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 […]


Sustainability is in the air in the HVAC industry

April 14, 2018

Via: Construction Global

With more than 56,000 members spanning 132 countries, it’s fair to say ASHRAE has seen it all when it comes to HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and is more than qualified to live up to its motto: “Shaping tomorrow’s […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Ignorance of OSHA standards no defense for worker’s death

April 13, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Construction firms regularly contest the size of an OSHA fine or the violation itself. After the agency issues a citation, employers typically have 15 working days to contest in writing the citation, proposed penalty or abatement date, the deadline for […]

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 […]