Category Archives: Infrastructure

Innovation Report > Using Very Small Strain Analysis to Monitor Structures

It is quite common in the construction industry to monitor structures for potential damage from ongoing construction activities. Impact to retaining walls, foundations, adjacent buildings, abutments, etc. from ongoing construction are typically undertaken through the application of optical based laser … Continue reading


Rebuilding our Infrastructure!

To the future civil engineers of America! You will rebuild our infrastructure, and rekindle the spirit of building in our national fabric.

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Less is More in Structured Cabling

Less is More in Structured Cabling by Patrick Smith, President, SK Cabling Inc. In today’s IT business environment, whether its virtualization or cloud servers, less is more.  Less space, less power, less management, less expense and more horse power, giving … Continue reading

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PLG ESTIMATING & PURCHASING > Buyouts on Large Vendor Contracts > 1

Construction estimating and purchasing executives are aware of the various issues involved with negotiating large equipment purchases.  On fixed price contracts, the ability to negotiate purchases on major equipment contracts affects profitability, schedule, project risk and overall project success.  The … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Estimating Pitfall > The Electrical Subcontract Price

One of major pitfalls of general contractor (GC) estimating on infrastructure projects is getting the right numbers from the electrical bidders.  Electrical trades comprise a significant portion of the contract value on large fixed-price infrastructure projects.  GC’s are faced with the perilous … Continue reading

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