Although combinations of in-cylinder systems and exhaust after-treatment are the most likely ways manufacturers will meet clean-diesel requirements over the next five years, researchers are looking at alternative fuels, including gasoline. This alt-fuel interest is being pushed by the industry’s hope of finding a cleaner and more cost-effective way to power construction machinery. Photo: Ricardo Inc. Ricardo’s dual-fuel, flex-fuel mill debuted this year in a pickup truck. Related Links: Next Round of Federal Regulations Has Suppliers Retooling Clean Diesel Three Ways Manufacturers Will Meet the Tier 4 Standards Electrification already has made its debut in commercially available construction equipment during
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.