women in the construction industry
Recruiting Women to Construction Jobs
The labor shortage is a common topic throughout the United States. Does it seem as though you are having a hard time finding qualified workers for your company? Part of the struggle could be because you are only looking at half the potential workforce. From a competitive salary to a rewarding career, women represent untapped
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drug testing in the construction industry
Drug and Alcohol Testing in 2020
With the increase in states legalizing the recreational use of marijuana this has raised concerns for many company’s and their Zero-Tolerance Policies. However, none of the state-specific laws affect federal drug testing policies for CDL holders, what does this mean for each company’s policies that they have in place? For Construction Pros writes: “New legislation
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concrete technology
Extending the Life of Concrete
A company in Japan is developing a new concrete that will extend the life of concrete to more than 200 years. That is more than double the current lifespan of concrete today. According to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the heavy industry company plans to commercialize the technology by the end of this
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pavement news
2020 Pavement Budget
It looks like roads in the United States will be getting a facelift in 2020. In December, the House of Representatives approved a 1.29 billion increase in highway and core transit program investment. Should this pass in the Senate as well, transportation funding will boost to over 4 billion. For Construction Pros reports that: “it
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asphalt facts
The Market for Asphalt Pavement
It might come as no surprise that over 350 million tons asphalt pavement is produced every year. And that is just in the United States. Asphalt mixtures pave our roads, streets, parking lots, walking trails, airports, and so much more. What is suprising is that there are only roughly 3,500 asphalt mix production sites in
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pavement trends
Using Labs to Create the Best Asphalt
Unless you work in the pavement industry, asphalt and concrete are just ways to get to where you need to go. Many people don’t ever think about the process behind the roads they drive on every day. By creating the best asphalt possible, it is ensuring not only quality roads but longevity as well. Creating
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autonomous rollers improve roadways
Are Autonomous Rollers the Solution?
An international technology company named Semcon has recently developed a system for autonomous compactor operation. The compactor was designed to increase efficiency and quality during road construction. The Norwegian company hopes to elimate difficult work for staff, reduce time that is needed to build new roads, and increase the lifespan of roadways. Having a roadway
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pavement tips
20 Tips To Ensure Success to your Pavement Project
Any time work begins on a new construction project, there seems to be a handful of problems to arise before the project even begins. Many times, this is because contractors hastily throw together a bid in an effort to win the bid or because they take shortcuts that will affect the work itself and the
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what causes a pothole
The Mystery of Potholes
The pothole. Oh, how we loathe thee. Did you know that hitting a pothole can have the same impact to your car as a 35 mph accident? It is no wonder that every spring there are more cars in the shops looking for alignment work. This damage to your car can cost an average of over
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pavement maintenance
The Biggest Pavement Maintenance Trends from 2019
It is hard to believe that we are in the final weeks of 2019 and 2020 is quickly approaching. With the year coming to a close, we take a look back at one of the biggest pavement maintenance trend that we noticed this past year. One key development according to is that the use
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