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How one Iowa engineer maintains a county with mostly gravel roads

How one Iowa engineer maintains a county with mostly...

Posted on Jul 02, 2014

Located in the heart of the Mississippi River Valley; Clayton County, Iowa, is a far cry from the expansive flatlands ...

Model Mania: How a model gets made

Posted on Jun 19, 2014

Volvo Construction Equipment shared this step-by-step process of how a model is made, using examples from their L250H, L150H and ...

Model Mania: Larry Kotkowski’s Model Collection

Posted on Jun 17, 2014

An avid collector of both models and antique construction iron, Larry Kotkowski's model collection takes up both a family room ...

Down to the Dirt: Intelligent and new technologies are revolutionizing soil compaction

Down to the Dirt: Intelligent and new technologies are...

Posted on Jun 06, 2014

Intelligent compaction – matched with more productive operational control systems – is revolutionizing the commonplace world of dirt rolling. Yesterday’s slow-but-steady ...

Construction scale models have fervent collectors both in and out of construction

Construction scale models have fervent collectors both...

Posted on Jun 06, 2014

G o into a contractor’s office and you’re more than likely to see at least one. Sometimes it’s tucked into a ...

Fighting Thermal  Segregation

Fighting Thermal Segregation

Posted on Jun 05, 2014

A temperature bar can provide a thermal profile in real time. A system that allows detection of thermal segregation in the ...

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction

Posted on May 07, 2014

Geosynthetics of all types speed construction allowing bridges, highways to be built faster and enhance pavement performance Geosynthetics comprise a family ...

Geosynthetics speed construction

Geosynthetics speed construction

Posted on May 01, 2014

Geosynthetics Speed Construction While Enhancing Pavement Performance Geosynthetics comprise a family of value-added products that allows highways, roads and bridges to be ...

Welding worries: Things you can’t see can kill you

Welding worries: Things you can’t see can kill you

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A construction worker was welding a catwalk to a 15-foot-tall waste oil tank. Vapors from the tank ignited, ...

Hidden dangers: Invisible vapors can be deadly when welding

Hidden dangers: Invisible vapors can be deadly when...

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A worker was repairing a truck body alone in his company’s shop, using an arc welding system to ...

Shoring things up: Use required protective systems when working in a trench

Shoring things up: Use required protective systems when...

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: Two laborers were installing conduit in an 8-foot-deep by two-foot-wide trench. The crew leader, who was digging the trench ...

In the trenches: One of the most preventable accidents can also be the deadliest

In the trenches: One of the most preventable accidents...

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: Three workers were repairing a water main break in a 7-foot-deep, 5-foot-wide excavation. To expose the water main, ...

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