Study: Workplace injuries drive rise in overdoses, suicides

August 6, 2019

OSHA publishes a yearly list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations. “[I]f all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline,” OSHA has said. The agency recommends […]

Here’s how to achieve a zero-injury jobsite

July 23, 2019

Out of the more than 4,500 workers who were killed at work in 2016, one in five of them died on a construction site. It’s a grim reminder that faulty safety processes can be deadly. Also at stake: your company’s […]

Construction of controversial $2B Hawaiian telescope set to begin

July 16, 2019

Opponents argue that Mauna Kea is a sacred site, and point to the 13 since-retired telescopes left behind there as construction debris. However, as part of the Notice to Proceed issued for the TMT project earlier this year, five telescopes […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Safety is hot keynote topic at AAMA Fall Conference

August 14, 2019


Two speakers will address the topics of product installation and plant safety at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference (Sept. 30-Oct. 3). Richard Hawk (shown above), motivational safety speaker and trainer for Make Safety Fun, will give a […]

Construction Processes, Legal

Report: Trump construction firm uses undocumented workers

August 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

E-Verify is a system, under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security, that allows employers to electronically check their employees’ eligibility for jobs through a web-based system administered by the Social Security Administration and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

More states invest in flood control programs

August 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Army Corps plays a big role in the development of flood control strategies and has turned to public-private partnerships (P3s) to achieve its goals in that area of construction. Work recently restarted on a $2.8 billion Army Corps flood […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

4 best practice tips for estimating and managing construction projects

August 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In my world, I’m often asked for a list of “best practices” when estimating or managing a construction project. Here are some thoughts, based on personal experience and discussions I’ve had with other folks in the industry. The short answer […]