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Building group launches national BIM program

September 13, 2022

Unlike other sectors such as manufacturing, the construction industry hasn’t realized significant productivity gains through the implementation of technology. Indeed, construction has averaged just 1% productivity growth in the past 20 years, according to the NIBS release. The BIM process […]


NYC’s construction site inspections, enforcement ‘inadequate’

September 8, 2022

Though DOB did agree with most key recommendations in the report, Eric Ulrich, commissioner at the DOB, said in email to the deputy comptroller that “it is important to note that the onus is on contractors and site safety professionals” […]


OSHA Extends Comment Period for Tightened Lead Standard

August 29, 2022

Via: ENR

In response to requests from interested parties, federal labor officials have extended the deadline to comment on its proposed revisions for the workplace lead-exposure standard by two months. It is now Oct. 28. The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Weather monitors gather real-time heat stress readings on your jobsite

September 23, 2022

Via: ISHN

It’s paramount to know the exact temperature on your jobsite to protect workers in hot conditions. At higher temperatures, a change of even a few degrees can be a warning sign that you need to alter their workday activities to […]


Construction Processes, Financial

EPA Awards $1.3B in IIJA Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects in 18 States

September 22, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1.3 billion for water infrastructure improvements to 18 states using funds provided in the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The money was issued through State Revolving Funds (SRFs) for drinking […]


Construction Techniques

Construction Data Meets GIS Visualization: Improving Transparency, Collaboration, and Efficiency

September 22, 2022

Via: ENR

Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is a foundational technology for the future of construction project management. By integrating construction project data with GIS tools for visualization and analysis, agencies can vastly improve transparency, collaboration, and efficiency on their projects. In […]


Construction Techniques

AECOM launches new sewer inspection software

September 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

AECOM’s PipeInsights platform enables users to manage multiple sewer programs simultaneously and better understand overall sewer system health, the company said in the release. It also allows users to securely access inspections from any mobile device. PipeInsights is the latest […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Fall protection is OSHA’s top safety violation for 12th year in a row

September 21, 2022

Via: ISHN

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Tuesday its preliminary Top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2022. NSC Safety+Health Associate Editor Kevin Druley introduced Patrick Kapust, acting director of OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, who […]


News

Senate Panel Examines IIJA Highway Programs’ Rollout

September 21, 2022

Via: ENR

With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act now on the books for more than 10 months, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is continuing its oversight of how the U.S. Dept. of Transportation is carrying out the law’s highway […]