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Welcome to the mid-month September 2010 edition of our eNewsletter.
I'm looking forward to attending InterGeo in Cologne, Germany in just two weeks. This annual event, billed as the largest surveying show in the western world, will be held October 5-7. I'll try to record some of the shows highlights and post daily on I hope to see you there, so please drop me an e-mail for a meet up. Check out my blog for more...
It's a bit early but I'll hint at a few new things coming your way from MCo. Our publisher is working hard to raise the bar on the site with regards to the user experience. Expect new features in the coming months that create a more rich and engaging experience viewing our columns, videos and news items.
We continue to hear from our readers about new projects and bidding opportunities. If you are considering positioning and 3D machine control technology, welcome. is committed to serve as your knowledge base.
As always, I hope you enjoy this newsletter! Please stay tuned, visiting us often as we update the website daily. Please drop me a line if there is any subject about which you would like to see more information. I personally read every email!
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Randy Noland
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From the Machine Control Online Authors... New Articles for September, 2010:

Paul HahnTaking Control of Your Bottom Line by Paul Hahn: – Back in the 1980's I was working as a field surveyor in Seattle Washington. One of our projects was quality assurance on a freeway bridge in West Seattle, WA. The prime contractor was Peter Kiewit and Sons (PKS). It was the first of many Heavy and Highway projects I got a chance to work on and was a ...

Marco CecalaCivil Integrated Management, (CIM) A New Acronym by Marco Cecala: – For some time now the "vertical" or architectural building community has been using the acronym, BIM, (Building Information Model). The building information model provides a true 3-D look into how the job will be put together. Some of the benefits of this include routing utilities such as electrical …

Jay JonesAnother Use for Machine Control Technology by Jay Jones, LS: – I have written many times about how machine control is reducing the amount work traditional provided by the land surveyor and land surveying companies, especially on projects that require a lot of site work. However, I have continually indicated that the building contractors will still need ...

=Chad CooperBuilding a Simple Site - Finders, Keepers by Chad Cooper: – In this third article of my Building a Simple Site series, I wanted to discuss on old adage that most of us learned as a child: finders, keepers. While this made for fun times when scrounging for things to play with as children, its basic principle also applies to building a simple site. Namely, the fact that the engineer ...

=Nigel AdamsWhat do I want with Machine Control? by Nigel Adams: – As an addendum to my recent article "Don't sell machine control short" I am putting forwards some of the arguments against machine control from the point of view of potential customers that I have encountered over the past year or so. I am certain that those who sell this stuff on a daily basis are familiar with these ...

Ron CiccaroneWhere Am I? by Ron Ciccarone, LS: – I am changing topics for at least one article. The title might be confusing, but I thought I would cover some issues that have happened to me recently while preparing data for a few different clients. When the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland answered Alice's question about which fork in the road to take, he first asked a question ...

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Britain 'could be mining landfill for gold in a decade'
CR Kennedy & Leica Machine Control in the Pilbara
Foor joins Topcon as Midwest regional construction sales manager
Trimble and Hilti Form Joint Venture for the Building Construction Market
Rijkswaterstaat has Named A-Lanes A15 Preferred Bidder for PPP Project to Increase Capacity of A15
Carlson Software First to Support Oregon Coordinate Reference System
Komatsu America Corp. Introduces the WA1200-6 Wheel Loader
Deere Responds To Customers’ Soil Challenges With New Construction Offset Disks
New Leica Construction Office Allows Contractors to Verify Design Data Before Taking it to the Field
Trimble Launches Global Safety Initiative to Help Fleets
Leica Geosystems Presents SP Technology – The Fastest, Most Precise Dozer Grading Solution
Trimble Acquires Cengea to Expand its Forestry Solutions
Thousands of Miners and Coal Supporters Heading to Washington, D.C.
Caterpillar Applauds Presidential Leadership on Infrastructure Investment
Hemisphere GPS Introduces Eclipse II Multi-GNSS Receiver Technology
Green Port Fest Oct 2 - Port of Long Beach
Civil Engineers Respond to President's New Infrastructure Plan
Contractor Groups Urge Congress to Pass Highway and Transit Bill
States Stand Ready to Respond to President Obama's Transportation Investments With $80 Billion Ready
Sauer-Danfoss Inc. Announces Debt Refinancing
Utah Leads in Spending Highway Stimulus Money
Trapped Chile miners speak to loved ones - Video
Hemisphere GPS Announces New R131™ DGPS Receiver
New MOBA Company now created in the United Kingdom
Private Nonresidential Construction Spending Higher in July
New Exhibitors at 3rd Carlson Software User Conference, Nov. 7-10
Topcon Announces New European Precision Agriculture Headquarters
Caterpillar Expands in Brazil-Announces Location of New Facility & Investment in Piracicaba Operatio
NovAtel Announces SMART-MR10TM GNSS Receiver/Antenna
AutoCAD coming to iPad, iPhone, returning to Mac
Trimble Introduces New CFX-750 Display for Affordable Guidance, Steering and Precision Agriculture
Trimble Adds EZ-Remote Joystick for Fingertip Control of Trimble In-Cab Agriculture Displays
Trimble Announces Expanded Capabilities for Field-IQ System
Ritchie Bros. sells US$9 million of cranes in unreserved Houston auction
China Industrial Waste Management Expands Industrial Waste Mgmnt Capacity w/Cooperation Contract
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