One of the fundamental aspects of transportation infrastructure maintenance is the regular, or routine, inspection of highway bridges. And an essential element are the various bridge inspection programs that are in place or being initiated by transportation departments across the country. In addition, bridge inspections are conducted on new construction as well as for various […]
Quality is a somewhat subjective term, but in certain fields and industries, quality is not only essential, but it is also a vital requirement. And this is especially true in the transportation industry. And as the Maryland Quality Initiative, or MdQI, puts it in its Mission Statement, the goal is, “To provide the Maryland transportation […]
At McClain & Co., Inc., safety is an ongoing process, and we invest in our employees. We always strive to maintain a safe and productive work environment by training our employees in the classroom and the field.
We had a great training week on the first days of January 2023. The training curriculum was OSHA Roadway Construction 10HR, 1st Aid/CPR, Fall Protection, PPE, Slips, Trips & Falls, Fatigued Driving, HAZCOM, and Ethics Training.
Working on under bridge projects is one of the more challenging aspects of highway bridge and road work. While some bridges can be accessed from underneath with the use of smaller aerial work platforms such as bucket trucks or bucket vans, many highway bridges have span heights that put them beyond the reach of ground-based […]
One of the great things about aerial access equipment, such as bucket trucks and bucket vans, is their wide-ranging utility. While they are commonly used for tasks such as work on power lines, overhead signage, and streetlights, for example, they can be used for much, much more. During certain times of the year, businesses, small […]
One of the most dynamic and growing facets of the construction industry in the United States involves the work of bridge and highway construction, as well as bridge and highway repair and rehabilitation. And what these types of projects have in common is the requirement for highway and bridge construction equipment and highway and bridge […]
Most people never notice, but they always happen: highway bridge inspections. Of course, traffic flow might be interrupted with lane shifts on large bridges requiring especially large overhead or under-bridge access equipment. And that’s when drivers notice the workers and the equipment used for these under-bridge inspections. Yet, the vast majority of these regular or […]
Large-scale highway construction can be a somewhat high-risk endeavor, given the size of the equipment used and the sheer number of workers and equipment. However, even smaller-sized road work projects have a degree of risk. And this holds true for all highway work and construction projects, given the presence of automobile and truck traffic during […]
Almost everyone living in the United States is aware of the massive networks of roads, highways, and Interstates crisscrossing the nation. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), there are more than 3,950,000 miles of roads in the United States. However, not so many of us are familiar with the extent of our […]
When it comes to inspecting highway bridges, there is a wide variety of equipment available to facilitate the inspection process. However, when the region alongside and underneath a highway bridge deck must be accessed, safely reaching and working in the areas can be a challenge. Because bridges can have spans hundreds of feet above the […]