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 Now, a $900 million effort to replace the outdated bridge with a modern cable-stayed bridge is entering its second year.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, […]

New Natural Gas Pipeline Will Stretch 700 Miles Across Texas

Construction crews recently completed work on the first phase of a natural gas liquid (NGL) pipeline that will connect points of origin in the Midland and Delaware Basins with a destination in Corpus Christi on the Gulf Coast. Once all three phases of construction are complete, the pipeline will have an estimated capacity of 350,000 […]

Houston Approves New Flood-Resistant Building Regulations

More than six months after Hurricane Harvey dropped enough rain on Houston to make the Earth’s crust sink roughly two centimeters, city officials are passing new construction rules designed to mitigate damage from catastrophic flooding events in the future. On Wednesday April 4, the Houston City Council approved regulations which update the requirements for structures […]

Dallas-Fort Worth Leads the Nation in Tower Cranes

Did you know that four of the nation’s five fastest-growing cities are located in Texas? The Lone Star state has grown at a remarkable pace in recent years, thanks to a combination of factors including affordable housing markets, high-paying jobs and low tax burdens. You can see signs of this growth spurt in communities throughout […]

How Can Timber Mats Protect Sensitive Wetland Ecosystems?

As human populations continue to expand, it is more important than ever to protect sensitive ecosystems such as wetlands. The wetlands are most vulnerable when they are traversed or constructed upon, especially when heavy equipment is involved. Thankfully, a great solution exists: the use of timber mats. What are timber mats? To create timber mats, […]