The Dangers of Energy Drinks
Jun01

The Dangers of Energy Drinks

A person can rarely turn on the TV, listen to the radio or flip through a magazine these days without seeing an advertisement for an energy drink. Some of the more recognizable brands include Monster, Rockstar, 5-Hour Energy and Red Bull. These drinks are often marketed towards teenagers and college students, but are often used by adults in order to get an extra “jolt” of energy needed to get through the workday. Concrete cutting,...

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GPR Talk: But Wait, There’s More!
Jun01

GPR Talk: But Wait, There’s More!

GPR technology has been an accepted and routinely used nondestructive method for imaging objects embedded in concrete prior to cutting or coring for several decades. On July 17, 2009, the CSDA released a Best Practice for GPR Concrete Inspection, CSDA-BP-007. It details the general use of GPR for concrete imaging, normal survey applications, and includes scanning with single sided access and slab-on-grade application. However, it was...

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Crumbling Bridge Safely Removed with the Help of Diamond Saws
Jun01

Crumbling Bridge Safely Removed with the Help of Diamond Saws

Bridge Spanned 13 Active Railroad Tracks in Wyoming Residential Neighborhood As infrastructure all over the United States continues to age and deteriorate, literally crumbling away, general contractors are increasingly seeing the value and advantages of using diamond tools to help restore or safely demolish these structures without damaging surrounding structures and keeping those around the area safe. The Clark Street Bridge in...

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Controlling Concrete Dust
Jun01

Controlling Concrete Dust

The cutting, coring, grinding and polishing of dry concrete can generate lots of fine concrete dust. The control, collection, handling and disposal of concrete dust is environmentally sensitive with potentially very costly implications. Concrete dust contains silica and Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) which are hazardous and regulated by OSHA. The purpose of this document is to clarify many aspects of dry concrete dust control...

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