Nearly 7,000 heavy-equipment operators will be needed in British Columbia.

Throughout the past month, Christy Clark surprise hammered home the promise of job creation by touring construction sites and natural gas plants. The role of heavy equipment operator is in fact in large demand: B.C. is expected to need nearly 7,000 of them over the next decade, in no small part due to energy projects.…

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Stats on Pay for Heavy Equipment Operators

The median annual wage for construction equipment operators was $40,980 in May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $26,470, and the top 10 percent earned more than $72,440. The median wages for construction equipment operators in May 2012 were as follows: $48,480 for pile-driver operators $41,870 for operating engineers and other construction equipment…

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How will Drones Impact the Construction Industry?

Constructech Magazine reported earlier this month that these self-flying, data-capturing robots are poised to make a big splash on the construction industry in the next year—and you might want to consider how it can help your business. Drones can do a number of different chores for construction companies—from taking photos of the jobsite, to collecting…

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U.S. Drought Status

The U.S. Farm Bureau released a drought monitor on Tuesday, clearly defining the status by region. During August 20 – 25, 2014, A swath of moderate to heavy rain is forecast from the northern Intermountain West eastward through the northern half of the Plains, the Great Lakes Region, the central Appalachians, and the mid-Atlantic. Between…

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