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The History of State Roads and New Mexico’s HWY 128

The History of State Roads and New Mexico’s HWY 128

The United States is a wide network of highways, state roads, city roads, backroads, country roads—you name it. If you have a vision of where you want to go, the intricate web of paths laid out before you will lead you there. Despite the state’s small size, New Mexico is known for its hidden gems […]

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Exploring The Use of Technology in the Construction Industry

Exploring The Use of Technology in the Construction Industry

Aside from human innovation and imagination, one major factor that drives construction is the use and implementation of new technologies and new techniques to get the job done. If it weren’t for new innovations spilling into the construction industry, we’d likely still be digging trenches with shovels and limited to building one-story structures.  Over the […]

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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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