Total Construction Falls Sharply in November

Total construction starts fell 14% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $867.8 billion, according to Dodge Construction Network. Nonbuilding and nonresidential building starts bore the brunt of the decline, falling 30% and 21%, respectively, after seeing sharp increases in October as three large projects broke ground. Residential starts gained a modest 3%. Without October’s large projects, total…

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SKF Conditioning Unit Raises Quality of Lubrication Oil

SKF’s Oil Conditioning Unit (OCU) helps to prolong bearing lifetimes by improving the performance of lubricants in service. The plug-and-play unit cools and filters lubrication oil as it circulates. Cooling helps to improve lubricant performance, while filtration removes contaminants. Filtration levels can be selected from coarse to ultra-fine.

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B2W Software Streamlines Equipment Inspection, Repair Process

B2W Software, a provider of heavy construction management software, has introduced new capabilities within its ONE Platform that enable contractors to identify equipment defects and make repairs faster and more cost effectively. The ONE Platform from B2W can now generate repair requests automatically based on data from electronic forms used for completing equipment inspections. The enhanced process relays detailed information…

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