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Group does underwater demolition


  • Journal of Commerce (Canada)

Canada's British Columbia is at work on the Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project, the "largest transportation infrastructure project in [the province's] history." Part of the project involves demol… Read More

San Francisco plans to tap into groundwater to increase potable supply


  • San Francisco Chronicle (free content)

San Francisco is looking to blend its potable water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir with groundwater. Nitrates from the groundwater will be diluted and sodium hydroxide added. The blending project is … Read More

Video: Private concrete castle considered virtually indestructible


  • KOLR-TV/KOZL-TV (Springfield, Mo.)

A steel-fiber reinforced insulated concrete mega-mansion is being built in Highlandville, Mo. Called the Pensmore Castle, the 72,000-square-foot structure is among the country's largest private homes,… Read More