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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction fall fatalities still highest among all industries: What more can we do?

April 11, 2019

Via: ISHN

Falls are the leading cause of construction-worker fatalities, accounting for one-third of on-the-job deaths in the industry. In 2017, there were 366 fall fatalities out of 971 total fatalities in construction. According to the CPWR, from 2011-2015, 61% of fatal […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Labor secretary: OSHA jobsite inspections likely to increase

April 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Acosta also told subcommittee members that he was able to take on new OSHA inspectors early in the Trump administration by lifting the White House hiring freeze at the agency. When Trump first took office, the new administration stopped what […]


Construction Techniques

3 essential technologies for a successful project

April 9, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Technology is changing how construction projects are delivered. From utilizing virtual reality to create immersive owner experiences, to capturing and tracking real-time data, technology plays a vital role in delivering consistently successful projects. With what seems like endless options, knowing […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Colorado bill set to make wage theft a felony

April 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to the Colorado Fiscal Institute, more than 500,0000 workers in the state — many of them in the construction industry — lose $750 million a year because of wage theft. The institute’s analysis shows that the most common methods […]


Construction Processes, Financial

3 contractors compete for $1B overhaul of Shreveport, Louisiana, sewer system

April 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

CDM Smith, according to the Shreveport Times, is the current program manager for the sewer overhaul, but the company’s contract expires this month. City Engineer Patrick Furlong told the Times that working with the firm had been “challenging.” U.S. sewer […]


Construction Techniques

Using Construction Tech to Attract Younger Workers 

April 5, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

The construction industry gets perennially dinged for being too slow to innovate and adapt to new technology. This trend appears to be changing as more construction firms are realizing the value and benefit of adopting new technology. Not only is […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Total February spending up 1%, highway segment up 9.5%

April 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

February’s spending numbers, which followed a January increase of 2.5%, were good news for the construction industry overall, as some economists, according to MarketWatch, had predicted a small decline. This year’s spending so far also represents a bit of a […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Building the wall: A construction timeline

April 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A cornerstone to President Donald Trump’s agenda, construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has stirred up controversy from its earliest mentions on the campaign trail. Even after scaling back his vision for a “great big wall” of concrete […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Travelers cuts opioid use among injured construction workers

April 4, 2019

Via: ISHN

The Travelers Companies, Inc. reports that it has reduced opioid use by nearly 40 percent among the injured construction workers it has helped, thanks in part to the Early Severity Predictor® model, which helps predict which injured employees are at […]


Construction Techniques

AI, robotics safety a bigger concern to construction industry than job security

April 3, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As contractors face tighter schedules and a shrinking pool of qualified workers, they are turning to technology to ensure that they can produce at a level necessary to keep their customers happy and take on more projects. In fact, McKinsey […]