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Robert Ikenberry

Hard Hat Geek by Robert Ikenberry

Robert Ikenberry, PCS, has been in industrial painting and construction since 1975. Now semi-retired as the Safety Director and Project Manager for California Engineering Contractors, Robert stays busy rehabbing, retrofitting and painting bridges. His documentary on the 1927 Carquinez Bridge was the pilot for National Geographic’s Break it Down and an episode of MegaStructures.

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Embracing Your Inner Geek

PLEASONTON, CA--When you read the news, it seems there’s always a war on, over just about everything—and not even the shooting kind.

Posted Friday, July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

Why Your Bridge Needs a Good Bake Sale

Americans are great innovators. We develop the coolest technological toys. From personal computers to smartphones, our inventions are groundbreaking and status-quo shattering.

Posted Tuesday, January 6, 2015 | 4 Comments

Learning (Yes, Really) from Al Jazeera

Last week on our bridge demo project, I ran into a news reporter I know who hopes to be involved in building the future of science and technology reporting—a particular passion of mine.

Posted Wednesday, April 30, 2014 | 6 Comments

Reporting Plan Makes a Bad Idea Worse

Reading about the proposed requirement for companies to upload their OSHA 300 logs got me thinking.

Posted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 3 Comments

Doom and Gloom on Blood Lead Levels (Really?)

As one gets older, it’s interesting how people’s perspectives differ.

Posted Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | 12 Comments

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