by Larry Bernstein While some inventions draw “oohs” and “ahhs” and are duly noted, some things seem to have always existed. Their regular usage is necessary and appreciated yet their existence is often taken for granted. One such item is the hard hat. Believe it or not, the hard hat didn’t always exist. In fact, […]
by Colleen Suo In December we reviewed KPI-JCI Resource Development Manager Erik Schmitd’s seven best practices for optimal crusher maintenance. This month, we’ll look at some elementary dos and don’ts of crusher maintenance, beginning with horizontal shaft impactors. • Check the rotor for wear after making speed adjustments. This will ensure you are not over-penetrating […]
by Jon M. Casey As I begin writing this article (on Jan. 11), at 10 p.m. local time, Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct between South Spokane Street and the south end of the Battery Street Tunnel will close forever. Once that takes place, the scheduled three-week process of intensive construction work by WSDOT to realign State […]
by Jon M Casey In mid-November 2018, I had the privilege of touring the Vac-Con, Inc. manufacturing facility in Green Cove Springs, FL, as a guest of Todd Coleman, Purchasing Supervisor. There, we were able to see how Vac-Con custom-builds more than 300 vacuum trucks per year. What proved to be most fascinating during our […]
In recent years the use of robots in construction has dramatically increased. Initially this was primarily in demolition projects, where compact automated equipment proved useful in a variety of tasks. Now, robots are being found in other construction applications.