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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.



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. ...


Raleigh Landmark, The Big Yellow Tractor Sign, Returns to City Street

The old tractor sign from the former North Carolina Equipment Co. building has a new home on The Standard student apartment building along Raleigh's Hillsborough Street. When residents began moving into The Standard, a new student apartment building on Hillsborough Street, many of them passed under a big yellow tractor that has watched over this stretch of the street since before World War II....


Lifting From the Past – Cranes From the Ike Years

Construction Equipment Guide looks back at cranes from the 1950s. ...


Looking Back: Backhoes

Construction Equipment Guide looks back at backhoes from the 1950's. ...


New Jersey's Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge Unveils Time Capsule

In 1997, Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge team members buried a time capsule during the construction of adding a fourth level to the hospital. Recently, Raritan Bay Medical Center Old Bridge leaders and team members unveiled the time capsule during the construction of its new expanded Emergency Department....


Looking Back: Cranes of Yesteryear

A look at cranes from the past courtesy of the Historical Construction Equipment Association. ...


VDOT Archaeologist Helped Uncover 'Witch Bottle' From I-64 Work Site

Prior to joining the Virginia Department of Transportation in March 2019, Chris Shephard, the agency's Richmond District archaeologist, made a "bewitching" discovery during the Interstate 64 widening project....







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