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, […]

Texas Oil Industry Adds 12,000 Jobs in Six Months

The oil business is booming in the state of Texas right now. According to the Houston Chronicle, which cited an index that tracks energy activity throughout Texas, oil companies in the state have added approximately 12,000 new jobs in the last six months. This brings the total number of oil and gas-related jobs in Texas […]

Houston Organization Offers Construction Skills Training

The city of Houston is growing at a rapid pace, and construction companies in the area aren’t having any trouble when it comes to finding clients who need to have work done. But what they are having trouble with is finding qualified candidates to fill open positions at their companies. They are plenty of people […]

A Boom of Jobs: Construction, Heavy Equipment and Oilfield Workers in High Demand

Are you looking for a job in the construction, heavy equipment or oil industries? If so, now is the perfect time to start applying for jobs in those fields. According to a recent Bloomberg report, the National Federation of Independent Business found that 45 percent of small businesses in those industries have been unable to […]

Keystone XL Approval Means Construction Boom for Pipeline Workers

The Keystone XL oil pipeline project was recently granted final approval by the U.S. State Department. This project has been sidelined over environmental disputes and debates for the past few years, but now that it has secured approval and will be moving forward, it means an approaching construction boom for pipeline contractors and workers. Once […]