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Archive for March, 2009

State Recovery Sites – Access State by State allocation of ARRA Funds

STATE RECOVERY SITES Many state websites now have their own recovery web pages that help explain how they are spending funds allocated by the Recovery Act. Use the map below to learn more about the impact of the ARRA in your state. But keep in mind, many more pages will come online – with much [...]

March 25, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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What kind of camera you got?

My wife, among other things, is a professional photographer. She does great work, and has that “eye” that sees things I walk right by. Whenever someone looks at her work, the same question always gets asked; “So, what kind of camera you got?” She proceeds to nicely tell them about her equipment, and their response [...]

March 18, 2009 in Marco's Posts
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U.S. Government RFP’s on Machine Control Online

As a service to all of you, we have begun posting Govt. Request for Proposals (RFP’s) on our web site.  Some are in the multi-million dollar range (See for example this RFP – Solicitation For Construction Services ) , while others are smaller.  It takes some time and effort to search the Govt. web site [...]

March 17, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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GPS Networks & Services to Double over next 4 Years!

Citing  a report by Position One Consulting, the worldwide value of GPS Networks and Services is forecast to rise from US$ 263 Million in 2009 to US$ 504 Million by 2013.  This is encouraging news considering the current economic landscape.  The report notes that adoption of GNSS products and services are yielding impressive productivity gains [...]

March 17, 2009 in Randy's Blog
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Optimizing Your Roadway Stimulus Funding

Optimizing Your Roadway Stimulus Funding – The American Concrete Pavement Association held a free webinar “Optimizing Your Roadway Stimulus Funding” on March 09, 2009. The presentation can be viewed or downloaded free.  Please click the ACPA graphic link. The authors are  Leif Wathne, P.E., Leif Wathne, P.E., VP-Highways and Federal Affairs, American Concrete Pavement Association. [...]

March 11, 2009 in Randy's Blog
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Colorado Submits 18 Projects for Stimulus Funding

Associated Construction Publications recently reported on Stimulus Package projects for Colorado.  A copy of their report follows: Colorado Governor Bill Ritter has submitted a proposed list of 18 highway projects for federal stimulus funding. Designated as “shovel ready,” these projects were submitted in a letter Monday to U. S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. They were [...]

March 10, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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‘Green’ 3D Machines …the Color of Money?

For sometime now, terms such as “Being Green” &  “Green Collar Jobs” have permeated our headlines.  Much energy is spent, no pun intended, on reducing the environmental impact of most industries. Positioning & Machine Control is no different. While an important and admirable issue, I can’t recall a single discussion where environmental impact was raised, [...]

March 9, 2009 in Randy's Blog
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Resistance to Change

In my personal life, I really hate change.  This is strange for someone who has made their living by embracing new technology.  My problem with change is that it takes so much of my time. For example, I have been thinking about changing computer operating systems lately to get access to new applications and features [...]

March 9, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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The Impact of the Stimulus Package

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently reported on the impact of the stimulus package.  A copy of their press release follows:   The over $135 billion in construction and infrastructure investments included in stimulus legislation being signed into law today by President Barack Obama will create or save nearly 2 million jobs over [...]

March 8, 2009 in Paul's Blog
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Growing the Machine Control Pie – Industry Perspective

Positioning and Machine Control technology has enjoyed rapid growth over the last 10 years.  The core technology has been around longer, of course, but adoption has accelerated in these recent years partially due to greater visibility, internal market referencing and the normal adoption of such technology paradigms. There is debate about the potential market size [...]

March 2, 2009 in Randy's Blog
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