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The Building Tradesman Newspaper Editions


Date Posted: August 17 2001

Road workers need safety info Tremendous employee turnover and lack of employer enforcement has led to inconsistent safety equipment usage by road construction workers. A survey by the International Safety...

Rappeller's work helps leaky turret repel the elements

Date Posted: August 17 2001

When it came to repairing the leaky turret atop the 22-story Detroit Towers condominium complex, gaining access was the key to the project. Scaffolding was impossible. A suspended basket proved...

Still waiting for your turn to work? Poor planning vexes construction

Date Posted: August 17 2001

Everyone who has ever worn a hard hat has worked on a project that, for our inability to use a stronger term, was "screwed up." It's a major source of...

Summer's heat is still here: So let's be careful out there

Date Posted: August 17 2001

Heat stroke doesn't just strike football players, but the recent death of Minnesota Vikings Pro-Bowler Korey Stringer, calls national attention to an age-old problem: heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Construction...

Unlucky boaters found a friend in Joe Herro

Date Posted: August 17 2001

Joe Herro had a busy month in July, and it wasn't because the iron worker had a lot of work at his craft. Herro, who lives on Big Bay De...

Where did the summer go? Time for Labor Day festivities

Date Posted: August 17 2001

As much as we hate to acknowledge that Labor Day is just around the corner - the traditional end of summer will be here before we know it. On Monday,...

Construction fatalities up in 2001

Date Posted: August 3 2001

In terms of construction fatalities in Michigan, we don't like where the year 2001 is headed… The MIOSHA News reports that through the first six months of this year, construction...

Davison: Nation's first freeway was built right the first time

Date Posted: August 3 2001

Detroit has a lot of firsts associated with the automobile. The first production line. The first paved road. The first traffic light. One of the firsts to come along well...

Electrical work on the Madeline is ship-shape, thanks to 498'er

Date Posted: August 3 2001

"What am I doing here? Oh, I guess I'm an electrician by trade and a sailor at heart." So said Bob Dost, 75, a retiree who helped build the Madeline,...

Iron Workers 25 celebrates climb to the century mark

Date Posted: August 3 2001

Iron Workers Local 25 topped out its 100th birthday July 21 with a party to remember that included 1,800 members and well-wishers at Cobo Center in Detroit. The party honored...

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