Total Construction Starts Fall in August

Total construction starts fell 9% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.25 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. The decline, however, comes on the heels of a massive increase in July that saw the start of three large manufacturing plants and two LNG export facilities. In August, nonresidential building starts rose 7%, residential starts were 1% higher,…

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Yokohama Releases Galaxy LDSR 510 Tire for Mining

Yokohama Off-Highway Tires America Inc. released its Galaxy LDSR 510, a new, all-steel dozer and loader radial for surface mining in sizes 17.5R25, 20.5R25 and 23.5R25.  The non-directional tread pattern provides “outstanding traction” in both forward and reverse, “enhancing efficiency” in digging, loading and carrying operations, said Dhananjay Bisht, product manager – earthmoving, construction and industrial tires for Yokohama Off-Highway.…

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Total Construction Starts Fall in August

Total construction starts fell 9% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.25 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. The decline, however, comes on the heels of a massive increase in July that saw the start of three large manufacturing plants and two LNG export facilities. In August, nonresidential building starts rose 7%, residential starts were 1% higher,…

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BKT to Sponsor Rugby League

BKT’s passion for sport is unstoppable. The tire brand now becomes the Title Sponsor of the United Rugby Championship (URC) until 2025 and in the northern hemisphere of the world, alongside Vodacom, that is the league’s Title Partner in South Africa. The league will then be known as the “BKT United Rugby Championship’”and the news follow on from the league’s…

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CDE to Showcase Innovative Waste Recycling Operations at bauma

CDE will highlight the role of its technology in supporting the circular economy and zero waste agenda at this year’s bauma. As the construction sector continues to cope with the availability and cost of raw materials, CDE will demonstrate the potential of construction, demolition and excavation (CD&E) waste to address the challenges facing the sector On Oct. 26-27, it will…

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New Home Sales Fall to Lowest Pace in More than Six Years

In a further sign that the housing market continues to weaken, new home sales in July fell to their lowest level since January 2016. The tepid sales pace matches declining builder confidence since the beginning of the year as the industry grapples with supply chain disruptions that are delaying new home building projects and raising housing costs as mortgage interest…

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Cat’s Sharon Holling to Retire

August 18, 2022 – The construction and aggregates industry trade press will see one of its most ardent supporters move on, after Sharon Holling of the Caterpillar Trade Press Relations team announced her retirement after serving more than 45 years with the company. Her help and dedication has been beneficial to me personally as a long-time aggregates industry editor, and I…

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Construction Starts, Highways Surge Higher in July

Total construction starts rose 48% in July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.36 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. This gain results from the start of three large manufacturing plants and two LNG export facilities. However, even without these projects, total construction starts would still have increased 7%. Nonresidential building starts rose 79% in July, and nonbuilding starts jumped 120%. Conversely, residential…

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