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Sustainability

St. Louis could save $61 million per year in energy costs by improved building performance

October 18, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Building owners in St. Louis could save at least $61.5 million annually by improving energy efficiency in their buildings, according to the city’s first annual Building Energy Benchmarking Report & Checklist to Explore Energy Savings Opportunities report. If building owners, […]


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 Site Safety, Hazards

Improving job-site safety through BIM technology

October 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Okland Construction uses BIM technology to win more work and be more competitive. But the tech-forward company has found that the benefits of BIM extend into another area that all construction firms grapple with every day — site safety. Construction-injury […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

7 ways to keep your highway construction workers safe

October 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The most lethal threat to highway zone construction workers is the possibility they will be struck, either by a passing car or construction vehicle. In 2017, 132 individuals working in highway construction zones were killed in this way, reported the […]


Construction Processes, Design, Procurement

Blow up your mindset: Recovery speed is about process and materials

October 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

When rebuilding after a disaster, applying design-build process and thinking is much more effective than is perceived. The Build Back Better¹ philosophy of recovery after a disaster has wide acceptance. But there is a culprit in its full potential: bias. […]


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

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 […]


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 […]


Construction Processes, Legal

What contractors should know about building on sacred land

October 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Usually, by the time shovels hit dirt on a jobsite, the ground they are breaking has been obtained and controlled by the owners and there’s no question that workers will be able to proceed with construction. But what happens when […]


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, […]