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Tappan Zee Rebuild Receives Federal Approval

Posted by on 6 December 2012

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We first talked about the Tappan Zee Bridge rebuild project back in August. The project has hit a major milestone, and Governor Andrew Cuomo says the hardest part is now over. The environmental impact statement for the new Tappan Zee Bridge was presented to the federal government and was approved. The building plans include numerous steps that will be taken to reduce the environmental impact of the construction on the fish in the area as well as local residents. These precautions were highlighted in our blog "Less Disruptive Construction Plans For Tappan Zee".

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Nighttime Paving Jobs Offer Unique Hazards For Workers

Posted by on 27 July 2012

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Working hours for construction projects are usually determined at the time the construction projects are designed. There are some projects that have certain phases that can only be completed at night. Many major pavement resurfacing jobs are performed at night when traffic is low, making it easier for the ground crew to control traffic and allowing better production in high traffic areas.

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Heat-Stress Concerns on Construction Jobsites

Posted by on 19 June 2012

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Know the Riskfactors, Signs, Symptoms and What to do in an Emergency -- Your Safety Depends on it!

Although the "official" start to summer isn't until Wednesday, most would agree that summer seemingly started over a month ago. With temperatures consistently reaching the high 80's and 90's, and the humidity percentage equally as high, recent temperatures and this year, in general, have been warm. That being said, it is easy to escape the heat with an air conditioned setting, some shade, a pool, or a lake to jump into, but construction crews, whose "office" is outside, are denied those luxuries, and are rarely able to fully cool off while on the clock.

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