Category Archives: Features

Getting up to speed on I-95 in North Carolina

Getting up to speed on I-95 in North Carolina

by Ronald Brock, project manager at S.T. Wooten Situated between the cities of Fayetteville and Dunn in North Carolina is a notoriously busy 18-mile stretch of I-95. Traffic is constant in the area with freight trucks and tourists traveling up and down the East Coast. And while it serves as an important component to the […]

Urban demolition project uses atomized mist to comply with dust regulations

Urban demolition project uses atomized mist to comply with dust regulations

A Colorado demolition firm with a reputation for environmental stewardship on complex large-scale projects has successfully complied with strict urban dust suppression regulations throughout a sensitive 18-month demolition project, from structural implosion to site clearing. Using two atomized misting cannons to control dust created by the takedown, Colorado Cleanup Corporation (CCC) was able to demolish […]

Fluid bridge repair

Fluid bridge repair

Contractor uses robots to speed up Utah’s largest Hydrodemolition bridge repair Infrastructure repair is a hot topic today, and rightfully so. From potholes to deteriorating bridges, keeping up with repairs — and finding the money to do so — is a constant struggle. In an effort to complete jobs faster and win more bids, contractors […]

Wirtgen’s W 210 Fi large milling machine: Master of efficiency in action

Wirtgen’s W 210 Fi large milling machine: Master of efficiency in action

Milling layers separately A total of three W 210 Fi machines demonstrated the added value of their technological innovations during rehabilitation of the A 31 motorway, which connects the A 4 Milan-Venice motorway with the Alps. The task on a 1.4 km section in the province of Vicenza was to mill the pavement off to a […]

Linde-Griffith saves owner millions with BAUER FDP change up

Linde-Griffith saves owner millions with BAUER FDP change up

Linde-Griffith Construction Company may be 111 years old but the contractor is far from set in its ways. This is why the owner and engineer of a multi-story condo project in Hackensack, N.J. called on them when its original contractor was unable to reach bearing capacity on a test pile program. The end result was […]

Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers

An estimated 7% of the U.S. fatalities recorded by MSHA between 1995 and 2011 occurred in a confined space. To reduce that number, conveyor operators are wise to understand exactly how a confined space is defined, and to consider what they can do to prevent serious injuries. Many factors can cause bulk materials to adhere […]

The road to maximum efficiency

The road to maximum efficiency

Asphalt maintenance contractor finds a custom solution to increase productivity There aren’t enough hours in a day. Every sealcoat operator, manager and company president has found themselves thinking this at one point or another. Even without unexpected equipment breakdowns, weather delays or staffing shortfalls, there are plenty of small things that eat away at productivity, […]

Burke keeps first pile driving project straight with RTG piling rig

Burke keeps first pile driving project straight with RTG piling rig

Burke Construction Inc.’s first pile driving project was no easy task. The job at hand for this heavy civil contractor was to install a steel seawall in Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, but this was no straight line of sheet piles in the middle of the beach. Burke’s task was to frame the border of […]

Two Grove cranes repair gantry crane at Australia’s first automated port

Two Grove cranes repair gantry crane at Australia’s first automated port

McKay United, an equipment rental and service company in Australia, deployed a Grove GMK7450 and a GMK5250L to repair a derailed gantry crane at Australia’s first automated port — Victoria International Container Terminal in Port Melbourne. The project was the biggest lift McKay United has completed since owning both Grove all-terrain cranes. “The gantry had […]

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

Variable frequency drive: Unmatched versatility in dust suppression via atomized mist

PEORIA, IL — In a move designed to bring unparalleled versatility to its lineup of highly-successful dust suppression equipment, BossTek has introduced an optional variable frequency drive (VFD) system that allows users to adjust air flow to suit a broader range of applications and working environments. Driven by customer input from a number of different […]

Intelligent compaction is the key

Intelligent compaction is the key

by Jeff Winke The most elemental meaning of the word “compaction,” is the exertion of force on something so that it becomes more dense. In the realm of road construction, compaction is considered one of the most important processes in pavement and roadway surface construction. It is necessary in order to attain high quality and […]

The Rock Shop – Grand Junction’s premiere landscape decorative rock supplier

The Rock Shop – Grand Junction’s premiere landscape decorative rock supplier

Commentary by Jon M. Casey Routinely, you will find an article here that highlights the “nuts and bolts” of a business operation with information that includes production details, the history of the company and an interview of one of the key people involved with the operation. In the case of Grand Junction’s “The Rock Shop,” […]

Kelpe Contracting: In service to others

Kelpe Contracting: In service to others

All you need to know about Tom Kelpe can be summed up by a story from his childhood. His father, Claude Howard Kelpe, dug the foundation for an addition to their modest home — by hand — at about the same time that the first backhoe loaders were hitting the market. When Claude started Kelpe […]

First R1000S crusher leaving the new factory

First R1000S crusher leaving the new factory

Since the middle of 2019, Rockster Austria International GmbH has owned a 10,000 m² company premises in Neumarkt im Mühlkreis (Upper Austria) to establish its own production of the innovative Rockster crusher series. “Producing such a technologically sophisticated machine is a special challenge,” says CEO Wolfgang Kormann. “The biggest problem was adapting the material flow […]

Selkirk’s Finke Equipment becomes exclusive U.S. distributor for ShoulderMaster attachment

Selkirk’s Finke Equipment becomes exclusive U.S. distributor for ShoulderMaster attachment

Beginning in 1977, literally as a two-man operation, Finke Equipment (then Finke & Sons) has grown into an authorized dealer and service agent for such top construction equipment brand names as Kobelco, Bobcat, Hamm, Doosan, Wirtgen and Vogele. Recently added to those names is ShoulderMaster, manufactured in Australia by Stabilcorp. Finke Equipment is the sole […]

BAUER BGs bore boulders below Brooklyn

BAUER BGs  bore boulders  below Brooklyn

Two yellow masts peek high above the jam-packed city streets of Brooklyn, NY. While it was not obvious to passersby, Urban Foundation/Engineering was using two state of the art BAUER BG Drilling Rigs from Equipment Corporation of America (ECA) to literally conquer an underground boulder field in preparation for a 25-story residential building known as […]

A cautionary tale: Individuals can be held liable for OSHA fines

A cautionary tale:  Individuals can be held liable for OSHA fines

On the Front Lines with Fisher Phillips by Travis Vance and Pamela Williams What happens if an employer refuses to pay a fine assessed by OSHA? The short answer is that the obligation to pay the penalty doesn’t simply evaporate if a company refuses to comply. In fact, the company isn’t the only one that […]

Zero-gap flange spreading in restricted-clearance conditions

Zero-gap flange spreading in restricted-clearance conditions

The Mohawk Valley Water Authority (MVWA) is a regional water system serving approximately 130,000 customers in the greater Utica, NY, area. The MVWA distribution system consists of a network of mains, pump stations, four reservoirs, 24 storage tanks, 23 master meter stations and 89 pressure regulating altitude valve stations. Approximately 700 miles of mains for transmission […]

Construction worker fatigue: Mitigating risks through tech & safety culture

Construction worker fatigue: Mitigating risks through tech & safety culture

Source: CONEXPO/CON-AGG Due to the constant movement of people and equipment on a jobsite, construction jobs demand high levels of alertness. Sleep deprivation and fatigue affect many aspects of worker safety (including response time, motor control and decision-making ability, to name a few) and can easily go unnoticed. Todd Dawson, project manager for fatigue services, […]

Should I lease or should I buy?

Should I lease or should I buy?

Getting to the bottom line With Dannible & McKee, LLP by Brian W. Johnson CPA, CFE, CCIFP One of the age-old dilemmas a company faces is whether it makes more sense to lease construction equipment or to purchase it outright. The answer depends on your individual circumstances, as both directions have distinct advantages and disadvantages. […]