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  • Word-of-the-Month: Geopier

    Geopier Geopiers are stiff rock columns that are drilled deep into the earth’s surface to a hard, non-yielding depth. The columns provide support to a building’s foundation and reinforce the soil when the existing ground is unstable, wet, or unsuitable for building construction. Each geopier column is strategically placed directly.. More

    1 Apr 2020 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Scaffolding

    Scaffolding Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to provide support for a work crew during construction, maintenance, or repair of buildings, bridges, and all other man-made structures. It provides a safe working platform and access to materials for workers. There are seven common types of scaffolding, they are made of.. More

    2 Mar 2020 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Bidding

    Bidding Construction bidding is the process of providing a proposal to build or manage the construction of a building. During the bidding process, construction documents (plans and specifications) are published to interested parties. The process of forming a bid begins with examining construction plans and performing material quantity takeoffs. Fun.. More

    3 Feb 2020 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Pull Planning

    Pull Planning Pull planning consists of developing a coordinated plan to complete work for a project or phase utilizing a backward pass. The process includes all who are directly responsible for supervising the work on the project to help create buy-in from all project participants. Fun Fact Pull planning is.. More

    6 Jan 2020 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Housekeeping Pad

    Housekeeping Pad A housekeeping pad, also referred to as a concrete pad, is a slab of concrete used to elevate a pump and facilitate anchoring bolts. Pumps are not typically anchored directly to the floor; therefore, housekeeping pads provide a solid anchor to protect the pump and motor from shallow.. More

    4 Dec 2019 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Wallcovering

    Wallcovering A wallcovering is a flexible sheet of sized material, such as paper, fabric, vinyl, or plastic, that is laminated and printed with a repeat pattern for pasting on a wall. Wallcoverings serve as decoration and protection for interior walls. Examples of wallcoverings include wallpaper and textured fabric. Fun Fact.. More

    1 Nov 2019 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Tower Crane

    Tower Crane Tower cranes are large cranes that are used to lift heavy objects on large construction sites. They are a modern form of a balance crane that had been used for centuries. The crane is used during construction to lift steel, concrete, large tools, and a variety of other.. More

    2 Oct 2019 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: Hot Work

    Hot Work Hot work encompasses any activity which results in sparks, fire, molten slag, or hot material which has the potential to cause fires or explosions. Examples of hot work on construction sites include burning, welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, grinding, using fire or spark producing tools or other work that.. More

    3 Sep 2019 |
  • Word-of-the-Month: H-piles

    H-piles H-piles are structural beams that are used extensively in deep foundation applications to add stiffness and support for large structures. They shift high load bearing capabilities to deeper bearing soils when the surface soils lack the necessary support properties. Modern h-piles are traditionally made of steel or concrete, but.. More

    1 Aug 2019 |