Since the advent of the Industrial Revolution, manufacturers have been devising ways to accomplish more work for less money. A lot has changed in manufacturing since then, but this principle has not. For today’s modern plants, we have five effective ways to reduce manufacturing costs, from more diligent work in the office to better machinery on the factory floor.
Don’t let the freeways fool you, and don’t read too much into the inadequate state of passenger rail in America. The American network of freight rail is still an integral segment of our national infrastructure, allowing goods to travel cross-country with higher efficiency than by highway and lower fuel consumption than by air. As our nation rebuilds itself, part of those efforts will involve expanding our railroads while rehabilitating extant but crumbling tracks. If your firm can play a role in making sure quality railroads and railways keep crisscrossing the nation, here’s a look at some of the equipment needed for railway construction.(more…)
Companies from a wide array of industries use submersible pumps regularly. Municipalities will use submersible pumps to drain a local pond or use it as a filter. A city may also use them for dirtier jobs such as sewage draining. Alternatively, construction companies also use submersible pumps if their job site has standing water or other liquids. Disaster relief organizations such as the American Red Cross may also use submersible pumps in the event of flooding. Make no mistake—the applications of submersible pumps go far beyond the examples just mentioned. But like anything else, submersible pumps can have some issues. If you’d like to learn what the common issues with submersible pumps are, we’ve got you covered in our comprehensive guide below.(more…)
You probably use an excavator and a number of attachments frequently, whether you work in construction, metal recycling, or scrap yards. One of the most useful attachments is an orange peel grapple. That said, if you’re not accustomed to working with orange peel grapples—no problem. We’ve got you covered with a few tips for operating orange peel grapples; read on to learn more.(more…)
Demolition & Reconstruction of St. Petersburgs Pier
A crew from Sonny Glasbrenner Inc., Clearwater, begins to demolish the St. Petersburg Pier on Tuesday. [SCOTT KEELER | Times]
The work marked the beginning of the two-month demolition of the inverted pyramid, which opened in 1973, as well as the start of its $46 million redevelopment as Pier Park. By February, the Pier approach and the Pier head, the area that surrounds the inverted pyramid, will be taken out. In 2010, council members voted for demolition and to build a new Pier, but thousands of petition signers had other ideas. Besides facing a delay, the city has spent about $4 million of its $50 million Pier budget. Of the $46 million that remains, money for construction is set at $33 million. The debris was trucked to demolition contractor Sonny Glasbrenners recycling facility in Clearwater to be sorted and recycled, said Tom Gibson, the citys director of engineering. Kristin Brett, hired by the city to help market the Pier project, said the event will provide an opportunity for people to say goodbye.
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More than 70 percent of the construction and demolition debris generated in the United States is recycled, according Dr. Timothy Townsend of the University of Florida, speaking at C&D World 2015, the annual meeting of the Construction & Demolition Recycling Association, Aurora, Illinois. Townsends remarks were based on a C&D white paper that his research team was commissioned to develop by the CDRA titled Benefits of C&D Recycling. (more…)
The backside of Sleeping Beauty Castle is hidden behind a large scrim with a photo that is actually of the castle’s front side. MARK EADES, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER – STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER
Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle looks a bit odd. The theme park still wants guests to see the castle and the clock-themed attraction with the unforgettable song, so both structures are shielded from view – by massive reproductions. Sleeping Beauty Castle, being done up with new paint and faux diamonds for this summer’s 60th anniversary, is mostly hidden with 4,500 square feet of thin-gauze fabric – adorned with a fancy sketch of the castle in the front, and a photo of the castle on the backside. (more…)
Four separate projects are wrapping up just in time for the start of the new legislative session and the inauguration of Gov. Nathan Deal. Construction is near complete on the new Liberty Plaza across from the Capitols east steps. Also nearly complete is the new home for the Governors Office of Planning and Budget. Its the former home to the Georgia Department of Transportation, the second oldest building on Capitol grounds. (more…)
Scraping, Recycling, Demolition and Construction in the Cold Elements
Anyone working in a cold environment may be at risk of cold stress. Some workers may be required to work outdoors in cold environments and for extended periods.
What constitutes extreme cold and its effects can vary across different areas of the country. In regions that are not used to winter weather, near freezing temperatures are considered “extreme cold.” A cold environment forces the body to work harder to maintain its temperature. Whenever temperatures drop below normal and wind speed increases, heat can leave your body more rapidly. (more…)