[VIDEO] Watch Live Footage of Atlanta’s I-85 Rebuild After Collapse

At the end of March 2017, a massive fire underneath Atlanta’s I-85, a major highway that handles around 243,000 vehicles each day, caused a large section to collapse.  Since then, it has left traffic in the area in rough shape, and Atlanta is already known for their bad traffic, especially ITP.  That’s hip Atlanta terminology that stands for “Inside the Perimeter,” or inside of the 285 outer belt.

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Philadelphia Construction Site Places Ban on “Foul Language”

Many could argue that peanut butter and jelly or spaghetti and meat balls go together about as well as cursing and construction job site. Sometimes I find myself surprised that there are more curse words written into construction proposals. 

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Trump Signs Measure to Eliminate OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

Construction industry groups are applauding President Donald Trump’s decision to sign a measure that eliminates a rule that would allow OSHA to issue citations for recordkeeping violations up to 5 years old.  The previous statute of limitations was 6 months. 

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Is The Construction Law Landscape Changing?

The following is a guest post written by Laurence Banville, Esq.

Construction is on the rise again, especially in the Northeast region of the U.S. The attractive landscapes of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and New York are drawing people back to the east coast. People are finding that they can get that country home feel with metropolitan access, and most are building new homes and businesses in these states for that very reason. Of course, with new and increased construction comes new and increased personal injury cases. Newer technology and methods of construction are also changing the frequency and types of injuries too. All those changes seem to be changing construction law practice.

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Nominate Your Favorite Construction Podcast for Best of 2017!

It’s that time again to begin Construction Junkie’s annual search for the best construction podcast!  Last year, newcomer to the scene ConTechTrio took home the crown for best podcast and they’re continuing to make waves on the platform, with interviews with heavy hitter guests from the world of construction each episode. 2015’s winner was Cesar Abeid’s Construction Industry Podcast, but unfortunately there have not been any new shows released since August of 2015.

read on to nominate your favorite podcast

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[VIDEO] Angry Husband Fills Wife’s Car with Concrete

Doing something in the name of revenge typically is never a good idea.  Concrete truck operators getting involved with that revenge is probably an even worse idea.  But, anger makes people do weird things, including video taping said revenge.

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[VIDEO] Massive Landslide Swallows Construction Site in India

As harmless as it looks, dirt can be one of the biggest hazards on any construction site.  It’s heavy and is bound to collapse without warning unless proper safety measures are taken into account.  Landslides are essentially no different than trench collapses, without proper shoring or sloping, you could be putting worker’s lives in danger.

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World’s First Modular Plastic Bridge Debuts in UK

One of the most challenging issues with modular construction, of any kind, is the sheer size and weight of many of the components that need to be transported and lifted in place once onsite. That presents a specifically tough situation for jobsites that are not easy to get to.  Arup, a design, engineering, and consulting team in the United Kingdom, has developed and successfully implemented what they say is the “world’s first modular glass-fiber, reinforced polymer bridge.” You may remember Arup from their testing of a “living wall” scaffolding cover that we wrote about last year.

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America’s First Full Scale Heated Concrete Slabs Being Tested at Iowa Airport

Snow causes all kinds of travel nightmares and not just on the roads.  Snow and ice can cause major airline delays and flight cancellations.  Because of these issues (and the large amounts of money to be gained by solving them) several different groups of researchers have been hard at work figuring out ways to reduce and remove snow and ice from pavement without the need for chemicals and snow plows. The first technology to get a full scale test slab installed at an American airport, however, came from Iowa State University professor Halil Ceylan.

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OSHA Issues First Contractor Citation Press Release Since Trump Inauguration

Prior to January 20th, 2017, it was almost a daily occurrence for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a press release about a large fine they have recently levied against businesses.  Since January 20th, news coming directly from OSHA has been extremely sparse.  There were some updates, like the delay of their new silica dust exposure rule and information about their “Safe and Sound Campaign,”  but nothing about recent fines and citations.

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