Tag: construction

Construction Processes, Legal

OSHA fines I-4 Ulltimate JV $15K for worker death

August 20, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This was the fourth fatal accident on the project since construction began in 2015. The first death happened in February 2016 when another employee of the JV, 34-year-old Marvin Franklin, was hit by a dump truck filled with dirt. In […]

Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Portland Transit Tunnel Concept Under Exploration

August 19, 2019

Via: ENR

A Metro and TriMet-led discussion about future solutions for mass transit throughout Portland led to the concept of a tunnel under the Willamette River in downtown Portland. That concept has turned into an official tunnel study as Metro and TriMet […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Kiewit-Parsons JV wins $806M Los Angeles Gold Line light rail contract

August 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In its press release announcing the award, the authority said that the construction phase could generate as many as 16,000 jobs, which, in turn, would create up to $1 billion in labor income and up to $40 million in extra […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Safety is hot keynote topic at AAMA Fall Conference

August 14, 2019


Two speakers will address the topics of product installation and plant safety at the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) Fall Conference (Sept. 30-Oct. 3). Richard Hawk (shown above), motivational safety speaker and trainer for Make Safety Fun, will give a […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

More states invest in flood control programs

August 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Army Corps plays a big role in the development of flood control strategies and has turned to public-private partnerships (P3s) to achieve its goals in that area of construction. Work recently restarted on a $2.8 billion Army Corps flood […]

Construction Processes, Financial

Where contractors are most likely to exceed the budget

August 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Budget structures vary by the type of construction a contractor performs. For example, subcontractors typically have a significant amount of their costs allocated to direct labor and materials while general contractors’ budgets are likely to have more subcontracted work on […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

4 best practice tips for estimating and managing construction projects

August 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In my world, I’m often asked for a list of “best practices” when estimating or managing a construction project. Here are some thoughts, based on personal experience and discussions I’ve had with other folks in the industry. The short answer […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Army Corps of Engineers’ first P3, a $2.8B flood control project, restarts

August 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead area causes about $238 million of damage each year, and a 500-year flood event would likely flood almost all of Fargo, a large portion of Moorhead and surrounding communities. Six of the area’s top 10 floods […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

8 ways warehouse construction has evolved

August 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The rise of e-commerce has shaped U.S. warehouse facilities into next-generation logistics hubs. This transformation has radically changed the way these facilities are designed and constructed. Here are eight ways that modern warehouse facilities demand more from construction firms than […]

Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

Study: Workplace injuries drive rise in overdoses, suicides

August 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA publishes a yearly list of the top 10 most frequent workplace safety violations. “[I]f all employers simply corrected the top 10 hazards, we are confident the number of deaths, amputations and hospitalizations would drastically decline,” OSHA has said. The agency recommends […]