Top Down Wall Construction (Soil Nails)

Top Down Wall Construction (Soil Nails)

On a couple of our projects recently, we needed retaining walls built in “cut earth sections” as opposed to “fill earth sections”. In these projects we needed top down construction and a method that afforded easy accessibility and we were dealing with earth that would only be “cut” and not “filled.” The alternative? What you [Read More]

Looking Ahead at Construction Materials

Looking Ahead at Construction Materials

As the economy continues to improve, construction demand is slowly increasing. As a result, the demand for construction materials is also increasing and one has to assume those costs will continue to go up throughout 2011. Recently, I was talking with one of our fabricators who supplies steel for projects throughout the nation and he [Read More]

Connectivity to Spark Jobsite Innovation

After talking with someone about the movie Taking Woodstock, I got to thinking that this monumental event took place prior to the advent of the Internet, cell phones, social media sites and even before the invention of the fax machine and overnight mail, which surfaced in the early 1980s. Even without these tools we now [Read More]

Jeans or Slacks for Work? How About Both.

Jeans or Slacks for Work? How About Both.

Working in the construction industry, I am constantly torn about what to wear to work. Should I be in our office wearing a suit, or out in the field in jeans? While most businesses are content to be removed in their office towers where the work environment consists of copiers, printers and conference calls, I [Read More]