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Case History: How a Design-Build Approach Kept a Florida DOT Project on Schedule

Sep 06, 2013

Case History: How a Design-Build Approach Kept a Florida DOT Project on Schedule

All construction delivery methods have characteristics that may make them appealing, depending on the project’s needs and the owner’s desires for cost control, schedule and risk. It is important to note that, no matter what construction delivery method is selected for ...

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Batteries Have Changed – Has Your Battery Charger?

Jul 31, 2013

Batteries Have Changed – Has Your Battery Charger?

Battery composition and construction have changed drastically in the past decade. New battery chemistries, such as AGM and Gel Cell types, are gaining traction with vehicle manufacturers and are becoming increasingly present as aftermarket alternatives. In addition, new battery constructions, ...

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Guest Blog: A new deal

Jul 29, 2013

Guest Blog: A new deal

With the housing market showing signs of new life and public infrastructure spending high on the agenda, it’s possible to believe that the long, nuclear winter of recession in road-building may just be drawing to an end. In May, monthly home ...

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Contributed Story: Fort Worth’s gateway bridge project

May 27, 2013

Contributed Story: Fort Worth’s gateway bridge project

City of Fort Worth, Texas DOT, Sundt Construction collaboratively redesign West 7th Street Bridge The West 7th Street Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas, is handling its heaviest loads ever as a dozen 300-ton arches are moved into place as part of ...

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Contributed Story: Holland Surveyors founder launches road slope measurement tool with Fowler Wyler Inclinometer

May 24, 2013

Contributed Story: Holland Surveyors founder launches road slope measurement tool with Fowler Wyler Inclinometer

Fowler Wyler Clinotronic Plus enables land survey company’s Accu-Slope product to improve measurement accuracy and speed The Challenge About eight years ago, Holland Surveyors served as a road survey subcontractor to paving companies with the South Carolina State Department of Transportation’s (DOT) ...

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Contributed Story: Robust Roads

May 20, 2013

Contributed Story: Robust Roads

Expanded clay lightweight aggregate used in chip seal surface treatments provided cost savings and a high friction score for Louisiana Highway 3147. Daily rains, high tides and south winds of hurricane caliber had taken their toll on Louisiana Highway 3147, a ...

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APWA Snow Conference: From Impacts to Education

Apr 08, 2013

APWA Snow Conference: From Impacts to Education

A multi-million-dollar road project produces the tools for a traveling teaching system in South Carolina. Educators believe that show-and-tell is a good way to educate children. Many elementary and middle school students are experiencing both show and tell in their study ...

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Guest Blog: The Gas Tax Dilemma – Financing Transportation and Fueling Prosperity

Mar 17, 2013

Guest Blog: The Gas Tax Dilemma – Financing Transportation and Fueling Prosperity

Ever feel like a victim of your own success? Let me explain. As you probably are aware, the lion’s share of revenue for infrastructure repair, ongoing maintenance, traffic operations and new construction comes from federal and state fuel taxes. That worked ...

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Guest Blog from NAPA: It looks the same – but it isn’t

Nov 28, 2012

Guest Blog from NAPA: It looks the same – but it isn’t

As the dust from the 2012 elections settles, the political landscape looks the same as it did before the election. President Barack Obama will serve another four years, the Democratic Party remains the majority in the U.S. Senate, and Republicans ...

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Dowel bar retrofit for lasting road repairs

Nov 20, 2012

Dowel Bar Retrofit (DBR), used in conjunction with other Concrete Pavement Restoration (CPR) practices such as diamond grinding, can return a concrete roadway to a structurally sound, smooth condition that can exceed the smoothness and noise values attained at the ...

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In Court

Nov 12, 2012

In Court

Court focuses on lack of a written Change Order in nixing subcontractor’s claim   By Brian Morrow     Construction projects rarely proceed exactly as planned. Changes are somewhat the norm in construction. As a result, most construction contracts contain provisions relating to changes and extra ...

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GUEST BLOG: What the re-election of President Obama, Republican House majority, Democratic Senate majority means for the construction industry

Nov 12, 2012

GUEST BLOG: What the re-election of President Obama, Republican House majority, Democratic Senate majority means for the construction industry

During the 2012 presidential campaign, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney gave relative lip service to the subject of rebuilding America’s faltering infrastructure. Rather than positioning infrastructure as an integral part of the nation’s fabric, both treated construction funding ...

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