Video Shows How Highways Were Paved in the 1940s

As America’s infrastructure is continually described as “crumbling,”  I thought it would be a good time to take a look back to how highways were paved around 70 years ago.  A lot has changed in the past seven decades, but you might be surprised by how similar paving still is.

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[VIDEO] Hi Rise Building Collapse During Demolition Critically Injures 1 in Miami

On Monday morning, a 13 story building in Miami Beach that was being prepped for demolition suddenly collapsed, injuring one Project Manager that was struck by debris.

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How and Why Sydney, Australia’s Next Tallest Building is Using the Top Down Construction Method

One of the best parts (for me, anyway) of large developments that cost hundreds of millions of dollars being built is being able to learn about different construction methods that can reduce costs or deliver the project sooner than traditional methods.  The Crown Sydney, a future 890 foot tall tower in Australia, is using a method called “top down construction” to shorten their project schedule and avoid additional hazards on the $740 million project.

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[VIDEO] Unfinished Bridge in Colombia Demolished after Partial Collapse Killed 10

In January of 2018, ten construction workers were killed and another eight were injured when a bridge spanning the Chirajara canyon in Columbia partially collapsed.  That collapse has since been blamed on a poor design, reports have stated. Last week, the remaining sections of the bridge were demolished in dramatic fashion.

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[VIDEO] Watch the Tallest Building to Ever Be Demolished by Implosion

A couple weeks ago, we shared a list of the 100 tallest buildings to ever be demolished.  One of the most interesting things that I learned while researching for that article was that although Detroit’s Greater Department Hudson Store was not the tallest building on the list (it was #21), it was the tallest on the list to actually be imploded.

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Breathtaking Video of Last Construction Platform Being Removed from Space Needle’s $100M Reno

Back in September of 2017, the $100 million renovation of the Seattle Space Needle began with the installation of a 28,000 pound scaffold system ring designed to circle the famous saucer shaped top of the Needle.

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[VIDEO] Simultaneous Demolition of Two 462 Feet Tall Cooling Towers

One thing’s for sure, the only thing better than one structure being demolished is two structures being demolished at the same time.  Late last week, a decommissioned Florida Power Plant saw to the implosion of two 462 feet tall cooling towers in spectacular fashion.

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[VIDEO] 5 Knots Every Construction Worker Should Know

Learning to tie several useful knots has been on my to-do list for a while now and I’m reminded of that every time I tie some insane knot that’s way too loose or nearly impossible to un-tie.  I guess one of my my biggest hurdles is figuring out which knots would be most useful for me.

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[VIDEO] Watch A Window Fall 500 Feet to the Ground After Cable Snaps

Construction crews were preparing to replace window glazing on the 47-story tall Wellhouse na Leninskom tower in Moscow, Russia, when a cable snapped just as the window was about to reach the top of the structure

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[VIDEO] A Horse Had to Be Lifted Out of a Construction Trench by a Helicopter

It’s a tale (tail) as old as time: a horse walks into a construction trench, gets stuck, has to be lifted out of it by a helicopter.  The trench didn’t appear to be that deep, so I don’t think OSHA is going to need to get involved with this one.

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