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Heavy Snow Weighs on Central Oregon Roofs

By Aubrey Wieber | The Bulletin BEND, Ore. (AP) — After another day of relentless snowfall, Bendites living in a typical 2,300-square-foot home are likely sipping their coffee this morning under about 31 tons of snow. That’s more weight than five Asian elephants lounging around on your roof. With storm after storm piling snow onto roofs […]

New Yellowstone Dam Challenged Over Sturgeon Worries

By Matthew Brown BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates plan to challenge the approval of a new Yellowstone River dam aimed at benefiting Montana and North Dakota farmers that critics say could kill off a dwindling population of a fish species dating to the time of dinosaurs. A bypass channel would be built alongside the […]

Unusual Central Indiana Bridge Set or $500K Renovation

GREENTOWN, Ind. (AP) _ State officials have awarded a nearly $485,000 contract for the renovation of a historic central Indiana bridge that boasts an unusual design. The Warren pony-truss bridge spans Mud Creek over Indiana 26 in Howard County. Officials say the span built in 1947 displays an innovative design and construction method. The Indiana […]

Berko Infrared Heaters Melt Away Winter Safety Concerns for Chicago Parking Garage Ramps

During construction of the 190-unit, 15-story JeffJack Apartments building in downtown Chicago, the owner sought an effective method to prevent snow and ice build-up on the building’s parking garage ramps during winter. Infrared heaters from Marley Engineered Products paved the way. Situated on the corner of Jefferson and Jackson streets, the JeffJack building features an […]

Averting Snow Damage to Your Facility’s Roof

As we enter the toughest part of winter, it’s important that facility managers and property owners keep in mind the impact of that white stuff that comes from the sky and collects on the roof. Snow not only can be an issue for HVAC equipment located on the roof, but inordinately large accumulations of heavy […]