New product announcements: 12/09/2009 Finishing Concrete Bridge Decks: All-Hydraulic Rig The Model 4836B Bridge Deck Finisher has all-hydraulic controls for both the mainframe and the dual-roller finishing carriage, allowing for much simpler operation than previous models. The broad 36-in. mainframe and 5-in. finishing carriage lift are powered by 25-hp engines. A hydraulically controlled roller tamper allows for fine adjustments to surface finishing, and a single-piece drag pan prevents seams from forming. Allen Engineering; 870-236-7751; www.allenpavers.com Three-Stage Water Pump: Now With Tier 3 Engine The Three-Stage Jet Pumps from Griffin are now available with Tier 3 engines for better performance and
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.