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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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How About a New 95:50 Rule?

I think we should have a new way of looking at quality. We don’t have to settle for “just OK,” and we don’t have to go all the way to budget-busting perfection.

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 3 Comments


A Matter of Degree: Nothing Is Black or White

We, as a society, seem to have a hard time with “facts” and “truth.” As a self-described science geek, I’m tempted to see things as bipolar: black and white, good and bad, true and untrue.

Posted Wednesday, August 3, 2016 | 1 Comment


Beyond Compliance: Inspired by Confined Space Rules

In the works since 1980, federal OSHA recently published new construction-specific confined space safety regulations under rule 1926.1201-1213.

Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments


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

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