In good and bad times, there is an economic barometer in an auctioneer’s chant. When construction equipment is offered at auction to the highest bidder regardless of price, the market’s wants, needs and dislikes are starkly revealed, as well as hints of what the future holds. Recent major auctions show there are signs of life in the U.S. economy, and many of these pulses are being felt in the heart of America. From local road repairs to hospital upgrades, some industry demand is still pumping for the workers, equipment and tools necessary to improve the lives of everyday people. Though
The growing need to collect, store and analyze the huge volumes of data collected from infrastructure project stakeholders is generating a new growth area for construction-sector firms, IT vendors and professionals.