Written By: John Poole on July 24, 2016 No Comment
A Long  Road to a Professional Engineering License

My boss at my first engineering job told me that a PE license and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee.  
Now that’s one heck of a saying, and at 22 years old, I didn’t really get it. I eventually put two and two together and realized that since a cup of coffee […]

Written By: Guest on March 10, 2016 No Comment

As a factory manager, you have range of responsibilities under your belt, production management, streamlining processes, making sure health and safety guidelines are adhered to, and keeping employees productive and happy to name but a few.

But the maintenance and upkeep of the factory is something successful factory managers need to address, as poor working conditions […]

Written By: John Poole on January 24, 2016 No Comment

While we may not often talk about them, we all remember the dark ages. These are the years where work in the architecture, engineering, and construction field fell to levels not seen for, at a minimum, decades. I was not one of the lucky who lived in a castle with a moat, so I was […]

Written By: Guest on January 5, 2016 No Comment

Earlier this month the North of England, in particular areas of Cumbria, were devastated by some of the heaviest rainfall and worst flooding Britain has seen for some time. Thousands of homes were left without power and damaged by flooding, emergency services were overwhelmed and there were, unfortunately, even fatalities.

 

But this isn’t the first time […]

Written By: Guest on December 1, 2015 No Comment
Unique Parts of the European Construction Industry

Unique Examples of the European Construction Industry 

As the end of 2015 draws near and the countdown to the Christmas holidays begin we look at some major European construction jobs that are also nearing completion. What makes these projects stand out is not only their innovative design but also the involvement of some lesser known companies within the […]

Written By: Guest on November 29, 2015 No Comment
Smartphones and tablets are coming to the job-site. Now what?

This is a guest post by Yves Frinault, CEO of Fieldwire. A field-first construction management app.   

There was a time when mobile devices, particularly smartphones, were dainty, sacred idols too expensive to risk destroying out in the field. Certainly not something to put in the hands of a gruff hammer-swinging-craftsman. But times change. […]

Written By: Guest on November 3, 2015 No Comment

For many years sandblasting has been used in a variety of industries for its ability to clean, smooth, and remove surface finished quickly and efficiently.  Recently, there has been some speculation over its effectiveness.  It is very successful in fast removal of surface contaminants such as dirt, grit, paint and other coatings.  Also, it is […]

Written By: Guest on November 3, 2015 No Comment

This is a guest post by Sam Prusek of The Industry Post

The power of social media is immense. The right campaign can take it in a matter of days and go ‘viral’ with just a few twitter tweets and Facebook shares from the right people. We have seen it with the petition against the […]

Written By: Guest on October 25, 2015 2 Comments

There was a time — and it wasn’t too long ago — when what it meant to build something changed little over the course of hundreds of years. There were artisans, tradesmen, skilled laborers, and a certain finite set of tools that craftspeople relied upon to make everything from the local palace to the local […]

Written By: Guest on July 7, 2015 One Comment

The industrial manufacturing industry has long embraced powder coating as the preferred method of applying paint to finished metal surfaces. A reduction in production costs, better coatings with improved corrosion protection, and the reduction of VOC emissions are some of the advantages. First developed in the late 1960’s, powder coatings work by applying a […]

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