Tag: grading

Grading in civil engineering and landscape architectural construction is the work of ensuring a level base, or one with a specified slope, for a construction work such as a foundation, the base course for a road or a railway, or landscape and garden improvements, or surface drainage. The earthworks created for such a purpose are often called the sub-grade or finished contouring.

Dozer Operating Made Easy

Dozer Operating Made Easy

On construction sites, few machines are as important—or as challenging to operate—as dozers.

Just ask dozer operators who have struggled to hit grade on their job sites. How many extra passes do operators make to hit the right grade levels on a project? The mistakes of dozer operators can cost contractors

GX—Reader Favorites

GX—Reader Favorites

Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Grading & Excavation Contractor magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Safe Conveyance of Rare Storm Events

Two people were swept downstream and died during a catastrophic flash flood that struck Ellicott City, MD, on the evening of July 30, 2016. The infrastructure designed to carry stream flow and storm runoff along Tiber Run, which runs through the historic district, was unable to meet the demands of

Tools for Compaction

Tools for Compaction

Soil compaction is the removal of air voids from soil by applied force in such a way that it conditions or compacts soil beneath or next to the construction, resulting in a denser soil with the ability to hold greater weight, points out Fred Paul, Wacker Neuson sales engineer and

The Right Tool for the Right Job

The Right Tool for the Right Job

Almost everyone has had the experience where frustration with the inefficiency of a tool or machine prompts the request to the universe: “If only someone invented a tool that could do this better I’d be done by now.” In heavy equipment when time is money this is especially true, but

The Technology of Site Clearing

The Technology of Site Clearing

Bill Schafer, VM product manager with Loftness, a manufacturer of attachments for grinders, says the demand for his company’s products, and for material-reduction equipment in general, has been on the rise for several years now. And that demand is only getting stronger today.

Taking Over the Machines

Taking Over the Machines

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

Editor’s Comments: Keeping the Faith

Editor’s Comments: Keeping the Faith

I’m trying to decide on the perspective the majority of Americans have on the importance of infrastructure in everyday life, personal and business. One gauge I use is how much coverage I see in the mainstream media, local and national. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) just came out with

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