Tag: construction

Construction is the process of creating and building infrastructure or a facility. It differs from manufacturing in that manufacturing typically involves mass production of similar items without a designated purchaser and construction is typically done on location for a known client. Construction as an industry is six to nine percent of the gross domestic product of developed countries. Construction starts with planning, design, and financing and continues until the project is built and ready for use.

LCSWMA RECEIVES DEP APPROVAL TO VERTICALLY EXPAND THE FREY FARM LANDFILL

LCSWMA RECEIVES DEP APPROVAL TO VERTICALLY EXPAND THE FREY FARM LANDFILL

LANCASTER, PA— The Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) announced it received final approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on its application for a major permit modification to vertically expand the Frey Farm Landfill.

While LCSWMA’s Integrated System effectively diverts 96-98% of Lancaster County’s municipal solid waste

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies

Potable Reuse Project Case Studies: Cloudcroft, NM, is a 110-year old mountain resort community in the southeast corner of New Mexico. Planning for direct potable reuse began immediately, says Powell, and initial construction began in 2005, but issues with contracting stalled the project by 2007. Now back on track, construction bids

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

An older Walgreens store in Evansville, IL, had been selected for replacement in 2012 when executives suddenly recognized that it would be the ideal location for the net zero project they’d been contemplating. Located just 15 miles from corporate headquarters, the outdated store offered ease of access for engineers and

Revegetating After a Wildfire

Revegetating After a Wildfire

It was in June 2013 that the 3,200-acre Royal Gorge fire broke out near Cañon City, CO, situated about 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. The wildfire destroyed almost everything in its path (48 out of 52 structures in Royal Gorge Park were lost), although surprisingly it spared the Royal

Through the Earth’s Mantle—and 800 Miles of Dirt and Rock

Through the Earth’s Mantle—and 800 Miles of Dirt and Rock

This isn’t, strictly speaking, a post about erosion, but we hear so frequently about problems with abandoned mining sites—degraded or contaminated soils, expensive remediation efforts—that I want to pass along a story about one that’s doing well in its afterlife. The Homestake Gold Mine in South Dakota closed in 2001.

BOMAG HIRES SHAWN SWEET AS VICE-PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING

BOMAG HIRES SHAWN SWEET AS VICE-PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING

RIDGEWAY, S.C. – BOMAG Americas, Inc. is pleased to announce and welcome Shawn Sweet as Vice President Sales & Marketing. Shawn will be responsible for the leadership of the BOMAG dealer and rental sales teams, marketing, product management and for developing new business opportunities.

Shawn is a well-known figure in the

Articulated Versus Rigid Dump Trucks: Conditions Determine Choice

Articulated Versus Rigid Dump Trucks: Conditions Determine Choice

Traditionally, the choice of dump truck type has almost always been due to the application or the environment. “The two types are not really competing against one another,” says Rob McMahon, product marketing manager for Komatsu. “Rigid trucks are best on improved roads: paved or with good gravel and good

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