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.

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Efficiency Production
Efficiency Production, “America’s Trench Box Builder,” provides the widest selection of standard and custom trench shielding and shoring systems, including steel and aluminum Trench Boxes and Manhole Shields, the industry-leading Build-A-Box Aluminum Modular Trench Shielding System, plus Hydraulic Shores and Slide Rail Systems.

Efficiency Production also manufactures America’s premier Slide Rail System,

Fire to Ice, Forest to Landfill

Fire to Ice, Forest to Landfill

Dozers are often seen in site preparation and the early stages of roadbuilding, but they may be much more versatile than you think. Other applications where dozer use is substantial include waste, forestry, fire, and disaster clean up. These niche applications put extra demands on the dozer, which manufacturers have

In the Face of Adversity

In the Face of Adversity

California’s wildfires and other natural disasters that have occurred in recent months in the US have tested the endurance not only of those responding during the disasters and in the post-disaster cleanup, but also of the equipment being used in these adverse conditions.

Project Profile: Kayenta Solar Facility

Project Profile: Kayenta Solar Facility

History was made on the Navajo Nation on May 15, 2017, when the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) and its wholly owned subsidiary NGI – Kayenta Inc. officially put the Kayenta Solar Facility into operation. As the first-of-its-kind utility-scale solar project within the Navajo Nation, it will enhance clean energy

Fugitive Dust Control and Road Stabilization

Fugitive Dust Control and Road Stabilization

Whether fugitive dust comes from mining activities, country roads, open land, or elsewhere, federal governments in North America and in other countries around the world have been tightening their dust control regulations.

Fund Infrastructure and Stop Cone Abuse

Fund Infrastructure and Stop Cone Abuse

This year, Infrastructure Week is from May 14 to May 21. This will be the 6th annual national week of events which, according to the website infrastructureweek.org, includes media coverage, education, and issue advocacy to highlight infrastructure as a critical issue that impacts society, the economy, and the future of

Machine Control and Telematics for Backhoes

Machine Control and Telematics for Backhoes

Contractors turn to a host of machines when they’re taking on grading and excavation projects. But few machines are as handy as the backhoe.

Brian Hennings, product marketing manager for backhoe loaders with John Deere Construction & Forestry, refers to the backhoe as the Swiss Army Knife of the construction industry. “The different attachments

It’s in the Wind

It’s in the Wind

EPA has a commonly accepted statement on dust: “One car making one pass on one mile of dirt or gravel road one time each day for one year creates one ton of dust.” It doesn’t have a comparable statement regarding horses, but a similar calculation might be possible.

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