I’ve been hearing some encouraging housing news. Economic experts are reporting that the devastating housing meltdown the country has been experiencing for some time has just about reached its economic bottom, or is in the process of bottoming out.
Six months after giving pipelines the green light to use high stress pipelines more widely, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is now highlighting safety concerns with new pipelines operating at 80 percent of specified minimum yield strength (SMYS).
Ledcor Projects Inc. was the recipient of the Suncor Energy President’s Operational Excellence Awards in March. The event recognized employees and contractors who showed exceptional safety leadership, environmental excellence and commitment to health and wellness in 2008.
The Heavy Duty Rock Head (Christmas Tree Head) is a durable cutting head that is ideal for bores through soft rock formations, harp pan, shale, gravel, small boulders and other intrusive ground conditions up to 6,000 psi.
Case Construction Equipment has announced a supplier agreement with True Value Co. that enables more than 1,000 True Value Rental, Taylor Rental, Just Ask Rental and Grand Rental Station locations across the United States to purchase Case construction equipment for their rental locations.
The Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering hosted a one-day conference and exhibition on “Construction, Geotechnical and Flooding Issues in Houston & Other Major Cities” at the University of Houston on March 6.