Site Prep

Site Prep September 2014

View Archived Issues

2014 September

Check out this issue of Site Prep to see how lightweight geofoam enables earthworks for a new park located atop a Chicago parking garage. Also read how Topcon technology helps dirt and paving operations alike for a contractor on a Colorado airport reconstruction.

Case Study: ALLU's ripe for Alaska

For contractors in Alaska, nothing comes easily. Beyond the harsh sites and weather conditions that continually put man and machine through the stiffest of tests, the proper materials themselves can be hard to come by.


Read More

Technology lands airport reconstruction

Topcon technology helps dirt and paving operations alike for contractor on Colorado airport reconstruction
Tucked in the northwest corner of Colorado is Rio Blanco County, home to fewer than 7,000 people. The county has a population density of a tad over two residents for every square mile — plenty of elbow room over a span of 3,200 sq. mi.


Read More

Site Prep Tech: Find your tech answers

The why for adopting jobsite technology is pretty much agreed upon. Increased productivity and efficiency, finer data detail to simplify equipment management, function quality and savings all lead to more profit and better performance.


Read More

Do your generators keep the peace?

Wisconsin contractor also saves fuel costs and employee time with new engine-driven Miller welder/generators
InterCon Construction has seen two decades of steady growth as an underground utility contractor for gas and electric companies.


Read More

Your job can’t handle heavy soil? No problem

Lightweight geofoam enables earthworks for new park located atop Chicago parking garage
Throughout the summer, Chicago residents and visitors saw what looked like acres of piled snow at a construction site bordering Lake Michigan, despite the city’s typical sweltering June and July temperatures.


Read More

Technology Spotlight: Topcon offers eGIS solutions

What sets eGIS software apart from other GIS field data collection software packages? Topcon eGIS is a suite of software solutions for improving GIS data collection and data update workflows.


Read More

Virtual Stringline: Ethics have their place

Ethics and ethics education have become important for many professionals, and perhaps this is the right time to discuss it at the contractor level.


Read More

Editor's View: What's new for Site Prep Tech 2014?

We recently put the finishing touches on the agenda for Site Prep Tech … and I am very excited about where we’re headed. We are expanding our learning tracks, networking hours and perspective.


Read More

Leading industry associations team up

ARA and AEMP to work together on information exchange, education, research initiatives
The American Rental Association (ARA) and the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) are well recognized organizations in the construction industry, both serving diverse memberships. They have now formed a partnership agreement.


Read More

Trimble adds SITECH dealer in Utah, area

SITECH Intermountain will represent Trimble and Caterpillar machine control systems for full machine fleets
SITECH Intermountain joins “the first fully dedicated global distribution network offering the most comprehensive portfolio of technology systems available to the heavy and highway contractor,” says technology solutions provider Trimble.


Read More

Alternate Routes: HCSS is in the race

When Steve Maliszewski set out on one of the toughest foot races on the planet, his colleagues at construction software firm HCSS were undoubtedly behind him … and more!


Read More

Terex redesigns popular auger drill

Terex redesigned its Texoma 800 auger drill to better accommodate the operator, whether the drill is mounted on a truck chassis or crawler undercarriage. The redesigned operator platform allows for easy access on and off the unit.


Read More

McLaughlin locator finds 'smart' technology

McLaughlin leveraged “smart” transmitter technology and improved noise reduction to achieve extreme accuracy in utility line location and depth calculation with its newest locator product.


Read More

Sany America offers large excavator

Sany America has five standard excavator models available for North American earthmoving and demolition customers, topped off by the SY335LC with an operating weight of 79,860 lbs., bucket breakout force of 49,458 lbf. and dig depth of 24 ft. 2 in.


Read More

HammerHead unveils new piercing tools

HammerHead recently introduced four new tools to its pneumatic piercing line. The new models come in two sizes and are available in a Catamount reciprocating head configuration or a fixed non-reciprocating head configuration.


Read More

Atlas Copco introduces Tier 4 Final generators

Atlas Copco recently introduced its first two Tier 4 Final generator models. Powered by an Isuzu 4LE engine using a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst to achieve emission levels, the QAS 25 and QAS 50 each have a silenced enclosure design.


Read More

Volvo wheel loaders keep on coming

L110H and L120H are the latest H-Series models to boast Tier 4 Final fuel efficiencies
The inherent fuel efficiency of the 8-liter engine is enhanced by the well-matched Volvo powertrain and intelligent hydraulics on the new Volvo L110H and L120H wheel loaders.


Read More

BOMAG expands vibratory tamper range

BOMAG introduced a new line of vibratory tampers with a wider range of models to best suit the requirements of any given compaction job.


Read More

Leica enhances iCONstruct software

Positioning tasks completed easier and quicker with Leica ICONstruct Field v2.0
The new Leica iCONstruct Field v2.0 software’s 3D viewer allows project views from any angle. Using smart controls, users can also pick out layout points straight from the 3D model.


Read More

Hyundai breaking out attachment product line

Heavy equipment manufacturer offers its first North American attachment product line

Consisting of 14 models, Hyundai’s new HDB hydraulic breaker series complements the company’s full range of excavators and represents the first attachment offering by the company to the North American market.


Read More

Trimble offers mixed-fleet piling solution

New DPS900 machine control system boosts efficiency for piling contractors with assorted equipment

A land-based 3D machine control system designed to work with a variety of piling machine makes and models, Trimble DPS900 has the accuracy to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs for building structural foundations, retaining walls, coffer dams and wind farm installations.


Read More

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

Cartoon Gallery

Comics by Jim Hunt

Site Prep

Site Prep September 2014

2014 September

Check out this issue of Site Prep to see how lightweight geofoam enables earthworks for a new park located atop a Chicago parking garage. Also read how Topcon technology helps dirt and paving operations alike for a contractor on a Colorado airport reconstruction.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Site Prep Mag Store

heavyConst-2013
Heavy Construction Cost Data 2013 Book

Get costs for all types of heavy construction — from highways, bridges, utilities, rails and marine projects, to sanitary and storm sewer project!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Site Prep Directory

Use the Directory online to find the site clearing, earthmoving, utilities, and environmental products and services YOU need to find. CLICK HERE to view the directory.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logo Google+