Month: May 2014

Construction on Atlanta’s New Braves Stadium Set to Break Ground in July

For those awaiting Atlanta’s new Braves stadium, it’s overdue and for those opposed to it, it’s too soon. For all concerned, the first construction phase of the stadium is finally set for July 15, 2014. That’s when preliminary site clearing begins and, by September, grading should be in full operation. The legions of local contractors …

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Are Unstable Slopes and Logging Repercussions Responsible for the Washington Landslide?

The deadly Washington landslide that struck the community of Oso, 55 miles northeast of Seattle, in March 2014 has renewed longstanding concerns about the consequences of logging in the area. While the slide occurred in weather conditions of heavy rain which typically destabilizes hillsides, the area has also seen substantial clear-cut logging. State and federal …

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Construction Materials of the Future: What to Know About These New Options

In this era of high-tech research and development no sector stands still, including the construction materials industry. New methods to reduce the labor intensity of construction while promoting values like energy conservation, environmental suitability and superior performance are emerging in laboratories and may one day arrive at the worksite. Though 2x4s and masonry won’t disappear …

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Construction Safety Tips for Those in the Home Building Industry

Because construction sites can be inherently dangerous places, construction safety tips should be regularly emphasized to both workers and contractors alike. Injuries can cost a project in many ways. First and foremost, the affected worker suffers pain and possible disability, as well as lost income. The builder assumes the potential cost of higher insurance rates …

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