OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine Update
Sep13

OSHA’s Multi-Employer Worksite Doctrine Update

….Civil and Criminal Liability By Mark A. Lies and Adam R. Young Multi-employer worksites have long complicated labor and employment law compliance, raising difficult questions as to which company constitutes an employee’s “employer” for purposes of federal and state law. The NLRB has taken a rigorous approach, targeting multi-employer worksites and finding alleged “joint employers” liable for labor law violations. The federal...

Read More
Ahead of the Curve
Sep13

Ahead of the Curve

Radial Cutting Techniques Refurbish Factory Floor Employees at a plastics manufacturing facility were getting that sinking feeling. Shortly after operations were expanded at the facility, owners found that the increased volume of material carts being moved around the factory floor on steel rollers had caused grooves to form in the concrete along the carts’ main travel routes. This led to navigation problems with the carts and a...

Read More
One to Beam Up
Sep13

One to Beam Up

Star Cutter Transports Defective Concrete from Ramp The use of understrength concrete during the construction of a new motorway off-ramp meant a support beam and its surrounding concrete had to be replaced before the ramp was opened to traffic. The concrete would not have withstood the anticipated volume of traffic traveling over it, which would have led to major structural failure and the endangerment of commuters. A 95-cubic-meter...

Read More
Without Wasting a Drop
Sep13

Without Wasting a Drop

Robotic Demo Brings Down Aging Water Silos (Click Here to see a video of the work) When a demolition contractor faced demolishing two aging concrete silos standing precariously over Santa Fe, New Mexico’s water supply, they knew they had to be innovative. The water intake structures sat in the Nichols and McClure reservoirs on the Santa Fe River and supplied 40 percent of the area’s drinking water. To adjust water flow through dams...

Read More
Journey of the Mayflower
Sep13

Journey of the Mayflower

Cutting Contractor Transforms Dallas Building A major remodeling of a 10-story office building in Dallas, Texas has been completed thanks to the precision and capabilities of a specialty concrete sawing and drilling contractor. Tasks included over 32,500 linear feet of 5-inch-thick suspended slab sawing to create atrium and parking ramp openings, some measuring 125 feet long by 25 feet wide. The 50-year-old building in downtown...

Read More