Merging artwork and building design

October 11, 2017

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 […]

Some Assembly Required: Realizing the Benefits of Offsite Construction

September 13, 2017

Offsite construction has been around for years, but interest in this construction method has grown rapidly in the past decade. Benefits of offsite construction include decreased costs compared to conventional construction methods, shortened project schedules, reduced waste and safer working […]

Falling Tools and Materials Exact Toll From Construction Workers

September 6, 2017

Via: ENR

Most people understand that road construction and maintenance workers are at risk of being hit and injured or killed by a motorist or equipment in a work zone. What may be less well known is how often being struck by a […]

Construction Processes, Design

Metal wall panels create diverse portfolios

October 10, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

Mixed facades are becoming more popular than ever. Wall panels are increasingly being used on accent walls that complement masonry, fiber cement, and terracotta. Multiple cladding creates unique facades that draw attention. Although square and rectangular wall panels have been […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA issues extension for compliance with crane operator certification requirements

October 10, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer’s responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018. OSHA had issued a final rule in September 2014, […]

Construction Techniques

5 Solar Construction Trends Shaping the Industry

October 9, 2017

Via: Construction Management – Capterra Blog

The future is a scary place when you’re in a red hot industry such as solar construction, because there’s a lot of uncertainty about what’s going to happen next. You’re constantly wondering: Will this keep up? Will some new innovation […]