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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 […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction input prices jump again, continue 2024’s upward climb

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, echoed Basu’s concerns about rising input costs and its impact on contractors’ bids and project expenses. “Prices for construction inputs have risen faster than contractors’ bids every month so […]


Construction Processes, Financial

5 contech firms announce funding in 2024’s first half

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The saying goes April showers bring May flowers, and so far this spring, contech firms announced they’ve been showered with cash. Firms that specialize in green materials, recycling and artificial intelligence-based inspections reeled in cash, as the industry continues to […]


News

Construction Women Explore Workplace Change, Trailblazing Technologies

May 13, 2024

Via: ENR

A construction technology entrepreneur described her firm’s artificial intelligence tool that can digest 3.6-million construction document pages to enable a project team to more quickly and realistically use the megavolume of detail to make job decisions. A U.S. General Services […]


Sustainability

What is the Green Building Initiative?

May 13, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Reducing the environmental impact of our built environment is imperative to ensuring a livable, healthy, and fulfilling future. Over the last several decades many organizations have committed themselves to this goal, with the Green Building Initiative being one of the […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Investigation finds Georgia construction contractor could have prevented worker’s fatal fall

May 9, 2024

Via: ISHN

A Georgia construction contractor’s failure to enforce safety regulations at an Arcadia, Florida worksite led to a 31-year-old steel erector suffering fatal fall injuries, an incident caused by the same workplace safety violations for which federal inspectors cited the employer […]


News

Successful contractors don’t fight change. They embrace it.

May 9, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

In the famous words of executive coach Marshall Goldsmith: “What got you here won’t get you there.” In other words, change is a necessary part of personal and organizational growth. Yet most people and companies are resistant to change, and […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

12 types of technology that can make jobsites safer

May 8, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Safety Week is an annual opportunity for people, companies and even competitors to work together and celebrate the incredibly hard work done by people in our industry who make safety the foundation of everything they do and demonstrate their […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NYC construction deaths drop to lowest in nearly a decade

May 7, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Although injuries are on the rise, the DOB said fewer incident investigations required enforcement measures due to unsafe or illegal conditions by employers in 2023. When all safeguards are in place, those injuries are deemed to be an error on […]


News

Prioritizing mental health in construction: Strategies leaders should know

May 6, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual report on occupational injuries revealed a 7.7% increase in construction fatalities and a 13.1% increase in suicides in 2022 over 2021. Among men in the US, UK, and Australia, construction has one […]


News

2024 Wood Design & Building Awards: Call for Submissions

May 1, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

The 2024 Wood Design and Building Awards program is now open for submissions, inviting entries from talented architects and designers across North America and around the globe who are setting new standards of excellence in wood architecture. The Wood Design […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Public sector lifts nonresidential construction spending as private projects lag

May 1, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

In contrast, private sector nonresidential spending was uneven, said Ken Simonson, chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America. Overall, private nonresidential spending dropped 0.2%. “Private nonresidential categories showed varied patterns, while multifamily construction continued to slip from record […]


News

How tech can level construction’s playing field

May 1, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

As someone who’s navigated the construction world from multiple vantage points, I’ve come to see our current labor shortage not just as a challenge but as a pivotal opportunity for growth and inclusion. When I co-founded BuildOps, it was with […]


Construction Processes, Design

Designing for Inclusive Luxury in Bathrooms

April 30, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Architectural design is a dynamic and evolving field, continuously adapting to meet our changing attitudes and needs. The design of bathrooms serves as a prime example of this evolution, reflecting shifts toward aesthetics, functionality, and inclusivity. The increasing emphasis on […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction risk management: The tech advantage

April 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Today’s technology can greatly enhance risk management capabilities, enabling construction firms to navigate uncertainties with greater confidence. By leveraging advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and data analytics, companies can proactively identify, assess and mitigate risks, increasing the likelihood of project […]


Construction Techniques

How Can Modular Design Be Used to Revolutionize Housing Architecture?

April 25, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Housing is a diverse architectural typology whose configuration is determined not only by those who design it but also by the use of those who live in it. Therefore, homes are fundamentally adaptable structures that evolve in line with their […]


Sustainability

A Complete Guide to Understanding Green Building Rating Systems

April 24, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Studies have shown that the built environment is responsible for 40% of the world’s total carbon emissions, while the construction and demolition industry as a whole generates approximately 30% of the globe’s waste and accounts for over one-third of global […]


News

Public Spaces and Their Key Role in Building Climate Resilience in the US.

April 24, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Social infrastructure encompasses the resources and services that allow the creation of communal bonds and social connections. Within the built environment, it manifests through public spaces like parks, libraries, and community centers alongside threshold spaces such as public transportation stops. […]


Sustainability

How Engineered Wood Can Decarbonize the Construction Industry

April 23, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

At a time when sustainability and ESG (environmental, social, and governance) concerns are prevalent, there is a crucial need to focus on a sector that accounts for 38% of all global CO₂ emissions and consumes 30% of global resources: the […]


News

Earth Day 2024: Urban and Architectural Strategies to Navigate the Climate Crisis

April 22, 2024

Via: ArchDaily

Every year, Earth Day, celebrated on April 22, presents us with an opportunity to contemplate the conditions of our planet and our impact upon it. Generating around 37% of global carbon emissions, the construction industry has an important, often detrimental, […]