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Construction worker punches bank robber into a jail cell

Construction worker punches bank robber into a jail...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 21, 2013

If it wasn't bad enough that alleged bank robber Frazer Piccolo was literally caught red-handed, his capture was assisted by ...

Boise State construction management students required to use iPads as tablets become more commonplace on jobsites

Boise State construction management students required...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 06, 2013

Casey Cline, a professor at Boise State University who teaches construction management, calls iPads "essential" to "the new way" of ...

Crews complete Oregon’s Whilamut Passage Bridge four months early

Crews complete Oregon’s Whilamut Passage Bridge four...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 29, 2013

Crews completed construction last week of the northbound Interstate 5 Whilamut Passage Bridge over the Willamette River in Eugene, Oregon. The ...

Oregon contractors, state leaders host pre-apprenticeship programs to introduce teens to construction

Oregon contractors, state leaders host...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 23, 2013

Expecting a sustained recovery in demand and the need to hire lots of young workers in the next few years, ...

VMT is here!

VMT is here!

Posted by John Latta on Jul 15, 2013

So, let’s see if this VMT thing works. Oregon is replacing the state's gas tax with a "pay per-mile road usage ...

VIDEO: Portland engineers use dish soap to move century-old bridge

VIDEO: Portland engineers use dish soap to move...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 10, 2013

Engineers in Portland, Oregon, had to get creative when they needed to replace the Sellwood Bridge. Cracks had begun to appear ...

VIDEO: How to move a bridge with dish soap

VIDEO: How to move a bridge with dish soap

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 03, 2013

When cracks began to form in the Sellwood Bridge's supports, engineers in Portland, Oregon were faced with an extreme challenge ...

OTREC researchers explore e-bike perceptions

OTREC researchers explore e-bike perceptions

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 04, 2013

Two Portland state researchers are working on ways to encourage more people to travel on bicycles, according to a report ...

Doosan Portable Power names Contractor’s Equipment Supply as dealer

Doosan Portable Power names Contractor’s Equipment...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 15, 2013

Doosan Portable Power has named Contractor’s Equipment Supply (CESCO) as an authorized dealer. Headquartered in Meridian, Idaho, CESCO has three locations ...

The Man Who Slides Bridges

The Man Who Slides Bridges

Posted by John Latta on Apr 08, 2013

Any story is valuable if it can show us how to do our work better. And especially when that work ...

The fuel tax heist: Robbing Peter Highway to pay Paul Non-Highway

The fuel tax heist: Robbing Peter Highway to pay Paul...

Posted by John Latta on Apr 04, 2013

Here comes another one. A state politician – this time it’s Oregon Democratic Representative Jules Bailey – who sees money raised ...

Doosan Portable Power names Pacific Power Products mobile generator dealer

Doosan Portable Power names Pacific Power Products...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2013

Doosan Portable Power has named Pacific Power Products an authorized dealer for mobile generators. The company, headquartered in Ridgefield, Washington, will ...

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