Beijing, China to Place 4 Month Ban on Construction Projects to Reduce Pollution

Rapid growth and the industrialization are the major contributors to China’s noted air quality issues. 4 years ago, the Chinese government issued a “war on pollution” aiming to improve air quality and reduce other environmental hazards, such as land and water contamination.  Air quality is at its worst in the winter months across the country, due to households relying more on coal power to heat residents’ homes.

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[VIDEO] Workers Safely Dismantle Construction Crane Damaged by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma ripped through the Caribbean and landed in South Florida a little over a week ago, sadly killing at least 50 people in Florida and causing plenty of property damage.  High winds that accompanied the storm also caused the collapse of 3 construction cranes – two in Miami and one more in Fort Lauderdale.  The crane in Fort Lauderdale was recently dismantled and the action was caught on video.

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Average Hourly Wage of Heavy Construction Equipment Operators, By State

After sharing average hourly wage data for construction laborers, ranked by state, a little over a week ago, I’ve decided to begin doing the same for the other many different construction related professions.  Our second profession that we’ll be analyzing will be heavy equipment operators.

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[Timelapse] Watch the Atlanta Falcons New Stadium Be Built From the Ground Up

The Atlanta Falcons will play their home opener against the Green Bay Packers this Sunday, 9/17.  As exciting as that is on a normal year, this year will be that much more special as it will also mark the opening of their brand new $1.4 million stadium, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. 

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CAT To Release Their First Ultra-Rugged Tablet for Construction

CAT, the name synonymous with heavy construction equipment across the world, has been slowly adding technology to its brand over the past year.  Early last year, the company announced it would be releasing a rugged smart phone, which was also the first ever to have a built-in thermal imaging camera.  This year, they’re releasing their first step into the world of tablets.

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Researchers Show that Adding Cigarette Butts to Asphalt Reduces Heat Island Effect, Pollution

Asphalt is one of the world’s most popular pavement materials.  Because of that, researchers and scientists are constantly looking for ways to improve upon it.  Additives have been included in some asphalt mixes for years to improve strength, but recently researchers have been getting pretty clever with the types of additives they’re testing.

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Live Construction Site Video Feed Helps Wisconsin Contractor Catch Trespasser

Video feeds on a construction site are not only great for timelapse videos, they can potentially help stop intruders who enter your site.

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Multiple Cranes Have Collapsed in Miami due to Hurricane Irma

As if the high winds and heavy rains weren’t enough of a safety hazard for the people of Florida, citizens who are staying in the area also need to be concerned about the dozens of tower cranes that are still erected throughout downtown.

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Average Hourly Wage of Construction Laborers, By State

The construction industry is in need of workers and the industry is generally struggling to attract younger workers to the job site.  There’s real money to be made in the construction industry, even more so than many other industries.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average yearly median pay for those in the construction industry was around $6,000 higher than all other occupations.   

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