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Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction project gone wrong

Brian Ethridge - Aug 28, 2014

Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction project gone wrong

Drivers headed west on Highway 19 near Northfield, Minnesota, found an unpleasant surprise on their vehicles. Commuters saw signs warning of road construction, but didn't think anything of it until they exited their vehicles after reaching their destination. That's when ...

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5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Brian Ethridge - Aug 04, 2014

5 easy ways to beat the heat at a construction site

Outdoor construction sites rarely see ideal temperatures, especially during the dog days of summer. Workers may spend hours under the sun, which can be a huge health hazard if certain safety procedures aren’t taken. Surviving the hottest days of the year ...

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Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Patty Vaughan - Jul 04, 2014

Prevent heat-related illness with knowledge and preparation

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and 4,120 heat-related illnesses. To help combat these numbers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched its Campaign ...

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Provision in WRRDA would boost P3s for water projects

Amanda Bayhi - May 28, 2014

Provision in WRRDA would boost P3s for water projects

The $12.3 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) that was recently approved by the House and Senate would boost public-private partnerships (P3s), and those P3s are getting mixed reviews, The Hill reports. A water infrastructure advocacy group, Boston, Mass.-based Corporate ...

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Blasting concrete and bubble gum

John Latta - Feb 07, 2013

Blasting concrete and bubble gum

At World of Concrete and NLB showing its 6600 UHP Hydrodemolition System. With enough water pressure to chew through six inches of concrete (and leave the re-bar) or just work with damaged concrete surfaces to prepare for an overlay ...

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Road Science Tutorial

Brooke Wisdom - Mar 01, 2011

Road Science Tutorial

Partnerships Promote Preservation Philosophy Regional Partnerships Link State, Local Agencies with State-of-the-Art Pavement Preservation Practice. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor As road agencies strapped for cash look for ways to optimize their limited dollars, many are taking a much closer look at the ...

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FHWA chooses CH2M Hill in sustainable highway project

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 14, 2010

CH2M HILL, an industry leader in sustainability services for transportation, water, energy, and climate change, was recently selected by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to lead a team in the identification of the characteristics of a sustainable highway, and ...

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Texas Transportation Institute awarded $500K to study off-road construction equipment NOx

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 23, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Texas Transportation Institute's (TTI's) Center for Air Quality Studies a $500,000 grant two-year project will monitor nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of road construction equipment before and after the installation of an emission reduction ...

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