Workers on a construction site in Allen, Texas, had to duck and cover after a neighbour opened fire because they were “irritating” him. Granted, the work was being done in the middle of the night, but the company had applied for a special permit to pour concrete at 2 am, and area residents had been notified.
After yelling at the workers about their lights disturbing his sleep, the 75-year-old man went back into his apartment to retrieve a rifle. No one was injured, but the man was arrested and charged with deadly conduct.
“I don’t think he was trying to hurt anybody, I think he was just frustrated,” the shell-shocked jobsite superintendent told a local news station.
Here’s a sneak peak excerpt from a column by Jeff Mowatt (JeffMowatt.com) on five ways to improve office politics and employee interactions.
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A quick reminder that this coming Sunday, May 14, is Mother’s Day.
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Even after a relatively mild winter like we had here in my neck of the worlds, it’s always nice when spring rolls around and the trees start to sprout leaves, the grass turns from brown to green, and we can shed some layers of clothing on the jobsite.
If you haven’t already, don’t forget to file your tax return today. If you or your spouse are self-employed, you have until June 15 to file the return, but any taxes owing are due today if you want to avoid interest and late-payment penalties.
If you’re a salaried employee your tax return is due next week.
Helical piles, also known as ground screws and screw piles, look like oversized wood screws or ice-fishing augers. As a replacement for conventional concrete footings, especially sonotube-style footings, helical piles have one standout advantage
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This is an excerpt from “The Durable Dozen: Exterior Building Products That Battle The Elements,” written by Martin Zibauer for our June/July 2016 issue.
Helical piles, also known as ground screws and screw piles, look like oversized wood screws or ice-fishing augers. As a replacement for conventional concrete footings, especially sonotube-style footings, helical piles have one standout advantage: they’re faster. In most applications, hydraulic equipment screws them into the ground in minutes. Once in place, there’s no waiting for concrete to set or cure; the screws are ready to support structures as small as fence posts and mailboxes to decks and outbuildings and structures as large as multi-unit buildings.
In tight quarters, helical piles can be installed easily where digging a conventional footing would be difficult, time-consuming, and perhaps impossible. Techno Metal Post, for example, has an installation machine that’s only 29 inches wide – narrow enough to fit through a doorway – and it can install piles inches away from an existing structure without damage. Bayo-S ground screws can even be screwed into the ground by hand; a convenient option when you’re working in tight spaces or only need to install a small number of screws.
Helical piles are also effective in wetlands or lakebed applications for docks, boathouses, or footbridges; they can be installed in winter through the ice or in summer from a barge. For many projects, good footings and foundations are the first and most critical step to durable construction; where the footings are a challenge, helical piles could well provide the best solution.
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