Cat introduces its first electric drive loader

Digger Blog

Caterpillar has brought out a version of its 986K wheeled loader with an electric drive system. Caterpillar has brought out a version of its 986K wheeled loader with an electric drive system. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Caterpillar Developing Battery-Electric Loader

Construction Equipment

The Underground Mining group within Caterpillar is preparing to ship a “proof-of-concept” battery-electric R1300G LHD (load/haul/dump) unit to a Canadian mine for testing.

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Growth Charges Up Electrical Contractor

ENR Construction

Arizona-based Wilson Electric has formed strong bonds to expand its revenue, labor force and commitment to safety

Electrical Cost Estimating Class

Building Information Management

Introduction to Electrical Estimating . This class is very important for: Learning how to use RSMeans for Electrical Estimating. Optimizing your RSMeans Electrical Estimating skills. Electrical estimating with RSMeans requires experience.

Electric-Hybrid Pickup Truck Targets Contractors' Needs

ENR Construction

Talk to Don Wires, director of engineering for the Workhorse Group, and he makes the W-15—his company’s new half-ton, battery-electric pickup—sound like an exotic sports car with a really big trunk

Lincoln Electric Shares How to Avoid Welding Hazards

Construction Equipment

Lincoln Electric compiled a list of potential welding hazards and how to avoid them, based on OSHA safety guidelines. . Electric shock. Electric shock is one of the most serious and immediate risks facing a welder.

Cream of the Crop Contractor: Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric

Constructor Magazine

Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric is one of CONTRACTOR’s Cream of the Crop Contractors! Find out why we at CONTRACTOR believe Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric is a top-notch contractor. read more. Plumbing Contractor

Prepare the U.S. Grid Now for Mass Electric Vehicle Adoption

ENR Construction

Black & Veatch's director of strategy and innovation examines how the nation's power supply can meet the rising demands of electric vehicles

Electric Grid Prepared for Upcoming Solar Eclipse

ENR Construction

Solar power equal to 20 nuclear plants will go offline at the height of the solar eclipse on Aug.

Volvo CE Previews Electric Hybrid, Autonomous Technologies

Construction Equipment

It unveiled a prototype loader, dubbed the LX1, which is billed as an electric hybrid machine that can deliver up to a 50 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. The electric hybrid also offers a reduction in emissions and noise pollution compared to its conventional counterparts

Mitsubishi Electric’s kumo cloud app expands to Include commercial applications

Constructor Magazine

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division (Mitsubishi Electric) announces an update to kumo cloud™, a programmable controller app. read more. IoT Technology

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Plumber dies installing electric range

Constructor Magazine

In this article from EC&M, a recall of about 6,300 electric ranges is being done in response to the death of a 52-year-old professional plumber. read more. Plumbing

Electrical Contractors See ‘Disrupting’ Forces in 2016

ENR Construction

Surging revenue for firms generating power, light and building communication technologies charged up record attendance for the 2016 National Electrical Contractors Association convention in Boston

Carol Fey launches online electricity training

Constructor Magazine

Her new training series, “Quick & Basic Online Electricity Training,” brings back her famous electricity pig

Electric-Hybrid Wheel Loader Shows Promise in Live Trials

ENR Construction

Volvo CE's venture into battery-powered heavy iron is showing promising results with its LX01 prototype wheel loader

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating honors veterans

Constructor Magazine

In 2014, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Company sponsors Operation FINALLY HOME, helping injured veterans re-enter their communities. Cooling & Heating Division embarked on a sponsorship with the respected charitable organization, Operation FINALLY HOME (OFH). read more. Management

Volvo Unveils Electric Excavator

Construction Equipment

Volvo Construction Equipment unveiled a fully electric compact excavator at its inaugural Innovation Summit in London, England, this week.

Electric Cars Cause CO2 Emissions?!?!

Collaborative Construction

Barak Obama told me Electric Cars ran on Unicorn Farts and were, therefore, a Zero Emission option. The electric car might be great in a couple of decades but as a way to tackle global warming now it does virtually nothing.

American Green Zone Alliance Quiets Park with Some Mean Green Electric Equipment

Green Industry Professionals

The project brings electric-powered maintenance equipment to the park rather than gas-powered equipment

Nikola Unveils Fuel Cell-Electric Heavy Truck

Construction Equipment

unveiled its long-awaited fuel cell-electric, sleeper-cab tractor Thursday night to an enthusiastic audience in Salt Lake City, announced that Ryder System will sell and service it, and stated that a daycab version will expand its benefits to applications closer to construction. Nikola Motor Co.

Mercedes Investing $1B To Launch Electric Vehicle Production In Alabama

Business Facilities Blog

Mercedes-Benz plans to invest an additional $1 billion in its Alabama operation, where it will set up electric vehicle production and build a battery plant in Tuscaloosa County. Read: Mercedes Investing $1B To Launch Electric Vehicle Production In Alabama at BusinessFacilities.com.

Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing

Business Facilities Blog

Read Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. Advanced Manufacturing Arizona Automotive Capital Investment Daily News Featured Manufacturing Casa Grande Corporate Real Estate (CRE) Economic Development Electric Cars Employment Lucid Motors Site Selection Technology

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Electric Utilities Recover from Record-Breaking Outages

ENR Construction

Relying on past lessons, storm hardening and 60,000 people FPL restores power to almost all

Green Toilet Turns Waste into Electricity and Clean Water

Jetson Green

Researchers at Cranfield University, UK, have come up with a green toilet, which is cheap, easy to maintain, needs no water to operate, and is capable of turning human excrement into electricity and clean water. Manual Dishwasher Saves Water and Electricity.

Southwest Specialty Contractor of the Year: Wilson Electric

ENR Construction

Founded in 1968, this Phoenix-based firm provides comprehensive design-build, vertical construction, and tenant improvement services for commercial developments in both public and private sectors

California, Illinois, Texas Lead The Charge Toward A Modernized Electric Grid

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

California, Illinois, Texas Lead The Charge Toward A Modernized Electric Grid originally appeared on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. the GMI ranks and assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia based upon the degree to which they have moved toward a modernized electric grid. .

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Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth

Business Facilities Blog

The leading utilities are finding innovative ways to seal the deal on new development projects. They’re also ahead of the curve on low-cost efficiency, smart-grid technology and the conversion to renewables. Read Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth on Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions.

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Electrical Safety in the Workplace

The Safety Blog

Protecting employees from electrical hazards is an absolute must, and ensuring electrical safety in the workplace is critical for accomplishing that. Working with machinery and power tools presents inherent electrical risks. Here are some basic electrical safety tips: 1.

Mercedes eTruck: The 1st Urban Electric Big Rig

Construction Equipment

This purpose-built all-electric heavy duty truck is meant for short-range routes common in city deliveries, trash hauling, and urban-regional freight distribution, where lower speeds are acceptable and noise is a problem.

Miller Electric Unveils Redesigned, Mobile-Friendly Website

Construction Equipment

Unveiled by Miller Electric Mfg. the MillerWelds.com website is now streamlined and optimized for use on mobile devices and offers an improved personalized user experience. .

Manual Dishwasher Saves Water and Electricity

Jetson Green

The new dishwashing device called Circo Independent, designed by Chen Levin, takes electricity needed to heat the water out of the equation, making using it a pretty sustainable choice. Since electricity is not needed to power it, it must be operated via a hand crank.

Schneider Electric and Autodesk begin collaboration on building lifecycle management

BD+C

Schneider Electric has announced the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding. According to this agreement, Schneider Electric and Autodesk plan to collaborate to enhance current practices for building lifecycle management based on Building Information Modeling (BIM).

Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating introduces new Director, Strategic Programs

Constructor Magazine

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Cooling & Heating Division has promoted Steve Scarbrough to director, strategic programs. read more. Management

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Collaborative Construction Blog: The Cost of Generating Electricity.

Collaborative Construction

The Cost of Generating Electricity: A Primer. The Institute for Energy Research study quoted and linked below provides a nice run down on comparative costs of generating electricity through different power plants. The Cost of Generating Electricity: A Primer.

Cream of the Crop Contractor: Art Plumbing, AC & Electric

Constructor Magazine

Art Plumbing, AC & Electric is one of CONTRACTOR’s Cream of the Crop Contractors! Find out why we at CONTRACTOR believe Art Plumbing, AC & Electric, headed by Gregg D'Attile, is a top-notch contractor. read more. Plumbing Contractor

General Electric Breaks Ground on New Boston Headquarters

ENR Construction

Breaking ground on May 8, General Electric Co.’s s new $200-million global headquarters will rise on Boston’s Fort Point Channel

#5 Electrical, Wiring: Understanding Top OSHA Violations of 2013

The Safety Blog

Grounding conductors need to be effectively bonded where necessary to ensure electrical continuity and safely conduct their current. Each branch circuit must have its own equipment grounding conductor and all receptacles electrically connected to the grounding conductor.