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Reinforcing Iron Work: The Spectacular Las Vegas High Roller

Published on April 23, 2014, by in News, Steel Reinforcing.

Any structure rising more than 500 feet demands a sound foundation. When the structure moves-and holds more than 1,100 people-there is no room for error. Members of the Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 416 had to complete their work before other ironworkers could erect the Las Vegas High Roller-the largest observation wheel in the world. The High

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With Slow & Steady Growth in US Construction, What Other Markets Are Growing?

Published on April 9, 2014, by in News, Worldly News.

Before completion of the Enugu-Bamenda Road Project linking Nigeria and Cameroon, travel was treacherous even in the best weather, but forward movement on the project is already producing positive impacts in the region. Financed by the African Development Bank it is a success story, and one that illustrates the opportunities in addressing infrastructure needs there.

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China to build world’s most insane bridge

Published on April 8, 2014, by in News, Worldly News.

The phrase “we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it” is about to have a whole new meaning in China. The “Mobius” bridge, proposed for the Dragon King Harbor River development in Changsha, China, is about to become the craziest bridge anyone ever had to cross. The pedestrian bridge, which would span over 490

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West Wind is Getting Social.

As of February of this year, West Wind has satisfied its long-overdue need to join the social media scene. With the goal to be more present online, West Wind developed a new social media and communications department for the company. They can be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google+. A new blog site has

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What have we been up to?

Since its establishment in 2012, West Wind Reinforcing has developed a successful and diverse project portfolio. From Texas to Canada, the West Wind Team has helped build several wind turbine farms along side some of the country’s most reputable construction companies, such as Mortenson Construction, White Construction, and Wanzek. Below is a list and descriptions

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New Canadian Headquarters for West Wind Reinforcing

Global Wind Farm development is certainly on the rise. It was reported that the amount of wind energy installed around the world rose by over 12% in 2013. Canada recorded exceptionally strong growth in 2013 with a record of close to 1,600 MW of new wind energy capacity installed, placing it 5th globally. Currently ranked 9th

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A Peek Into The Astonishing Future Of Wind Power

Published on March 19, 2014, by in Wind Energy.

“What if you could scoop the air? Scoop it and move it downward, amplifying its kinetic energy along the way, concentrate it to a single point of intensity, the way a magnifying glass concentrates sunlight to a single incendiary point?” Dr. Daryoush Allaei, an engineer and founder of Sheerwind, an innovative wind power company, is

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Wind Energy is Clean, Efficient

Published on March 14, 2014, by in News, Wind Energy.

From the Pacific Coast to the Texas panhandle to the Atlantic Ocean, wind power is on the rise in the United States, producing an increasing share of our electricity with minimal impact on the environment. Just a decade ago, wind energy was a trivial part of the nation’s electricity picture. Today, wind energy is the

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West Coast’s First Off-Shore Wind Farm, to be in Oregon

Published on March 13, 2014, by in News, Wind Energy.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Seattle company is being given the green light to develop plans to build the West Coast’s first offshore wind energy farm — five floating turbines off Oregon’s Coos Bay, federal and state officials said Wednesday. The 30-megawatt pilot project was announced at a press conference by Gov. John Kitzhaber, U.S.

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