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Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Hidden risks in the construction site

May 16, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction sites are dynamic environments teeming with activity, equipment, and potential hazards. While the dangers from heavy machinery operation, electrical work, and fall hazards are well-recognized, numerous hidden risks lurk beneath the surface, posing significant threats to worker health and […]


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Construction starts jump 20% to close 2023

January 19, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

2024 provides promise that positive momentum will continue to build, largely due to the expectation of lower interest rates, said Branch. The American Institute of Architects’ Architecture Billings Index, which tracks architectural design activity, also showed some positive signs, with […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction input prices drop 3 months in a row

January 16, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Despite continued materials price moderation and other positive momentum around inflation, the construction materials cost outlook still carries inherent risks, said Basu. “Piracy in the Red Sea and the resulting diversion of ships from the Suez Canal around the Cape […]


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Inside construction firms’ fight for workers

September 11, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

One of the main problems contractors face, according to the survey, is a lack of qualifications — 68% of firms reported that applicants lacked the skills needed to work in construction. “It is time to rethink the way the nation […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Researchers create improved jobsite safety tech with location tracking

April 26, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Viper+ automates the monitoring of safety policies set at the beginning of a project. The policies define where “safe” and “unsafe” areas are, and the system detects any violations of the policies while employees and equipment are working, according to […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Three Contractors Charged with Homicide in 2019 Fatal Bronx Construction Site Collapse

April 19, 2023

Via: ENR

Three contractors have been indicted in a 2019 collapse at a Bronx, N.Y., construction site where a worker was crushed to death by 1,000 pounds of debris. A fourth man is charged with fraud for disregarding safety codes. The Bronx […]


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Construction site is swarmed, burns at Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’

March 6, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The action was the latest violence and destruction of property connected to the 85-acre police, fire and public safety training center being built in a forested area on Atlanta’s south side. Last fall, activists vandalized the Birmingham, Alabama-area home of […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

5 key ways to protect your hands during construction work

February 9, 2023

Via: ISHN

The average construction site is full of equipment and sharp objects that can permanently injure a person’s hands. Cold temperatures and hazardous chemicals can also be potentially harmful to the nerves or skin, leading to a loss of feeling or […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Michigan OSHA launches emphasis program to reduce heat hazards

October 27, 2022

Via: ISHN

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has introduced a State Emphasis Program to help identify and reduce exposures to indoor and outdoor heat-related hazards in the workplace. “Whether you’re working indoors or outdoors, hot and humid conditions can […]


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Gender Discrimination on Construction Sites: Fill the ArchDaily Form

October 10, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

With the construction sector getting back into full swing and major upcoming projects being announced, a larger workforce is getting ready to take on these colossal works. Accordingly, on-site presence and inspections are critical and essential to creating good architecture […]


Construction Techniques

ConTech Conversations: DPR robotics lead on leveraging tech to solve problems

September 28, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Henning Roedel, DPR’s robotics lead, is an advocate for the use of tech on construction sites. Through his studies at Stanford University, Roedel got involved with Scandinavian general contractor Veidekke Entreprenad AB, via the university’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Turner boosts construction site safety with wireless fire system

June 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Due to lack of power during the initial stages of construction projects, some sites rely on air horns as an evacuation method on construction sites, but it’s not without drawbacks. Sean Ryan, environmental health safety manager at Turner Construction, said […]


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Structural Issues Force Emergency Evacuation of South Florida Apartment Building

April 5, 2022

Via: ENR

Officials in North Miami Beach, Fla., evacuated a five-story apartment building April 4 after an engineering survey revealed excessive deflection in multiple floor slabs. The owners of Bayview 60 Homes, a 60-unit structure alongside a canal in the city’s Eastern […]


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1 of 4 workplace deaths in New York are on a construction site

February 17, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The data analysis comes from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), an independent labor group with membership of workers, unions, activists and health and safety professionals. “New York should be a national leader in worker safety, […]


Sustainability

12 Tips to Grow Your Construction Business

February 10, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

Is it time to grow your construction business? Are you looking to expand into new markets or territories? Growing your construction business, regardless of whether you’re just starting out or have been in the industry for years, requires careful planning. […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Incident investigations pose uphill battle, but boost contractors’ safety

February 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Just the term “incident investigation” can sometimes make employees nervous or hesitant to participate in important safety assessments. Nevertheless, getting to the bottom of a construction site incident is the best way to prevent similar situations in the future. Companies […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Report: Construction workers receive $28B a year in public assistance

January 20, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The report analyzed construction workers’ families’ reliance on programs such as adult and children’s Medicaid, the earned income tax credit, temporary assistance for needy families and the supplemental nutrition assistance program. Analyzing data from six states — Connecticut, California, Illinois, […]


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Holiday displays bring cheer to construction sites

December 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

At year’s end, construction sites across the country often don lights and other festive displays. To capture some of this creativity, Construction Dive asked readers to submit photos of their jobsites decorated for the holidays. We’ve chosen some of the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Achieving team agility through construction site visibility

December 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In a time where everyone and everything is connected to the Internet of Things, visibility sounds like a given. With the world constantly connected, it would make sense then too that every industry was similarly plugged in. But for the […]


Construction Processes, Legal

5 Steps for Preventing Construction Site Theft

December 2, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

From building materials to tools to heavy equipment, construction site theft is an industry-wide epidemic. In addition to the direct costs of replacing the stolen goods, there is also the indirect cost due to increased insurance premiums, rental costs to […]