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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 Processes, Financial, Legal

Bipartisan bill shoots for $125B infrastructure investment

April 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

More avenues for investment in the U.S. construction industry means more opportunities for contractors. After a partial appeal of FIRPTA in 2015, according to the AIA, foreign investment in both large and small U.S. cities increased by 33%, creating jobs […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Three NYC construction workers die in one week

April 15, 2019

Via: ISHN

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 Site Safety, Hazards

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

April 11, 2019

Via: ISHN

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, Legal

Colorado bill set to make wage theft a felony

April 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to the Colorado Fiscal Institute, more than 500,0000 workers in the state — many of them in the construction industry — lose $750 million a year because of wage theft. The institute’s analysis shows that the most common methods […]


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 […]


Construction Techniques

AI, robotics safety a bigger concern to construction industry than job security

April 3, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As contractors face tighter schedules and a shrinking pool of qualified workers, they are turning to technology to ensure that they can produce at a level necessary to keep their customers happy and take on more projects. In fact, McKinsey […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

OSHA slaps $106K on Georgia contractor’s trenching hazards

April 2, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

OSHA said it conducted the investigation as part of the agency’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and Excavation. Under the NEP, OSHA inspectors increase enforcement at excavation and trenching jobsites. Since these types of projects can begin and end […]