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A $40-million project is underway to transform the former home of Minor League Baseball’s Columbus Clippers into a state-of-the-art racetrack and automotive research and training center.
Earlier this year, a general contractor was commissioned by the United States Coast Guard to remove an old concrete wharf and several finger piers at the military organization’s boat station in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Gruesome Experiment Shows The Deadly Reality Of Falling Objects On Job Sites You’ve heard it time and time again – to wear safety gear – and hopefully you’re already implementing the best safety practices on job sites including wearing hardhats. For a friendly and somewhat gruesome reminder, the people at Black & Veatch conducted a little experiment using watermelons to show just how brutal receiving a blow to the head by a dropped object can be (with and without a hardhat on). In the video you can see three different objects of various weights that are typically found on jobsites. With a bunch of watermelons as their test dummies, they used a height of 30 feet to drop the objects directly onto them. By the time these objects reach the ground they have a shocking amount of impact. For example: a one-pound bolt after being dropped 30 feet can have an impact of almost 3000 pounds of force (which is almost as much as that of a hippo’s jaws). In the video the crew conducting the experiment grimace and wince as some of the objects obliterate the unsuspecting watermelons. They even refer to the exploded fruit as “brain matter.”...
The construction of an elevated toll highway in Mexico City required the removal of ten large reinforced concrete sculptures, measuring between 7 and 22 meters tall (23 and 72 feet), from the roadside of an existing highway.
A couple contacted a polishing contractor to find the right type of flooring to meet their needs. While the upstairs floor of their new home was to have natural hardwood floors, a more hard-wearing material was desirable for the 1,000-square-foot ground floor.