Historical Construction Projects

Take a look back at history's greatest construction feats. From historic buildings and bridges, to antique equipment, to uncovered artifacts, the industry as it once was still makes an impact on construction today.



O'Rourke Completes Demo, Saves Historic Clock Tower

The historic former United States Playing Card Company headquarters and factory in Norwood, Ohio, a suburb in Cincinnati, is being transformed into a $150 million plus mixed-use development that will have more than 500 residential units; a brewery; a public market and food hall; more than 100,000-sq....


Looking Back: Historical Cranes

The HCEA provides a lookback at cranes from the past. The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries....


Wall of Remembrance Being Built at D.C.'s Korean War Veterans Memorial

Construction on the Wall of Remembrance and an overall rehabilitation of the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was started in mid-March. The wall is a new, permanent addition to the memorial that will include the names of 36,574 American servicemembers and more than 7,200 members of the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army who gave their lives defending the people of South Korea....


Behind Ireland's Final Rebellion and … an American Dream

Construction people like to read about machinery and many of them like to read about other subjects, too — like history and war and such. Some people who make and sell machinery also like to write books and sometimes a writer comes out of this mix who can combine history, war and actual machinery into their books....


Crews Discover Howitzer Round on Yuma Job Site

YUMA, ARIZ. (AP) A construction crew in southern Arizona has discovered an unexploded howitzer round while working on a road. Yuma Proving Ground's explosives experts identified the ordnance as a 155 mm howitzer round of a kind that were used in World War II and the Vietnam War, The Sun reported....


Cranes of the Past

Take a look back at cranes of the past courtesy of Historical Construction Equipment Association. (The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries.)...


West Virginia's Capitol Dome Repair to be Done by Late Spring

By late spring 2021, work should be finished on a $15 million project to repair the water-damaged West Virginia Capitol dome in Charleston and install a new drainage system to mitigate future leaks, among other structural repairs....


From Garage to Global Force: JCB Marks 75 Years in Business

JCB was founded on Oct. 23, 1945, by the late Joseph Cyril Bamford in a tiny lock-up garage in the Staffordshire market town of Uttoxeter in the UK. It was the same day his son Anthony, now Lord Bamford, was born, and as Bamford remarked "being presented with a son tended to concentrate the mind and when you were starting at the bottom, there was only one way to go and that was up." The foundation for the growth that was to follow was the manufacture of a tipping trailer made from war time scrap, which today stands proudly in the showroom of JCB's World HQ....


Vintage JCB Machine Restored to Former Glory

One of JCB's longest-standing customers has unwrapped a unique present — a vintage backhoe loader restored to its former glory to mark the equipment manufacturer's approaching 75th anniversary. Lincolnshire-based Eric Carnaby & Son has been a customer since 1959 and over the following six decades has bought more than 150 JCB machines....


Looking Back: Paving

Construction Equipment Guide takes a look back at some of the earliest paving equipment. ...







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