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.

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Basic Trench Safety for Excavation Contractors

Trenching and excavation are some of the most hazardous construction jobs in the industry. According to Occupational and Safety Health Administration (OSHA), trench collapses are rarely survivable, primarily due to the weight of soil. One cubic yard of soil can weigh up to 3,000 pounds—roughly equal to the weight of

CASE Announces Tier 4 Final Large-Frame Combination Vibratory Rollers

CASE Announces Tier 4 Final Large-Frame Combination Vibratory Rollers

Racine, Wis., May 22, 2017 – CASE Construction Equipment introduces two new combination vibratory rollers—the DV209CD and DV210CD. The new vibratory rollers compact with the front drum and deliver a smooth finish with rear pneumatic tires. The DV209CD and DV210CD come standard with automatic vibration control, crab steering, an oscillating articulated

CONSTRUCTION GROUP LAUNCHES NEW HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY EFFORT

CONSTRUCTION GROUP LAUNCHES NEW HIGHWAY WORK ZONE SAFETY EFFORT

New National Advertising and Outreach Campaign to Urge Summer Travel Motorists to Stay Alert While Driving through Work Zones, Avoid the “Nightmare” of Killing Highway Workers, Drivers or Passengers
Four-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to

Guest Commentary: Safe Drinking Water

Guest Commentary: Safe Drinking Water

IMAGES OF PEOPLE IN poverty or caught in a natural disaster show that lack of safe drinking water continues to be a major global health threat. We need to look no further than Haiti’s cholera outbreak after Hurricane Matthew struck in 2016 to see the misery. At the same time,

Project Profile: San Antonio’s  Vista Ridge Pipeline

Project Profile: San Antonio’s Vista Ridge Pipeline

A $927 MILLION CONSTRUCTION of a 140-mile pipeline slated to begin this year for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) in Texas is believed to be one of the water sector’s largest-scale public-private partnerships (P3), notes Ginger Elbaum, director of operations for E3 Consulting (E3).

Sea Rise

Sea Rise

When perspectives on sea level rise are considered they might easily take on the glass half-empty or glass half-filled analogy. For many, the glass is half empty and spells doom for thriving municipalities, helplessly sinking into the sea—reminiscent of the cinematic moment in which Charlton Heston finds the Statue of

A Material World

A Material World

Increased water demands against the backdrop of challenges on water sources are necessitating pipe infrastructure projects to ensure the reliable delivery of water for the long term. A major consideration for every potable water project is choosing from among the variety of pipe materials on the market. With reclaimed water

A Terminal Lake’s Fate

A Terminal Lake’s Fate

The Salton Sea is a terminal lake with no outlet. It was created by accident between 1905 and 1907, when water from the Colorado River flooded the basin. Since then, it has been fed largely by water flowing from the Imperial Valley’s farms. And today this desert lake is the

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