Concrete

Concrete Mixing and Pouring Methods

One building material is so prevalent we rarely even think about it. Concrete – strong, stable, dependable. Recently, America got a grim reminder of the importance of concrete – when the Champlain Towers South condo […]

General Equipment

The Perils of Unstructured On-The-Job Training

By Rick Longstaff – VISTA Training Is your operation leaving on-the-job training (OJT) to chance, relying on experienced operators to share the benefits of their knowledge with trainees? If so, you may be opening the door […]

Cranes & Lifting Equipment

Erecting a Tower Crane Made Simple

  View the complete article here. In some cities, tower cranes have become part of the skyline. They seem to be everywhere – constructing high-rises and other tall structures. The mechanics of setting up a […]

Cranes & Lifting Equipment

INTERVIEW: Bigfoot Outrigger Pads

E&C’s interview with Bigfoot Outrigger Pads, an American Family business and only major manufacturer of both custom composite and wooden outrigger pads. E&C: Tell us about the different uses for outrigger pads.  BF: Cranes Utility […]

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Trucks & Hauling

Hazards of Unintended Movement of Dump Truck Body Beds

Preface Performing maintenance work underneath the dump body of a dump truck presents extraordinary hazards to maintenance or servicing personnel. During an OSHA inspection at a heavy construction equipment maintenance shop, an employee was observed […]

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Trucks & Hauling

Breeze Through Road Inspections

By Nycole Brusseau, Product Manager, Trimble We have officially reached the Electronic Logging Device ELD mandate compliance deadline which ended on December 16, 2019. This guide shows what you can expect during an inspection and […]

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Mining & Tunneling

10 Most Impressive Tunnel Projects

View complete article here. If you’re interested in engineering or construction, there are few projects more awe-inspiring than tunnels.  By their very nature, tunnels defy the elements around them.  Depending on where they are located, […]

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Earthmoving & Excavation

Operating Excavators on Slopes

View the complete article here. Working on slopes is challenging for even the most experienced excavator operators. Although your boss loves and appreciates you, they are also concerned for the safety of the equipment. Even […]

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Concrete

Concrete Manufacturing Safety

Introduction  Revenue per employee in the concrete manufacturing industry has increased in the last five years. But, concrete manufacturing poses many risks for the 250,000 employees in this industry. Cement dust alone can cause eye, […]