Photo courtesy of Link-Belt Link-Belt is switching to Cummins engines to meet federal Tier 4 diesel emissions regulations. Related Links: CBQ: Why Contractors Are Renting Rather Than Buying Three Ways Suppliers Will Meet Tier-4 Standards A federal rule that requires off-road suppliers to curb diesel emissions through 2015 is suffocating innovation by diverting valuable research and development dollars, experts say."It has been a drain on resources," admitted Chuck Martz, chairman and president of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Co. Martz spoke with ENR last month at the firm's global headquarters and factory in Lexington, Ky. "A lot of energy and effort has
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.