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Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that reduce swaying in skyscrapers during earthquakes

Japanese companies develop 300-ton pendulums that...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 15, 2013

Two Japanese companies have developed giant pendulums they say, when installed atop a skyscraper, can shorten vibrations and reduce swaying ...

Kiewit raises disaster relief money with T-shirt sales

Kiewit raises disaster relief money with T-shirt sales

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jul 26, 2013

Kiewit, one of the largest construction companies in North America is selling these T-shirts and donating the proceeds to the ...

In Moore, just as in Tuscaloosa, the power of “just doing” will be revealed

In Moore, just as in Tuscaloosa, the power of...

Posted by Tom Jackson on May 24, 2013

It was a few days short of six months ago that I wrote about Hurricane Sandy and how volunteers should ...

PHOTO: Scaffolding to the sky as workers make repairs to Washington Monument

PHOTO: Scaffolding to the sky as workers make repairs...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 06, 2013

We love this photo from the Associated Press which shows workers atop an impressive stretch of scaffolding as they make repairs ...

Sany sends equipment, rescue teams to Chinese earthquake recovery efforts

Sany sends equipment, rescue teams to Chinese...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 30, 2013

In response to a 7.0-magnitude earthquake that devastated the Lushan County area of Sichuan Province, China on April 20th, construction equipment ...

NYC building $38 million steel wall to protect subway from future storms

NYC building $38 million steel wall to protect subway...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 02, 2013

New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority is in the process of installing a two-mile steel wall to protect a line ...

Construction boom kicks in 5 months in Sandy’s wake

Construction boom kicks in 5 months in Sandy’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 14, 2013

A report from USA Today from along the South New Jersey shore found that the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has ...

Meteorite explosion over Russia injures nearly 1,000 (VIDEO)

Meteorite explosion over Russia injures nearly 1,000...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 15, 2013

A meteor weighing an estimated 10 tons shattered between 18 and 32 miles above the Chelyabinsk region and Russia's Ural ...

Buffalo researchers to test how NYC’s old brownstones would fair in an earthquake

Buffalo researchers to test how NYC’s old...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 14, 2013

For years, folks in New York City gave little thought to natural disasters. That sort of thing simply didn't happen ...

Study swings cargo containers to build stronger structures for tsunamis

Study swings cargo containers to build stronger...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2013

During a tsunami, water isn't the only problem structures in its wake face. There's also the debris being carried by ...

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