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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Mental Health Initiatives for Construction Professionals

October 18, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

One in five Americans struggles with a mental health condition. Society has created a schema of those at risk for psychiatric disorders— women, teenagers, abuse victims and so on. It’s not unusual for this schema to give less regard to […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Slow payments cost GCs and subs $64 billion annually

October 17, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Delayed payments are costing both general contractors and subcontractors tens of billions annually, according to a new study. The study was conducted by construction finance platform Rabbet, formerly Contract Simply, in partnership with Procore Technologies. A similar study by Rabbet […]


Sustainability

Architecture and Math

October 14, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

If you ever thought about being an architect but thought you couldn’t handle the math, you aren’t alone. At parties across the land, as soon as someone finds out there is an architect in the crowd, there is a story […]


Sustainability

What can you do to conquer the construction labor shortage?

October 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry continues to face a substantial hurdle: a labor shortage. Many contractors are experiencing an issue of not having enough people to do the work, and it’s created problems with being able to take on new projects, meet […]


Sustainability

New workforce program sells construction as ‘cool’

October 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

It takes a lot to capture the attention of Generation Z — Americans born between the mid-1990s to early-2000s. This group of digital-savvy young people have grown up with social media, streaming video and online shopping. A new outreach effort […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction unemployment returns to 2009 low

October 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As far as nonresidential construction is concerned, employment increased by 3,800 positions in September, according to an analysis by Anirban Basu of the Associated Builders and Contractors, bringing the total of additional nonresidential jobs during the last 12 months to […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Report: Construction faces widest foreign language skills gap

October 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Seth Sandler, CEO of Florida-based Superior Skilled Trades, which helps contractors staff projects, said many of his construction firm clients don’t employ non-English speakers because of safety concerns. Communication about a potential jobsite hazard needs to happen in the moment, […]


Construction Techniques

The October issue of Construction Global is live!

October 7, 2019

Via: Construction Global

Our cover story this month highlights how Plaza Construction is “building tomorrow” by drivingsuccessful collaborations between client, architect and contractor. The award-winning Florida-based firm is utilising the latest BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools across a range of commercial, corporate, and […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

New OSHA weighting system could lead to more inspections

October 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The system is meant primarily to gauge exactly how OSHA’s area offices are directing their inspection and enforcement efforts, according to Edwin G. Foulke Jr., former assistant secretary of labor for OSHA under President George W. Bush and partner in […]


Construction Techniques

The rise of AI in construction

October 3, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Construction remains one of the top five industries driving the world economy. Yet until recently, it’s been lagging behind virtually every other sector in the adoption of technology. In this in-depth interview, Dr. Dan Patterson, Chief Design Officer with InEight, […]