New product announcements: 11/18/2009 Road Barrier System: Able To Take an Impact The NU-TEN Terminal End is designed to anchor a high-tensioned cable-barrier system. The trigger post can accommodate a three-, four- or five-cable barrier, allowing for different configurations depending on necessary barrier conditions. During a vehicle impact, the cables disconnect from the top of the trigger post and the cable barrier is immediately detensioned, reducing the chance of the vehicle vaulting, rolling or snagging. The system’s ground strut and the three rebar-cage assemblies are secured in the ground by concrete pilings cast into 18-in.-dia. holes at least 100 in.
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.