A Construction Engineer’s Toolbox

Recently, I was doing my end-of-construction-season toolbox inventory – I cleaned-out my kit, did some equipment checks, made a list of a few items that I need to pick-up/replenish/replace. I thought it would be cool […]


TAILGATE TALK – Potholing Utilities

Underground utilities are everywhere. EVERYWHERE!!! They are a vital part of our modern society – But if you’re a Construction Engineer, they are nothing but mines in a a minefield. In my article on Knowing […]


The Cost of Construction Labor

The majority of my working life has been spent on projects involving government agencies – The Illinois or the Chicago Departments of Transportation, various county highway divisions, O’Hare Airport, basically public works-focused clients. Each entity […]