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Bats in Bridges

There is a critical need to repair and replace structurally deficient bridges throughout the U.S. in order to protect public safety and maintain the nation’s transportation network; however, the work can bring a host of challenges in any location. Multiple factors must be considered, from seismic and corrosion concerns to impacts on the environment and the public. But what happens when bats inhabit the bridge as well?

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Tips for Working Successfully with SWPPP Inspectors

In order for a Construction General Permit compliance program to be effective, there must be frequent and efficient communication. Here are some tips to ensure smooth project progress while maintaining compliance with the CGP.

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Overcoming Permit Delays

Given federal budget realities, it is increasingly clear that private sector funding, and especially new partnerships, will be crucial to the success of this key part of the Trump campaign platform. It also apparent that capable contractors will have major opportunities in new infrastructure partnerships.

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Three Questions That Can Help You Better Manage Corrosion

For many, corrosion may seem like a minor problem. A little rust here and there, maybe some pipes weaken and need to be replaced down the road — nothing that can’t be handled. And on a case-by-case basis, this may be true, because sometimes all corrosion amounts to is a little rust.

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Construction Cameras Break Through Barriers in Project Management

Project managers are not the only team members responsible for managing various aspects of construction projects. General contractors, project owners – and their teams – are all involved in making decisions that affect quality, costs and timelines on any project. A construction camera that provides time-lapse capabilities, a well-organized photographic record, and live video serves the interests of all these roles by enabling them to see, track and document jobsite activity even when they’re not at the site.

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Running a Tech-Focused Jobsite

Most contractors agree that project success is largely determined by four factors: time, cost, quality and safety. But there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach. The same is true of technology, in that each company’s journey is unique. This article will help you take a quick look at key areas where technology can make a difference.

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Attention Vertical Contractors: The Public Building Renewal Act of 2017 Matters to You

Since 2010, more than $36 billion in U.S. transportation public-private partnership (PPP) projects have advanced. Over that same period, however, only one public building PPP was constructed. There is one key reason for the lack of PPP activity in public buildings – the U.S. Tax Code.

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Repairing a Foundation When Space, Time and Cost are Issues

Anticipating foundation flaws and building them into the blueprint of your structure puts your building ahead of the game and prevents engineers and contractors from continually having to invest in repairs as time passes.

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Experience Modification Rate: Best Practices for Achieving a Lower Score and Safer Operations

Most professionals in the construction industry appreciate the importance of risk management. Prioritizing safety in construction operations is not only paramount to securing new business and recruiting talent, it’s also an essential component of profitability. While the safety-related anecdotes shared on construction sites and in new employee orientations are important, there is only one measure of safety that underscores a ...

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