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Posts Tagged ‘Construction’

6 Things to Do to Curb Crane Accidents at Construction Worksites

Monday, January 30th, 2017
crane

Construction sites have stringent safety protocols in place to prevent adverse events and accidents. Even with all the precautions and preventive procedures, fatal injury rate for the industry is quite high. This can be attributed to a number of reasons ranging from oversight on part of site managers to malfunctioning equipment. Another probable cause is the sheer size of the industry where at any given day more than 6.5 million people are at work at work sites numbering an approximate 252,000.

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Pennsylvania DOT: Controlled Bridge Drop

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Pennsylvania DOT: Controlled Bridge Drop

PennDOT performed a controlled drop Wednesday, Oct. 26, of a section of the old PA 903 Bridge in Jim Thorpe, Carbon County.

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Shaping the Future of Construction: A Breakthrough in Mindset and Technology

Thursday, July 7th, 2016
Figure 1: Industry Transformation Framework

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
The Engineering & Construction (E&C) industry strongly affects the economy, the environment and society as a whole. It touches the daily lives of everyone, as quality of life is heavily influenced by the built environment surrounding people. The construction industry serves almost all other industries, as all economic value creation occurs within or by means of buildings or other “constructed assets”. As an industry, moreover, it accounts for 6% of global GDP. It is also the largest global consumer of raw materials, and constructed objects account for 25-40% of the world’s total carbon emissions.

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Utah DOT: Top 2016 Construction Projects

Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Utah DOT: Top 2016 Construction Projects

More than 150 projects are scheduled this season statewide to improve mobility now and in the future. These projects are designed to enhance safety for drivers and pedestrians, improve the flow of traffic and keep Utah’s roads in good condition.

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Nevada DOT: Paving I-580 Time Lapse

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Nevada DOT: Paving I-580 Time Lapse

This is a time lapse video on the paving of the inside two lanes on Southbound I-580 on Monday, August 17th.

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Harrisburg, PA: In Just One Weekend, Bridge Superstructure Demolished & Restored

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Harrisburg, PA: In Just One Weekend, Bridge Superstructure Demolished & Restored

Instead of impacting traffic for roughly a year and a half with traffic restrictions for a bridge superstructure replacement, PennDOT took an innovative approach to replacing a 60-year old structurally deficient bridge superstructure on busy Route 581 in the Harrisburg region.

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Grand Coulee, WA: Removing Scaffolding from the Massive Grand Coulee Dam

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Grand Coulee, WA: Removing Scaffolding from the Massive Grand Coulee Dam

The men doing this work all are wearing lifelines – sometimes the lines are just barely visible in my video.

-couleedamsings on YouTube

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Washington State DOT: Ferry Construction Time Lapse

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

The video captures construction of Washington’s newest Olympic Class ferry, 144-car Tokitae, from the start of construction through summer 2013.

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St. Charles, IL: Red Gate Bridge Construction Time Lapse

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Red Gate Bridge Construction Time Lapse from City of St Charles on Vimeo.

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East Side Access Cost Overruns

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is constructing one of the largest and most complex public works projects in the country, East Side Access (ESA). ESA will bring Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) service to the East Side of Manhattan for the first time, at Grand Central Terminal (GCT). The MTA expects ESA to spur numerous benefits for the region, including faster commutes, expanded transportation options and economic growth.

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