Officials issue hazard alert after rise in trench worker fatalities

April 4, 2018

Trenching and excavation are two operations of OSHA’s construction-industry safety focuses. According to the agency, they are among the most dangerous activities that take place on a construction site, primarily because of the potential for cave-ins. In addition to stepping up […]

Merging artwork and building design

January 16, 2018

Art is a powerful tool that inspires well-being and helps improve patient experiences and outcomes. Yet with many hospital projects, it can be a construction-phase afterthought, resulting in an applied feeling to the artwork. Recently, I was proud to serve […]

Construction worker fatalities up 6%

January 8, 2018

As far as struck-by incidents go, some happen within the confines of the project, but others are a result of outside threats like distracted or inebriated motorists traveling through a highway work zone. From 2011 to 2015, more than 800 […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Boosting energy efficiency helps reduce health risks

April 11, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

By reducing power plant pollution, energy efficiency yields health benefits, according to research by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The ACEEE report, “Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency,” estimates […]

Construction Processes, Design

Major Austin transit plan could cost up to $10B

April 10, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

While Austin officials are intent on beefing up the city’s transit systems via rapid bus and light rail, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is planning an $8 billion expansion of a 33-mile segment of Interstate 35 through the city. […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Industry Braces for Tariff Consequences

April 10, 2018

Via: ENR

Faced with a possible trade war erupting from a barrage of threats and counterthreats exchanged between the U.S. and China over tariff impositions, construction economists and equipment manufacturer representatives say the industry is growing increasingly edgy about the gathering unknowns […]