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Contract Grading is a form of grading which results from an instructor to student cooperation, and entails contracted number of assignments of specified quality that correspond to specific letter grades. Contract grading may be contrasted with other grading methods, such as grading on a curve or percentile systems.

Reader Profile: Jennifer Hildebrand

Reader Profile: Jennifer Hildebrand

Jennifer Hildebrand, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, ToR, QSD, and QSP, is the environmental compliance group manager for WSB & Associates in St. Paul, MN. She didn’t set out in life to go into the industry, but today, she is one of its shining stars.

Her B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in business management

Hydroseeding to Amend Soil (Part 2)

Hydroseeding to Amend Soil (Part 2)

Hydroseeding plays an important role in both erosion control plans and stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs.) In this article, we learn how the stakeholders were able to merge the construction and restoration contractors’ tasks together to create a seamless transition into restoration activities.

Amending the Soil

Amending the Soil

Earth has “amazing self-healing properties,” notes Barry Cook, a partner with Northwest Hydro-Mulchers.
“I’ve heard it explained a lot like a cut on a human arm. If you ignore it, chances are it will get infected and the issues will get complicated. If you clean it and treat it with some

Amending the Soil

Amending the Soil

Earth has “amazing self-healing properties,” notes Barry Cook, a partner with Northwest Hydro-Mulchers. “I’ve heard it explained a lot like a cut on a human arm. If you ignore it, chances are it will get infected and the issues will get complicated. If you clean it and treat it with

Compact Essentials

Compact Essentials

With jobs flowing back into the industry through residential construction and oil-and-gas earthmoving work, grading and excavating contractors who have been hibernating on equipment purchases are now coming forward to add more to what for many has become an outdated fleet. The jobs may be smaller in size, necessitating compact

Reader Profile: Mike Willhite

Reader Profile: Mike Willhite

A grading contractor typically does his work and is gone before anyone sees him, notes Mike Willhite, owner of Willhite Grading & Excavation, a boutique company catering to high-end properties in California’s Montecito and Santa Barbara region. Willhite, a subcontractor for general contractors and engineering firms, believes in being more

Technology in Construction: Linking Up

Technology in Construction: Linking Up

Construction management software companies are increasingly linking the field with the office as well as spreading capabilities across an assortment of platforms and electronic devices in addressing the needs of grading and excavation contractors, large and small. Recently, Bid2Win Software released Build2Win 3.2, the latest version of its integrated construction

Construction-Site Runoff Control

Construction-Site Runoff Control

Two construction-site stormwater management experts who spoke with Stormwater note that several years have passed since NPDES Phase II requirements first became effective. Since that time, they say, knowledge of stormwater management minimum control measures on construction sites has increased, although there still is room for improvement. It’s true that

Job Site Insight

To business leaders, aggressive moves may appear to be strategically counterintuitive during an economic downturn. However, firms that invest in new technologies will not only position themselves for explosive growth when macroeconomic conditions improve but will also lead the recovery by setting higher standards for productivity. In industries that utilize

Project Profile: Information Power

Project Profile: Information Power

Vehicle telematics-the wireless exchange of electronic information for fleet monitoring-gives managers powerful analytical tools to track machine location, operating performance for preventive maintenance scheduling, and productivity. Telematics systems detect a vehicle’s engine operation and wirelessly communicate the data to a computer system for real-time monitoring; the data also can be

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