Featured in the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 2006 Products Catalog is The Roads That Built America, an illustrated history
Featured in the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) 2006 Products Catalog is The Roads That Built America, an illustrated history of U.S. Interstate highway construction. Described by USA Today as highly readable and lavishly illustrated, the book relates the story behind construction of the world’s most complex public works project Û the subject of a 50th anniversary gala this month in Washington, D.C. Author Dan McNichol Û with input from Concrete Products contributor Tom Kuennen Û chronicles the building of the 46,508-mile highway network and details how it changed the fabric of America.
Additionally, the catalog includes publications addressing varied interests within the roadway construction field, e.g., safety in highway work zones; communication with Spanish-speaking workers; and, networking with federal, state and local transportation officials. The following comprises a sampling of resources offered in the catalog:
- Spanish-English Dictionary for Construction Û Because the growing number of Spanish-speaking workers in construction can create challenges affecting productivity and safety, this publication features nearly 1,500 words and terms frequently used on construction jobsites.
- 2006 Wage and Benefits Survey Report Û To help ensure a competitive position in the employee marketplace, the 150-page publication provides salary, bonus and benefits data for 30 office and field titles. Survey results are based on responses from contractors nationwide representing firms of all sizes.
- 2006 Transportation Officials & Engineers Directory and Database Û Address, phone, fax, e-mail, and internet information for over 6,000 county, state and federal employees are provided in a one-stop guide.
- ARTBA Transportation Construction Market Intelligence Reports Û Prepared by ARTBA’s economics team, this market-tracking service provides up-to-date information on every aspect of the federal transportation construction market.
- OSHA 10-Hour Roadway Safety Program Û ARTBA and the National Safety Council developed an innovative training and education resource that focuses directly on the daily hazards and situations facing roadway construction workers. Setting the standard for the entire industry, the program meets OSHA requirements for 10-hour accreditation.
The 2006 ARTBA Products Catalog can be obtained through the association’s website at www.artba.org.