Cities are ceaseless engines of engineering activity. It’s likely that while you were on your way to work, you encountered a number of infrastructure development projects under construction. On site are workers, foremen and heavy machines, each of which has their places in the transformation of undeveloped land into centers of commerce and progress. But what you might not have noticed were the support structures that make the difficult and destructive work of improving the urban environment actually happen. Some of those often overlooked support structures are hose protection and the fittings that make hydraulic machinery last under some of the most stressful work conditions.