It looks like some exotic piece of machinery for exo-planetary exploration, but in reality it is a futuristic concept cooked up by Volvo Construction Equipment of what an automated road paver in the third decade of this century might look like. Photo: Volvo Constructions Asphalt mix is delivered in insulated pods that are prepositioned ahead. Related Links: Monster Machines Doing Heavy Duty in California General Motors Tests Diesel-Like Powerplant To Meet Future Fuel Economy, Carbon Cuts The Swedish construction equipment builder unveiled a model of its “Fenix” asphalt paver in late April at the Intermat equipment show in Paris. Volvo
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.