Mobile Apps that Make You More Productive
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released an update to its 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure Android/iOS app for tablets and website featuring new state data and graphics. The update was released in December 2014 and is available for free download in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and at www.infrastructurereportcard.org. The app includes new video content, graphs, charts, and 20 new case studies or “success stories” that underscore the benefits of investing in infrastructure.
The Report Card originally released in March 2013, graded the nation’s infrastructure at a D+, highlighting the need for further investment in the 16 categories documented in the report, including roads, dams, and drinking water. This app update does not change the grades or evaluation from the 2013 report, but does update the state-level data to provide the most current information of each state’s infrastructure.
This is Fenix – the extreme concept asphalt paver-compactor from Volvo Construction Equipment.
Like the immortal mythical fiery bird that is its namesake, the Fenix paver excels claims to be fast, flexible and intelligent, as well as being clean, easy-to-use and friendly on the environment.
While clearly a Volvo, it is almost unrecognizable as a paver: Fenix radically redraws the traditional profile. In fact it is much more than just a paver – it is touted as a fully integrated highway paving/finishing system.
It appears more like an earth-bound lunar landing craft and unlike traditional pavers whose progress is dependent on the sometimes-erratic arrival of hot asphalt filled trucks, Fenix instead uses Volvo’s POD system.
The PODs are laid out in front of the approaching Fenix at predetermined spaces, each super-insulated unit filled with 17 tons of asphalt mix, made from environmentally friendly, quick-curing organic binder. Once emptied of its asphalt, each super lightweight POD collapses automatically into a space-saving compact size, ready for return and recycling to the mixing plant.
The operator of the future will no longer be exposed to the elements, and will board Fenix by using the inclined ramp. Once safely seated in air-conditioned comfort, the entire cab can be elevated to give a commanding worksite overview. The cab position can also be altered in height and aspect to suit the needs of the job.
For more information visit www.volvoce.com and search the keyword Fenix
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