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The Evolution of Construction Safety: From the Golden Gate Bridge to Today

The Evolution of Construction Safety: From the Golden Gate Bridge to Today

Imagine going to work and knowing that a gust of wind could end your life. This was the reality for many of the workers—affectionately called bridgemen—on one of America’s most famous landmarks. Working so high up without safety nets and standardized safety precautions meant that an increase in wind speed could have catastrophic consequences. Life […]

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The History of the Highway System and Construction Today

The History of the Highway System and Construction Today

On any given day, most people will in some way or another interact with the nation’s highway system. Many will spend a considerable amount of commuting time on it, stuck in traffic, or zipping through from one side of town to the next. The nation’s highway system—or interstate system— was actually a revolutionizing change for […]

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Value Engineering: Forging New Pathways of Productivity in Construction

Value Engineering: Forging New Pathways of Productivity in Construction

Outside the construction industry, value engineering has become one of those terms that everyone says but not everyone understands. Even within the construction world, many people struggle to understand what it really means and how it can actually make a difference in project management, construction, and even site development. There are many ways to think […]

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The Many Skills of a Twenty-First Century Construction Manager

The Many Skills of a Twenty-First Century Construction Manager

Just like any job that involves managing, there are a variety of different aspects of a job that make the whole. In other words, a manager tends to look over and oversee different parts of any job and maneuver these moving parts in order to steer the whole ship. Project managers are multi-taskers, big-picture people, […]

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Construction Buddies: A Look at Three Essential Construction Site Vehicles

Construction Buddies: A Look at Three Essential Construction Site Vehicles

Even the greatest builders can use a little help from their friends. Construction wouldn’t be possible without the right equipment. Well, we suppose it might be possible to return to the way they built structures in Ancient Egypt, using pulleys and levers and thousands of laborers doing back-breaking work. No thanks! Time and technology have […]

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Why Flex Base is Ideal for Paving Roads

Why Flex Base is Ideal for Paving Roads

Many people consider the asphalt on roads as concrete or simply as “gravel”, but some of the roads we find ourselves coming across are made with flex base to preserve its life and foundation. Flex base has its specific name for a reason: it is a flexible course material used for temporary roadways and driveways. […]

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Soil Stabilization: Strong Foundations for Big Projects

Soil Stabilization: Strong Foundations for Big Projects

Any project, from pavement to large building projects, need to have a good foundation to have the most safety and longevity. People often think this strong foundation starts with the materials and structures that make up the bottom of the structure, but the true foundation is the soil below. Many projects are not built on […]

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