A Miraculous Feat amidst the Rubble in Japan

The March 11th earthquake that rocked Japan and devastated entire towns was simply unbelievable. Watching the horrors unfold as the waters rolled across the landscape destroying homes, roads and bridges was like a scene from a science fiction movie and...

/ March 28, 2011

Preparing for disaster: why looking at occupational safety isn’t enough.

Construction safety is a major concern and priority for any contractor. No one wants a job site accident both for the well-being of their employees as well as the liability. Contractors are wise to celebrate and reward their teams for...

/ March 14, 2011

Survey says! Staying Ahead of Automated Surveying and Other Technology

I had the good fortune of reading Houston Neal’s recent blog post, “Automation of Surveying Creates Disruption and Opportunities” on the informative Software Advice blog. Packed with detailed information about how the GPS Machine Control System works (and how it eliminates...

/ March 11, 2011

America’s Roads are Getting Greener

The combined words, “Green Construction,” are now a part of our everyday lexicon. Newly built residential homes raise their profile and their price simply by adding some “green” features – low-flush toilets, recycled wood, solar panels, radiant heating, etc.  Commercial buildings...

/ March 10, 2011

The Road to Nowhere? Not so.

There is no question that major road and highway projects have slowed down in the U.S. Certainly the unpredictable economy is contributing to the slowdown but perhaps a bigger effect has been the end of federally funded projects under the...

/ February 23, 2011