It’s Time to Fix the US Infrastructure

Let’s talk about our infrastructure. Take bridges for example: Millions of people cross bridges each day in America. Our bridges and roads connect people to services, commerce, jobs and our communities. Our infrastructure keeps America going. In fact there’s hardly anything you can do in America today that isn’t supported in some way, by our…


Infrastructure Repair Plays Big Role in New Budget

    Earlier this month, the Obama Administration released their proposed budget for fiscal year 2016. The budget, which was designed with the hopes of bringing “middle class economics into the 21st century”, proposes focus and investment in such topics as research, education, training, and infrastructure repair.     According to whitehouse.gov, a “21st century economy requires a…


Frozen Pipes?

It seems that every winter season lately brings unprecedented amounts of snow and record-setting low temperatures, and this season has proven to be no different. February isn’t even over yet, and already, Boston has seen more snowfall this month than any other in recorded history (59.1 inches thus far). Temperatures of negative 10 have been…


Basement Waterproofing Done Right!

Basements are often a home’s most under-utilized area. They’re dark, don’t have very good ventilation, often have awkward layouts, and exposed pipes, wiring, and other utilities pose ugly and challenging obstacles. But finishing a basement (or just simply waterproofing it) can add valuable area to your home, increasing both your living space and your home’s value….


Submerged Parking Garage to be Built in Brighton

From parking structures that are built entirely from sustainable materials to floating structures built on artificial islands, we’ve seen some pretty innovative multi-car complexes. But none of them compares to a new submerged parking garage in Brighton, UK. Wait, submerged? As in, under water? Yes. Built nearly 40 years ago, UK’s Brighton Marina has climbed…


MSHA Pushes For Proximity Detection Systems

Mine workers face challenging, and often dangerous, working conditions every day. In surface mines, large equipment with limited visibility make it difficult to see smaller vehicles and pedestrians, increasing the likelihood of collision or injury. In the confined spaces of underground mines, where proximity is a challenge, limited visibility due to dust, poor lighting, and…


EPA's Clean Power Plan Seeks to Reduce Power Plant Emissions

In June, 2014, the EPA proposed a plan that hopes to help existing power plants reduce their carbon emissions. Known as the “Clean Power Plan”, the proposal builds on actions that many businesses have already taken to help address the negative consequences of climate change. The overall aim is to provide an affordable, reliable energy…


Carbon Fiber Seismic Upgrade

Application Details Due to their ever-active fault lines, many California buildings are undergoing seismic upgrades to prevent potential damage and injury from earthquakes. In fact, the Mandatory Soft Story Retrofit program, which was created in 2013 by the Department of Building, mandates that “all older, wood-framed, multi-family buildings in San Francisco with a soft-story condition” be…


Thank You for a Great 2014!

At HJ3, several principals drive our company culture and pursuit of relentless quality, the most impactful (in my humble opinion) being that of giving back to our community. In fact, HJ3 pledges 1,000 hours of community service as a company every year, and 2014 saw a great success to this endeavor. Thank you for contributing…


Copper Mine Beam and Slab Repair

Carbon Fiber Beam and Slab Repair Problem Copper mining facilities often degrade faster than other facilities due to their constant exposure to vibrations, moisture, and chemicals. The concrete beams and ceiling slabs at the concentrator building in this century-old copper plant were severely degraded as a result of these vibrations and exposure to chemicals. The…


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