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Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Mitigate risk with construction site monitoring

November 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Construction jobsite theft costs the industry up to $1 billion each year and US businesses spend more than $170 billion dollars annually on work-related injuries. Adding cloud-managed construction cameras to remotely view and record jobsite activity could be the key […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Federal judge allows preconstruction on stalled XL Pipeline

November 29, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In the Nov. 8 order that halted work on the project, the judge said that the State Department’s original review was not thorough enough and ordered the agency to provide a supplement to its 2014 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

To build water-efficient cities, water managers and urban planners must coordinate better

November 28, 2018

Via: BDCNetwork

For improved water efficiency in cities, water managers and urban planners must coordinate their efforts better, according to a new report led by University of Arizona landscape architecture and planning researchers. Lack of time and resources and practitioners not in […]


Construction Techniques

Modern Materials: Memory steel, polymer uses CO2 to self-repair, and more

November 28, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

A team at Purdue University’s Lyles School of Civil Engineering has created a 3D-printed cement paste that gets stronger as it cracks, according to a statement from the university. The cement paste, inspired by arthropod shells, could help create more […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Cal/OSHA cites firm in trench death, proposes $141K fine

November 27, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Currently, there are 22 U.S. states and territories including California that choose to administer their own worker safety and health plans. These programs must be approved by OSHA and meet or exceed the agency’s standards. After approval, OSHA also continues […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Federal government agrees to $1.2B Seattle light-rail grant

November 26, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The project’s initial budget has grown from an estimated $2.4 billion, reportedly because of increased costs of land, materials, debt financing, rail cars and system design features, on top of a required $170 million contingency required by the FTA as […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Dodge: Total October construction starts up 21% to $864B

November 26, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

As Dodge’s October starts report shows, the U.S. construction industry continues to benefit from airport projects, some supported by billions of annual Federal Aviation Administration funding, some by airlines and airports, while other are continuing to turn to public-private partnerships. […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Releases Final Crane Rule

November 21, 2018

Via: ENR

The Occupational Safety and Heath Administration published the final version of its new crane rule on Nov. 9, which covers training and certification for crane operators. The rule is a revision of a draft version published in May 2018, and […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSH enforcement across the USA

November 20, 2018

Via: ISHN

From east to west, north to south, both federal OSHA and state-level agencies stay busy conducting investigations and issuing citations to companies who violate safety regulations. This review of recent cases indicates a variety of citations issued, for confined space, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Feds announce $491M of new border wall contracts

November 19, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Earlier this month, CBP and the Army Corps announced that it had given a $145 million contract to SLSCO for similar levee wall work in the McAllen Station area of the Rio Grande Valley. This and the other two November […]