Photo Courtesy of UCSF Ergonomics researchers at UCSF have rolled out a new drill jig for drilling horizontally and at other odd angles. The device reduces fatigue, and it can cut down on silica-dust exposure, scientists say. Related Links: Inverted Drill Press Cuts Pain, Fatigue in Overhead Drilling ENR Newsmakers of 2010: Dr. David Rempel Having made overhead concrete drilling easier with an innovative, upside-down drill press, Dr. David Rempel and his University of California, San Francisco research team have turned their attention to the physical demands of drilling horizontally and at other angles.Their efforts have yielded a new universal
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.