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Attn: Contractors/DBE Firms! New Nice Bridge Design Build Project Pre-Solicitation Conference

MdTA presents two pre-solicitation conference dates on June 6th and June 12th.   Discussions to include project characteristics, design-build delivery method, procurement schedule and process, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program requirements and how to get certified, and more! The MDTA will advertise the project in fall 2018 and begin construction in 2020. Click here for more information and registration details. Please follow and like...

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May 17, 2018

The following individuals successfully completed the certification exam: Benjamin Carson Martin Correa Indravadan Dalwadi Christopher Eckstorm Juan Carlos Fernandez Dwayne Gregg Mildred Hilton Craig Hinners John Hutson Michael Lochary David Norwood Robert Rhodes Loretta Ringley Carl Roark Faramarz Sadeghi-Bajdiran Wayne Saunders John Schirmer Gregory Storms Purnell Summers John Tripp Douglas Walter John Webb Charles Williams Chris Wrigley Please follow and like...

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NSSGA to Recommend Updates on Brake & Safety Belt Standards

Member info sought. NSSGA’s Technical Task Force has developed technical language (see attached document) urging that MSHA update two outdated equipment standards. NSSGA believes that such updates would bolster stakeholder confidence in MSHA standards, and foster a safer workplace environment. In regard to parking brakes (56.14101 [a][2]) – concerning testing – NSSGA submits that manufacturer guidance should determine the method used. And, in regard to safety belts (56.15005), the terms’ safety belts and lines’ should be replaced with more current terms such as “fall protection” or “fall arrest” methods. NSSGA plans to submit these recommendations on Friday, June 1. Please direct any questions or comments to Joseph Casper by email or at (703) 526-1074. Please follow and like...

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Work Zones Get Smart: Mobile, Cheaper Technologies Making Safety Easier to Achieve

Experts say costs are dropping to install smart work-zone systems, thanks to lower prices for gear and greater availability of portable systems. One of the applications of intelligent traffic systems (ITS), smart work zones are currently best suited for freeways and expressways with higher speeds, multiple lanes and sometimes chaotic traffic. Prices are dropping for the electronics, computers, and communications equipment used to collect traffic information, process it and then act on it, says Ken E. Johnson, a Minnesota Department of Transportation engineer who specializes in work-zone traffic control. “The technologies are getting such that it will be less costly to install intelligent work-zone systems,” Johnson says, adding that there are now different and less expensive ways to detect what traffic is doing, from LIDAR (light detection and ranging) to Bluetooth sensors to Doppler systems. “For project managers who are considering using them, the price has dropped quite a bit.” Click here to continue reading…   Credit: Joy Powell | Equipment World’s Better Roads Please follow and like...

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