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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, Financial

Oklahoma approves $8B of infrastructure work

October 16, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The money for Oklahoma’s program will come from the Federal Highway Trust Fund, state income taxes and fuel tax revenues. The Eight-Year Construction Work Plan is updated annually, and this year’s rendition represents a spending increase of approximately $400,000 from […]


Sustainability

Utah adopts 2018 International Energy Conservation Code

October 15, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

Utah became the latest state to update its commercial building energy efficiency code from the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) to the 2018 IECC in July. The new code permits the use of the ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2016 standard, giving building […]


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 […]


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, […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction unemployment returns to 2009 low

October 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

As far as nonresidential construction is concerned, employment increased by 3,800 positions in September, according to an analysis by Anirban Basu of the Associated Builders and Contractors, bringing the total of additional nonresidential jobs during the last 12 months to […]


Construction Techniques

The October issue of Construction Global is live!

October 7, 2019

Via: Construction Global

Our cover story this month highlights how Plaza Construction is “building tomorrow” by drivingsuccessful collaborations between client, architect and contractor. The award-winning Florida-based firm is utilising the latest BIM (Building Information Modelling) tools across a range of commercial, corporate, and […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Contractor Giants are all in on offsite construction

October 7, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The complete findings from our inaugural Giants 300 Technology and Innovation Study are now published and available for download at BDCnetwork.com/2019TechSurvey. This 12-question survey was emailed to all 486 firms that participated in BD+C’s 2019 Giants 300 Report; 130 firms […]