Highway and Utility Contractors Conference Features Robotics- Weather Prediction

Artificial intelligence is being used by contractors to fully automate excavators and dozers to dig accurately, according to project specs. Built Robotics will detail how this is much more than the automated machine guidance systems you may currently be using. Also, Athenium Analytics will describe how its algorithm can predict what kind of weather you […]

Road Warrior Participates in Vehicle Miles Traveled Study- Interesting Results

Recently, Tom Shortell, who covers transportation and county government in the Lehigh Valley for The Morning Call, participated in a study examining a mileage-based user fee. Several states, including Pennsylvania, have talked about moving away from a gas tax to this model, which bills drivers for how many miles they travel instead of how much […]

Future Road Builders – Constructing Careers!

Operating Engineer Apprentice Sherelle Clausell discovered a rewarding career path thanks to Future Road Builders. Watch as she explains how she discovered this new opportunity. Special thanks to Sherelle for sharing her story, and to Dan Ganoe, Morgan Koprivnak, and Jason Harcar, all of Lindy Paving, Inc. for their assistance in creating this video.

AGC Buy America Survey- FHWA Review Underway

AGC is assisting the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on a study it is conducting on Buy America contracting requirements in the federal-aid highway program. The objectives of this study include: (1) estimating the annual use of iron and steel materials in the federal-aid highway program, (2) investigating types of documentation available for various steel and […]

Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire

Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released August 28 by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the industry was taking a range of steps to address […]

Future Road Builders Helping Build Careers!

Congratulations to the Builders Guild of Western Pennsylvania‘s ‘Introduction to the Construction Trades’ class that graduated on Friday, August 16th! As part of the curriculum, participants completed badge requirements in our game, Future Road Builders, along with a selection of our Skill Arcade games, to achieve a ‘Virtual Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate’. View photos from this event