Tag: construction

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

DC-area utility: Purple Line construction dangerously close to water main

April 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The pipe supplies water to much of the county’s businesses and residents, and WSSC officials said the disruption in service that would accompany a water main break would be “devastating.” When a water main breaks, not only could customers be […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

How to Minimize the Risk of Disruption on the Construction Site

April 17, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction projects run on strict deadlines, keeping up with client demands, weather changes, missing supplies, and other problems to complete on schedule. A disruption can throw a figurative wrench into the works, making the job that much harder. What are […]

Construction Site Safety, Regulations

The top OSHA fines of Q1 2019

April 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA was as active as ever this quarter inspecting jobsites and doling out fines to construction companies that subject their workers to hazards, and that activity might be increasing soon. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told a House appropriations committee […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Three NYC construction workers die in one week

April 15, 2019


Three New York City construction workers died last week at three different worksites – two as the result of struck-by incidents. In Brooklyn, news sources report that 34 year-old Gregory Echevarria was killed when part of a crane he was […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Fall hazards get Florida roofer $133K of proposed fines

April 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Now is the time for contractors to get their jobsite safety practices and procedures in order. OSHA has 76 new inspectors going through training, and U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta recently told Congress that once those individuals are ready to […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

NYC construction worker fatally struck by stone slab

April 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA has requirements for the assembly of all types of scaffolding, including suspended systems like the one reportedly used by Vlad. As a general rule, suspended scaffolding systems are supposed to be anchored only to stable building components capable of […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards

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

April 11, 2019


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, 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 […]