VOLUME 6   ISSUE 12   MARCH 24, 2017


by Neil Opfer


ConExpo 2017, held March 7-11, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the largest construction-oriented event in the United States with 130,000 in attendance.  The event covered 2.8 million square feet of both indoor and outdoor exhibit space.  This event is so costly for manufacturers to move in and move out their equipment displays that it is only held once every three years here in the U.S.  Conversations with a number of contractors found many in a buying mode given the current U.S. emphasis on the political front with the anticipation of increased infrastructure spending.


So what was new and interesting?  Numerous manufacturers are engaged in line extensions with new entries of both largest-size equipment and smallest-size equipment.  Read more.



 This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:


  • France Unveils First Solar Panel Road
  • Seller-Doers Leading the A/E/C Industry to New Levels of Marketing
  • How People Look at Buildings - The Devil is in the Details

Read more.


The Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) of the English Premier Soccer League has a new stadium under construction.  The 61,000-seat stadium, set to be complete for the 2018-2019 season, will also be hosting two National Football League (NFL) games per year, featuring tailgate parties and American food.  Read more.






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