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    OSHA Expands Fall Protection Options for Walking-Working Surfaces

    Posted by John Rexroad on Feb 27, 2017 11:27:01 AM

    There is now more flexibility in safety rules for industrial walking-working surfaces thanks to OSHA’s recently released standards for General Industry Personal Fall Protection and Walking-Working Surfaces. The term “general industry” applies to just about everything outside of construction, agriculture and maritime industries. Warehousing & distribution, manufacturing, service centers and many other commercial enterprises fall under the new standardized rule.


    Some of the safety standards have been informed by effective fall protection measures used at construction sites. One of the benefits of this new ruling is more consistency between construction standards and general industry standards, making compliance easier for companies that conduct business in both of these sectors. Such consistency in rules clearly affects most organizations with industrial facilities or physical plants.

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    Ferrari World Is Coming To The US

    Posted by John Rexroad on May 31, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    North America is about to build its very first Ferrari World theme park, which could be potentially built in Orlando. The Ferrari World theme park will feature a variety of vehicle-themed rides, all devoted to the brand's speed and style. Ferrari World has been exploring theme parks since 2010 when the first park was developed in Abu Dhabi and rumors claim that they're interested in continuing their expansion.

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    The Future Of The Wooden Skyscraper

    Posted by John Rexroad on May 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    Could wood be used to develop skyscrapers? Though the idea may seem dramatic, there are some genuine advantages to developing skyscrapers with wood rather than traditional concrete and steel. Architects are beginning to explore the potential for the wooden skyscraper as they look towards eco-friendly, sustainable, and green designs.

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    Cedar Point Is Betting On Youth Sports

    Posted by John Rexroad on May 10, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    The industry youth sports continues to grow... and the brand new Cedar Point Sports Center is banking on it. Cedar Point, known for being the Roller Coaster Capital of the World, will be developing its new sports center at the location of a former airport. Once completed, the youth sports center will include baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse fields, in addition to sport-specific training areas.

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    Seattle Completes The World's Longest Floating Bridge

    Posted by John Rexroad on Apr 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    Seattle has celebrated the completion of its new Lake Washington bridge, a five year project that currently holds the title of the world's longest floating bridge. At 7,710 feet long and twice as wide as the prior bridge, the Lake Washington bridge was kicked off with a marathon of over 13,000 runners. The new bridge is expected to significantly alleviate traffic in the area, in addition to being an impressive feat of construction.

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    Happy April Fools From Pucuda!

    Posted by John Rexroad on Apr 1, 2016 1:46:56 PM


    This may be an April Fools joke but work safety absolutely isn't. Remember to always use caution when handling power tools, working from heights or using other dangerous equipment. JR and the rest of the Pucuda family want you to stay safe as construction season approaches!

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    "SuperTall" Skyscrapers Are Taking Over

    Posted by John Rexroad on Mar 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    It isn't just that skyscrapers in general are getting taller; a new trend of "supertall" skyscrapers has also taken hold in cities throughout the globe. Supertall skyscrapers don't just lend dramatic flash to a city's skyline, they also serve as boasting rights and attractions for the cities that can afford them. Examples of supertall buildings include:

    • One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) - NYC
    • The Chrysler Building - NYC
    • The Bank Of America Plaza - Atlanta
    • The Sky Tower - Abu Dhabi
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    Inside a Great Theme Park Queue

    Posted by John Rexroad on Mar 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    When people think of theme parks they often think about adrenaline-fueled rides, an exciting atmosphere, deep-fried food, and, of course, queueing. Like it or not, queueing is one of the most critical components to a theme park. A good queue will increase both enjoyment and revenue while a bad queue will slowly lead in customer dissatisfaction and poor reputation. But what actually goes into the development of a good queue?

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    A Look At Uruguay's Circular Bridge

    Posted by John Rexroad on Feb 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

    Uruguay's new circular bridge may look like something out of science-fiction, but it provides a special purpose for the residents and travelers between Rocha and Maldonado. The Laguna Garzon Bridge was designed by Rafael Vinoly to take advantage of the unique beauty of the surrounding environment. Uruguay is a country of extraordinary sights, and a significant portion of its annual GDP is based in tourism. Environmental development such as the Laguna Garzon Bridge is able to turn practical necessities into attractive improvements. 

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    Stefano Boeri Is Creating Another Forest Skyscraper

    Posted by John Rexroad on Feb 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

    A 117 meter residential "forest skyscraper" is being planned in Lausanne, Switzerland, to be designed by Stefano Boeri. The second of its kind, the forest skyscraper is intended to blend modern architecture with natural flourishes, incorporating a total of 100 trees in its landscaping. Previously Boeri had developed the " Bosco Verticale" with similar visual concepts; lush, growing plant life originating from each balcony. The development may pave the way for a new type of architecture in which nature is put to the forefront of the design.
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