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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.

Slope Whisperers

Slope Whisperers

Cambridge, MA, maintains a series of three terminal reservoirs for drinking water. Fresh Pond has been one of the most prominent reservoirs in the city’s fleet of water sources and a favorite with the community, not just as a source of water, but also because of its role as a

Working With Nature Following Wildfire

Working With Nature Following Wildfire

When you control water, you control nature. So why not use nature in your erosion and sediment control efforts? Many (if not all) erosion and sediment control practices attempt to control raindrops or runoff in one form or another, especially those that are applied to landscapes following wildfire. If you

Reader Profile: Maihan Noorzay

Reader Profile: Maihan Noorzay

After 12 years working for other geotechnical consulting firms, Maihan Noorzay knew what he wanted his own company to look like when he launched Noorzay Geotechnical Services (NGS) in Southern California in 2017. “We wanted to take a step outside of the box and offer clients a tailored service providing

Heavy Duty Cycle

Heavy Duty Cycle

Industry innovations often arise from the people whose everyday work poses a frustrating obstacle. “If we could only do…” or “If there was just a machine that did…think how much better our work product could be!”

Marshalling ideas plus experience and faced with the growing dilemma of keeping equipment clean, Garrett

Truth to Power

Truth to Power

Adhering to a blueprint of key factors will help contractors choose the best compressor or generator for a job site.

When it comes to compressors, consider rated capacities, fuel consumption, emissions requirements, operating costs, and service costs.

The New Swiss Army Knife

The New Swiss Army Knife

When Takeuchi first introduced the compact excavator in 1971, some people scoffed and criticized that the machine was little more than a toy. Since then, the machine has become an integral part of the construction site, sometimes replacing other machines—and not only on general construction sites but in many other

Scraping By

Scraping By

Tight deadlines and tighter margins, combined with a shortage of skilled operators, have made the addition of advanced technology for heavy equipment such as scrapers and motor graders crucial.

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