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Equipment Leasing vs. Equipment Financing: Risk Evaluation for Construction Firms

In an industry that depends on heavy machinery and specialized tools, it is crucial for construction business owners to have access to cutting-edge equipment for competitive advantage. However, getting the right equipment is not always within a company's budget....


Offer Financing To Customers: 4 Reasons

There are four main reasons equipment vendors offer financing to their customers before and at the time of purchase. 1. Customer RetentionOffering financing can help strengthen customer relationships and:Address customers' financial issues;Answer their questions about the equipment; andHelp them with future lease/financing decisions at the end of the lease/financing term (e.g., whether to purchase new or existing equipment)....


Tips for Transporting Aerial Lifts

Aerial lifts are vehicle-mounted devices that are used to assist workers in performing tasks at elevated levels. Either you've noticed them when a utility company is working on a power line, or perhaps a company office is having their windows cleaned....


What Caused the Genoa Bridge Collapse?

When a 260-ft.-long span of a heavily traveled highway bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy on Aug. 14, speculative causes of the collapse immediately were flung around like flying debris. The shoot-from-the-hip reaction used to be called “instant analysis” and helped foster public cynicism about the media....


Construction Labor Shortages and Solutions

2018 has proven to be another healthy year for the construction industry as a whole. With multiple indicators pointing towards continued positive growth, it may seem as if there are few challenges ahead for the industry....


MIT Takes a Closer Look at Wood Construction

Boston's MIT students and researchers are doing their thing. The academic brain-trust at the Massachusetts university has contributed to society's progress in impressive ways and, perhaps, less august ways — the oxymoronic all-terrain wheelchair comes to mind....


Choosing the Right Work Boots for Your Job

Choosing the right boot for your job can be tricky, especially with so many makes and models out there. However, having the right footwear so that you feel comfortable and protected while at work can certainly make your workday easier....


Researchers Pursue Path to the Fuel of the Future

We all want to believe in perfect energy solutions. Clean, cheap and limitless energy for everyone. Nirvana, in a word. It isn't here yet, though fracking has produced some great leaps forward in energy production....


Key Construction Tool Rises Above With New Technology

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones are one of the most promising and multifaceted technologies to come along in recent years. Innovation and the implementation of new technologies have always been hallmarks of the construction industry....


All the Ways to Dig a Trench

If you find yourself asking how to dig a trench we will highlight many different ways to dig a trench with a ride-on utility tractor. These attachment-carrying tractors can be changed from a vibratory plow, rockwheel or microtrencher to a chain trencher....






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