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A Diamond in the Rough: Catwalk Trail Reconstruction

November 29, 2017 - 10:54pm
In a remote area of the Gila National Forest near Glenwood, New Mexico, about 250 miles southwest of Albuquerque, you will find a diamond in the rough – a gem hidden among the canyons and mesas: the historic — and newly restored — Catwalk Trail.

Versatility: The Name of the Concrete Game

November 3, 2017 - 7:49pm
The versatility of materials is just one example of the many changes taking place in specialty trades like concrete and asphalt. Versatility appears to be an ongoing theme for concrete and asphalt contractors — not just in terms of materials, but also when it comes to contractors’ services, abilities, delivery methods and available technologies.

Strategic Scaffolding: Challenges and Solutions

November 3, 2017 - 7:32pm
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, the statistics on scaffold accidents are not particularly encouraging. The CFOI reports that 72 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the incident either to the planking or support giving way, the employee slipping, or being struck by a falling object.

Bats in Bridges

October 29, 2017 - 9:38pm
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?

Bats in Bridges

October 27, 2017 - 5:44pm
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?

Tips for Working Successfully with SWPPP Inspectors

September 26, 2017 - 4:13pm
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.

Overcoming Permit Delays

September 26, 2017 - 2:32pm
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.

Riding the Rails

September 8, 2017 - 8:36pm
The volume of construction material shipped via rail is increasing.

Smarter Than the Average Building

September 6, 2017 - 12:32pm
Smart phones, smart TVs, smart homes and now smart buildings. This rapidly expanding trend changes the way builders construct and owners manage their buildings. “It’s an amazing transformation, and it’s moving quickly,” says Ryan Abbott, senior vice president of Sundt Construction in Phoenix, a member of multiple AGC chapters. He adds that the technology has taken off during the last ...

BOND Wins Stonehill College School of Business Project

August 24, 2017 - 12:03pm
Providence, RI–BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, announces that Stonehill College has selected BOND to provide preconstruction and construction management services for its new Leo J. Meehan School of Business. This project was awarded to BOND and is being managed by the Providence office team, whose leadership has been instrumental ...

BOND Wins Stonehill College School of Business Project

August 24, 2017 - 12:03pm
Providence, RI–BOND, the Northeast’s premier building, civil, utility and energy construction firm, announces that Stonehill College has selected BOND to provide preconstruction and construction management services for its new Leo J. Meehan School of Business. This project was awarded to BOND and is being managed by the Providence office team, whose leadership has been instrumental ...
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