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Entrepreneur creates world's lightest, strongest steel — in less than 10 seconds
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A self-taught inventor named Gary Cola has developed a process for manufacturing steel that results in the creation of a product that's 7 percent stronger than the strongest steel — and 30 percent lighter. The steel is also incredibly ductile— meaning that it can crumple a great deal before reaching a breaking point. His heat-treating process only takes 10 seconds. More



5 ways to keep construction workers safe
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Construction sites are, by their very nature, in a constant state of flux. For that reason, keeping workers safe on construction sites takes extra vigilance on the part of managers and supervisors. More

AGC: Construction material prices increasing, building prices remain flat
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The most recent report from the Associated General Contractors of America finds that contractors are being hit with price increases for a host of building products at the same time they are seeing sluggish demand for construction projects. The result is that more construction employees and firms could end up leaving the construction business unless public officials lower the barriers to public and private investment. More

Tough-as-nails demolition trailers from Clement

With rugged efficiency Clement's DemoStar handles a variety of demolition materials. DemoStar’s Clement Bathtub body of abrasion-resistant AR450 steel minimizes weight while handling really tough loads. A characteristic of Clement’s bathtub design is longitudinal braces that efficiently support the body. Choose DemoStar in either frameless or frametype models. Learn More. 


5 tough questions every entrepreneur must ask about growth
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Getting a venture under way is often easier than keeping it going and growing. At each major stage from startup to sustainable success, entrepreneurs face tough questions about shifting gears, making major changes and letting go of people, partners and products. For new businesses, inability or unwillingness to change can land them in the statistics about high failure rates at the five-year mark. More

Developers redefine urban experience in Michigan
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For more than half a century, the city of Grand Rapids, Mich., was experiencing the disintegration of its urban core. As the urban sprawl grew, the once vibrant city center slowly became an anachronism. In the last decade, however, the model began to change, thanks in large part to developers like John Green and Andy Winkel of Locus Development. Green and Winkel are careful to point out that development alone can't create a neighborhood's identity. More

Jubiliee Church in Rome retains bright color concrete through nanotechnology
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With its soaring concrete sails reaching high into the sky, the Dio Padre Misericordioso Church, just east of central Rome, beckons religious and architectural devotees alike. The structure is also something of a temple to nanoscience — for it retains its bright white hue thanks to the presence of nanostructured titanium dioxide particles embedded within the cement binder that was used to make its concrete walls. Whether it's in steel, concrete or windows, nanotechnology is finding a growing number of applications in the construction industry, where it promises to make structures that last for centuries and look as clean as the day they were built. More

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New C&D site close to opening
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A site in Crawford County, Kan., could see a large share of the Joplin, Mo., debris coming its way if everything goes as planned. A proposed construction and demolition landfill in Crawford County got the go-ahead from the county commission. Plant operator Norman Miller said FEMA officials had told him roughly 3 million cubic yards of C&D debris would be brought out of Joplin, and FEMA estimated that 1 million cubic yards could be sent to this site. More

National Toxicology Program 2011 Report on Carcinogens available
J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The National Toxicology Program recently released its 12th edition of the Report on Carcinogens. NTP prepared the congressionally mandated report, which identifies substances that pose a cancer risk, for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The report is intended to help people make informed decisions about substances that may put them at an increased risk for cancer. More
 
 
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