New York's Scaffold Law Could Needlessly Add $300M to the Cost of the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project

Common Good, the nonpartisan reform coalition, released Oct. 17 an analysis of New York's obsolete, 19th-century Scaffold Law, which finds that it could add $300 million needlessly to the cost of the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project. For the analysis, a Port Authority official estimated that the planned $13 billion tunnels under the Hudson River, just one part of the Gateway Project, will incur between $180 million and $300 million in additional insurance costs because of the Scaffold Law. The costs imposed by the Scaffold Law on the entire project would be higher still.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up : October 18, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:Honolulu Airport Receives $2.7 Billion Makeover, New NameHawaii's largest and most active airport is getting a makeover and a new name. The airport, formerly known as Honolulu International Airport, was renamed earlier this year to Daniel K. Inouye International Airport.

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How Road Construction May Change in the Future

Technology changes everything, including the things you thought were tried and true. Recent weather events have sparked the discussion of how to handle this shift in weather patterns. Many people focus on the more significant, long-term issues like sea level rise and coastal flooding, but there are many more issues that affect our daily lives. Our infrastructure has had a variety of problems lately.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up : October 11, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:Site Prep Begins For New U.S Marshals MuseumConstruction prep work has begun at the site for the new U.S Marshals Service's national museum at Fort Smith by the Arkansas River. The $58 million museum is scheduled to be open September 24th, 2019, on the 230th anniversary of the Marshals Service.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up : October 4, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:Volvo Joins Battle To Make Zero The HeroWorld Green Building Week is a week long event that gives industry representatives the opportunity to celebrate achievements they have made towards making all buildings net zero by the year 2050. In 2012, Volvo joined the green movement and became a member of the World Wide Fund For Nature and made a 6 year commitment to save 2 percent of energy per year but has already exceeded that by saving 3 percent per year.

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John Deere Foundation Remembers Its Roots When Giving Aid

John Deere was one of the most influential blacksmiths and inventors of 19th-century America. His breakthrough invention, the self-scouring steel plow, is the tool that helped reshape the American Midwest from a muddy clump of territories into the nation's breadbasket. Since its start in 1837, the company has risen in importance in the United States and beyond, expanding past its agricultural focus and delving into the philanthropic realm, as well.

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Wednesday Wrap-Up : September 27, 2017

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:New Discoveries Reveal How Ancient Workers Moved Stones To Build The Great PyramidForty-five hundred years ago, Pharaoh Khufus 481 ft. tall pyramid was built and now forty five hundred years later, archaeologists are learning how exactly the Egyptians moved nearly 2.5 ton blocks of limestone 500 miles to the site of the pyramid.

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We Get It. There's a Trades Shortage. But Why? And What Now?

This article was written by Construct-Ed, an online learning community geared toward the construction industry. The opinions in this, and any other post written by our network of bloggers, do not necessarily reflect those of Construction Equipment Guide. It seems like everyone is talking about the “skilled labor” shortage these days. If you're an employer reading this, you've probably felt the pain first hand as you struggle to keep your workforce at the right number.

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“Do You Have the Drive to Win?” How to Gear Up for the RACE for Business Growth and Profitability

Forget tough! Today competition is fierce! And although the equipment distribution business is finally improving, it's always smart to plan for the future. Even if you are having your best year ever, you can never get too comfortable where you are. You still need to find new ideas and strategies that will put you ahead of your competition and keep you there. If you know how to drive smart, your result can be well worth the long trip to increased business, higher levels of customer loyalty, improved productivity, and increased profitability.

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The Power of Giving Back: Caterpillar Foundation Aids Many

The Caterpillar Foundation – well known for supporting and empowering women and girls in developing countries – was founded in 1952 and transforms lives by awarding global development grants to alleviate poverty. Through initiatives that focus on education, disaster relief and the environment, the foundation has a huge positive impact on the world. These philanthropic efforts have also positively impacted the company's dealers and the communities they serve.

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Hauling Dirty Heavy Equipment Is Hazardous to Your Reputation

The job is wrapping up and your driver is picking up a dozer to haul back to the yard. The tracks are caked with dried mud and stones following grading after an extended period of rain. It's a Friday afternoon and he's barreling down the streets of a high rent district to get the machine delivered so he can start the weekend. As luck would have it, a local transportation executive is pulling out of his driveway just in time to watch a lowboy leaving a trail of earthen waste on his meticulously paved street.

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