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Get 10 Years of weather data to help snow removal estimates

Patty Vaughan - Oct 17, 2014

Get 10 Years of weather data to help snow removal estimates

  In the fall of 2011, Go iLawn released its Snow Proposal Builder to help people prepare snow and ice management estimates. However, Go iLawn quickly discovered that estimates also need to be based on weather data as well. To help with this problem, the company re-launched ...

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Construction error and weather causes new pavement to crumble within hours

Brian Ethridge - Sep 19, 2014

Construction error and weather causes new pavement to crumble within hours

Emergency highway repairs were needed on Interstate 65, near Corridor X, in Alabama following a construction error. Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials say the wrong pavement mix, and weather, caused fresh asphalt to start crumbling and breaking apart just ...

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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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Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness

Contributed - Apr 11, 2014

Essential Communication for Winter Emergency Preparedness

Should snow bosses interpret a 70-percent chance for snow after midnight to mean that crews should be on the road by midnight? Maybe – maybe not. Having conversations with your meteorologists – public or private – will help your department ...

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What your agency needs to know about how this year’s cold and snow might affect spring weather

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 10, 2014

What your agency needs to know about how this year’s cold and snow might affect spring weather

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring weather. Sure, I love winter sports and playing in the snow with my kids, but this winter has been particularly rough with extreme winter weather. It has certainly done a ...

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Market report: Weather factors into low highway market

John Latta - Jun 04, 2013

Market report: Weather factors into low highway market

Just how much of a factor was winter weather in highway construction work in the first three months of this year? Perhaps quite a significant factor. Comparing the value of work being done Q1 this year with the same quarter last year, ...

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