to diversify their exportation of oil sands production to Asian markets, Canada’s government approved the construction of 731 miles of new pipeline. The Northern Gateway project would have the capacity to transport 525,000 barrels of crude oil…

Holcim-Lafarge Look to Solidify Cement Industry Position with Merger

Jun 09, 2014
The cement industry felt its landscape shift on April 4, 2014 when major companies Holcim and Lafarge announced their plan for a $50 billion merger. The new company will be called Holcim-Lafarge and set up their headquarters in Switzerland, but…

Cat Demonstrates Mini Excavator Versatility with Latest Viral Video

Jun 02, 2014
As construction companies face the reality of an aging workforce and the difficulty of finding young skilled workers, they also face the task of changing the public perception of the industry. The German Engineering Foundation, VDMA, is a good example…

Positive Outlook Mean Brighter Days for New Construction Projects

May 30, 2014
New construction starts rose for the second month in a row in April. The April construction outlook brings good news to a sector that suffered from a brutal winter with unusually tough conditions.…