Book Reviews: 11/26/2008 Bucyrus Heavy Equipment By Keith HaddockISBN: 978-1-58388-219-1; 222 pages; Iconografix; $39.95 In the beginning, there was Bucyrus. The story of the 128-year-old manufacturing company is about as colossal as the giant excavating machines it produces. Many have long gone to the scrappers or forgotten bone yards, but some Bucyrus rigs are still hard at work, mining the world’s minerals. Veteran equipment historian and civil engineer Keith Haddock scoops away the overburden to reveal one of the construction and mining industry’s most awe-inspiring companies in his latest book. The 222-page, soft-cover guide takes the reader on an adventure through
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.