March 15, 2017 03:22
In the first song of the broadway smash-hit Hamilton, James Madison describes how a young Alexander Hamilton realizes that opportunity lies just beyond his grasp. “Our man sees his future, drip, dripping down the drain,” says Madison....
July 15, 2016 12:09
Any contractor who works in erosion control can tell you that trying to control a river is no piece of cake. In point of fact, it is literally a herculean task to control a stream. One of Hercules’ 12 labors involved diverting two rivers to clean 30 years of filth from the stables of King Augeas....
July 15, 2016 12:09
You’re tooling along the Interstate, and before you know it, the visibility drops down to zero. Not from fog, driving rain or blowing snow, but from a huge cloud of dust....
Nov. 17, 2015 10:43
"We’re excited to announce that  we’re breaking ground tomorrow on our brand-new (fill in the blank) development.” How many times have you heard that phrase? It points up the fact that construction of anything almost always involves ‘breaking ground,’ i....
Jan. 17, 2011 05:02
The United States is a land that is extremely varied in its topographical, climatic and biological influences. While the country is overseen by a central government, individual states are afforded many rights to apply rules as they see fit....
Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
Bruce Ritchie applied for a permit that would allow him to construct and operate stormwater treatment facilities during the construction of the Blue Heron Pointe housing subdivision in Seaside, Oregon. An April 2011 inspection revealed that he had failed to implement many of the controls required by the permit....
July 19, 2010 05:16
THOSE INVOLVED IN ANY ASPECT OF THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY WILL LIKELY understand the importance of erosion control, but what they might not know as much about is sediment control. There are many different measures one can take to provide effective erosion control, but none of these will ever ensure 100 percent protection from erosion....
July 15, 2015 12:26
Water always follows the path of least resistance. Usually, this isn’t a problem. Irrigating our crops, filling our reservoirs, even filtering our groundwater is all made possible by gravity working on water. Sometimes, though, gravity is not your friend. Sometimes water pools where it shouldn’t and causes drainage problems, great and small. Let’s take a look at some major and minor dra...
Jan. 13, 2014 03:33
You understand that construction, revegetation, and slope stabilization work always produces dust and, as the contractor on a project, it is your responsibility to contain it. It’s your job to manage the hundreds of billions of dust particles, smaller than the thickness of a....
May 15, 2015 06:08
They’re available in 3" diecast aluminum Bullet or 3" galvanized steel Arrowhead anchors with 1/8" X 36" galvanized/stainless cable. The complete assembly includes a strong, high-density polypropylene 3.5" green anchor disk with slots for root penetration, and an aluminum Quickvise with galvanized steel jaws for ultimate gripping of the cable....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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