2018-10-29 3 min read


Planning & Strategy.

Making & Manufacturing.

Maintenance, Repair & Operations.

  • A good piece on how to deal with high winds when you've got a tower crane on your jobsite. "Since some tower cranes can be disassembled in just a few days it is possible to have the cranes dismounted and out of harm’s way in time [before the storm hits]. Of course, it’s expensive to disassemble a crane like this and then put it back up, especially in the event that a storm changes path and doesn’t hit the construction site at all, but it’s likely less expensive than dealing with an uncontrolled tower collapse."
  • With Chinese government blocking vast quantities of US cardboard waste, Chinese firms are buying up shuttered US recycling plants and will be directing much of their product (recycled plastic pellets; recycled paper products) for export.

Distribution & Logistics.

Inspection, Testing & Analysis.


A comprehensive design & construction guide for precast prestressed concrete parking structures.

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Love, Spencer.

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Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright is the (mostly accidental) founder of Scope of Work, which he started writing (as The Prepared) in 2013. Today he serves as its editor-in-chief and chief dilettante.
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