Oil Companies to Invest $100 Million in Permian Basin Infrastructure

With recent estimates from the United States Geological Survey suggesting there are more than 46 billion barrels of oil buried in the shale formations of the Permian Basin, there’s no end to the region’s historic oil boom in sight. And while the stunning increase in oil production has been great for energy companies, it has […]

BUILD Grants to Provide $1.5 Billion in Infrastructure Funding

Earlier this week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $1.5 billion in grant funding for 91 infrastructure projects in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The grant funding is being provided through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program, which was formerly known […]

Corpus Christi to Welcome New Crude Oil Export Terminal

Business is booming in the oil fields of the Permian Basin, and construction crews in Texas are working hard to expand the state’s oil transportation infrastructure in response to the surge in production. There are at least three new pipelines under construction that will carry crude oil from the Permian Basin to refineries on the […]

Louisiana Highways to Receive $80 Million in Federal Funding

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has invested heavily in the state’s highway infrastructure in recent years, and now it will receive some financial assistance for further improvements from Washington. After exhausting its annual allotment of federal funding toward highway construction projects, the DOTD is slated to receive an additional $80 million in […]

See How Tower Cranes Are Made in This Video

Tower cranes are true marvels of engineering that have allowed construction crews to build some of the tallest buildings in the world. Without these cranes to lift heavy loads hundreds and even thousands of feet into the air, modern city skylines would be virtually unrecognizable. Tower cranes can be found in cities all over the […]

Several New Oil Pipelines Are Being Constructed in Texas

Crude oil production is booming in the Permian Basin, but the region’s limited pipeline infrastructure is having trouble keeping up with the increased output. Within the next couple of years, however, a number of new pipelines are slated to begin carrying oil from the Permian Basin to refineries on the Gulf Coast. One of these […]

Crane Operators Piece Together New Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi

The Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, which was originally built in the 1950s, is showing its age. Now, a $900 million effort to replace the outdated bridge with a modern cable-stayed bridge is entering its second year. According to state transportation officials, the new bridge will be safer, sturdier and easier for drivers to navigate. […]

ExxonMobile to Ramp up Production in the Permian Basin

The world’s largest oil company has plans to invest heavily in its infrastructure in the Permian Basin and Gulf Coast region, according to a recent press release. Earlier this year, ExxonMobil announced that it will triple its production in the Permian Basin by 2025, bringing it up to more than 600,000 oil barrels per day. […]

OSHA Proposes Updated Rules for Crane Operator Certification

In 2010, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instituted a new rule which requires crane and derrick operators to be certified for both the type of crane used and its lifting capacity. Since then, a number of industry stakeholders have raised concerns that the language used in the rule does not necessarily ensure certified […]

Manitowoc Showcases New Tower Cranes at INTERMAT 2018

Representatives from the Wisconsin-based Manitowoc Company brought their A-game to last week’s INTERMAT construction tradeshow in Paris, displaying a diverse selection of cranes and technologies designed for some of the world’s most demanding and ambitious infrastructure projects. The centerpieces of the Manitowoc display were two new cranes in the company’s Potain line of tower cranes, […]