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EcoClear® Neutralizes Hydrodemolition Water and Removes Particles

Aquajet Systems AB, a global leader in hydrodemolition machine manufacturing, introduces the EcoClear® water filtration system. The innovative machine works with Aquajet’s full line of hydrodemolition robots to treat the wastewater generated by the process by neutralizing water pH and greatly reducing its turbidity so that it can be safely released back into the environment. Until now, methods to treat wastewater on site were inefficient, took up too much space, or were simply unavailable, leading to significantly increased costs and logistical challenges. The EcoClear system enables the hydrodemolition contractor to treat wastewater in real time and maintain an environmentally...

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Fecon® Introduces New Excavator Bull Hog to Their Line Up

Fecon® introduces the FMX Excavator Bull Hog® mulching attachment for midi size excavators from 5-10 tons.  With a 50” cutting width and variable motor that can be adjusted for 12-40gpm the FMX is a great addition to Fecon’s excavator line up. The 50” model weighs in at 1050lbs and can be mounted on backhoes and side arm booms also. This brand-new excavator head offers a split ring rotor design with our new reversible cubit teeth; giving you the ability to quickly mulch 4” material and intermintently mulch up to 6” material. With options like a front trap door and...

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Outliving Empires: Why 2,000-Year-Old Concrete Made by the Romans Still Stands Today

A new look inside 2,000-year-old concrete – made from volcanic ash, lime (the product of baked limestone), and seawater – has provided new clues to the evolving chemistry and mineral cements that allow ancient harbor structures to withstand the test of time. The research has also inspired a hunt for the original recipe so that modern concrete manufacturers can do as the Romans did. A team of researchers working at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) used X-rays to study samples of Roman concrete – from an ancient pier and breakwater sites – at microscopic...

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Leisure Time: 5 Awesome Documentaries and TV Series About Construction

Extreme Engineering was a magnificent documentary TV show that aired on the Science and the Discovery Channel. We join the host Danny Foster to the exploration of the most spectacular feats of engineering. Watch amazing, yet physically possible, construction projects like the over 1200 meter long Freedom Ship and the 14 kilometer long Gibraltar Bridge. During the years the TV series changed their name to Build It Bigger but they remained one of the most fascinating shows about construction and engineering. How It’s Made is a documentary TV series that premiered in 2001 on the Discovery and Science Channel...

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Skilled Worker Shortage Continues to Hold Back Construction Spending, According to AGC

Construction spending in May was unchanged from April but increased from a year ago amid growing reports that contractors are struggling to find enough skilled workers to keep projects on schedule, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said a mixture of worker shortages and political gridlock appears to be holding back construction sector growth. “Spending on most types of private construction has remained relatively flat from month to month so far in 2017 but at a higher level than in the same period of 2016,” said Ken Simonson,...

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