Towards More Durable Concrete

Too often lately, we don’t finish concrete as well as we used to.  Why is that?  Does the surface shown below look a little too familiar?  When our concrete flatwork develops scaling, mortar flaking, and pop-outs early in its life, the easy retort is that deicing...

2023 Build a Better Mousetrap Competition is Underway!

Calling all innovators!  You are never afraid to cut something down, weld something up, repurpose the thing, or find a whole new way to use a tool to achieve cheaper, faster, easier, and safer results.  Maybe it starts out as a harebrained scheme, but it ends up...

Delaware Avenue Gets More Lanes…Bike Lanes

  Much of Delaware Avenue in Newark is now six travel lanes.  Two vehicle lanes and a sidewalk on either side have now been joined by two bike lanes.  The Delaware Avenue Separated Bikeway opened the second week of November, providing a dedicated pair of bicycle...

Delaware Update to Entry Level Driver Training

We are nearly a year into the “new” Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) and many local agencies have sorted out their approach, but there remains some pain, struggling, and confusion here and there. If you have employees that require a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)...

Lives Depend on Safe Trench Excavations

There were 15 fatalities from trenching and excavation work in 2021, but in the first six months of 2022, we already saw 22 such fatalities. Simply put, these are avoidable.  We know how to avoid them.  We can truly get to zero deaths from trench collapses. Why don’t...