Mass timber 101: Understanding the emerging building type

July 5, 2017

Building tall with structural wood is the aim of many research-minded project teams these days. But the building type is largely outside the scope of current building codes in the U.S., meaning each project requires ample — and often costly […]

Top Causes of Construction Accident Injuries and How to Prevent Them

June 15, 2017

By now we should all be familiar with OSHA’s Fatal Four in construction: falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions and being caught in or between objects. These are top four causes of construction worker deaths each year. For 2015, the […]

Rising global temperatures require new building strategies

June 1, 2017

The paper largely serves as a call to action for engineers to continue to press for resilient building design that considers both current and future climate conditions. In the U.S., members of the AEC community have voiced concern over the […]

Construction Processes, Legal

New York City will require construction superintendents on building higher than three stories

August 16, 2017

Via: BDCNetwork

New York City recently enacted legislation that will require contractors to hire construction superintendents for all major projects at buildings higher than three stories. Another new law requires the Department of Buildings (DOB) to notify OSHA about construction code violations […]

Construction Processes, Financial

CO convention center expansion costs double to $233M

August 15, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

Convention center representatives attributed the rising cost estimate to the skilled-labor shortage in Denver, climbing steel prices and building code requirements. Denver officials expect pushback on the tax from hotels that are not in close proximity to the convention center, […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Median construction worker age on par with US workforce — for now

August 15, 2017

Via: Construction Dive

The construction workforce trending older has been cause for concern in some parts of the U.S. as the industry continues to cite the skilled labor shortage as one of its most critical problems. The Northeast, especially, could face challenges as […]