350 students attend Seventh Grade Construction Career Day

HH-Career-day-11131by Colleen Suo

HERKIMER, NY — The Herkimer BOCES campus was the site for the second annual 7th Grade Construction Career Day on May 6.

Chris Groves, Director of the Schools to Careers program at the center explained, “This is a BOCES collaboration of three locations, that is hosting 350 students today covering 20 school districts. We have 45 trade exhibitors — most with hands-on demos.” The purpose of the program is to “expose the students through meaningful experience to various trades that are available as careers. Building and construction trades have evolved over time — even the definitions of what these trades are has changed.” [Read more…]

Remixing Delivers Uniform Temperatures

IMG_8060_cropCedarapids CR652RX Remix paver leaves a uniform, smooth and “shadowless” mat

by Rick Zettler of Z-Comm

For Jason Duininck, partner of Duininck, Inc. of Prinsburg, MN, trying out the Cedarapids CR652RX Remix paver was all about building a higher quality road. “We were seeing some segregation at the end of the truck dump and were hoping to eliminate the shadow,” he says.

The road rehabilitation project was State Highway 86 in Jackson County, MN, which required milling the top 2-inches of asphalt and widening the road by 2-feet so the crew was paving 14-foot wide lanes. [Read more…]

National Public Works Week Celebrated Across North America

workforceAcross North America, more than 29,500 American Public Works Association (APWA) members and hundreds of municipalities across the U.S. and Canada will celebrate National Public Works Week (NPWW) during May 15-21, 2016, to honor public works professionals and educate the public on their important contributions to our daily lives, including the planning, design, building, maintaining and operating of infrastructure in our communities. Instituted as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association (APWA) in 1960, NPWW calls attention to the importance of public works in community life. [Read more…]