OSHA appears to expand definition of a recordable ergonomic injury

FDR Safety

OSHA appears to be interested in expanding the definition of an ergonomic injury for recordkeeping purposes to include incidents which cause workers to have minor soreness or discomfort. Two poultry industry trade groups have criticized a recent OSHA citation against Wayne Farms for alleged safety violations at its Jack, Alabama, plant involving musculo-skeletal disorders and other workplace hazards.

Definition of Cloud Computing

Building Information Management

The NIST Definition of Cloud Computing. Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g.,

Not even OSHA has a consistent definition of what is a recordable injury

FDR Safety

Today’s guest blogger is Mark Moran of Safetyhighways. He is author of a new book, “OSHA Recordkeeping Simplified.”. OSHA’s new recordkeeping rules on fatalities and serious injuries and illnesses are fairly clear, but they leave unresolved the confusion that many employers feel about the overall recordkeeping process. OSHA standards were meant to be the “heart” of the OSH Act. By the same token, a systemic recordkeeping program would be the “brains” of the Act.

The Definitive Guide to Online Marketing for Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Joseph Hughes Founder Of Contractor Dynamics. Joseph Hughes was interviewed for the Contractors Success M.A.P. Podcast and was very generous with his time and provided some extremely valuable insights for how you can market your Contracting Company. The article below is a recap of some of the precious gems he shared on the podcast. Contractor Marketing


The Constructor

Benching: A surface at the base of an inspection chamber or manhole to confine the flow of sewage to avoid the accumulation of deposits and provide a. Environmental Engg Water Supply Drains Environmental Engineering Sewers

Sewer 18

Shared Parameters are Shared Definitions

Revit OpEd

If I''m very picky and technical they are not a thing , they are a device , a parameter definition, shared to either create a family parameter or project parameter or both. This is why I regard them as a definition stored in a dictionary , the Shared Parameter file. We tend to think of Shared Parameters as a thing , equal to Family and Project parameters. I''ve even described them as such in past posts on the subject.

Revit 10

DOE Issues Definition for Net-Zero Energy Buildings

ENR Construction

DOE Issues Definition for Net-Zero Energy Buildings. Policy


(BUILT)X Solutions - The Short Definition

Collaborative Construction

The concept of (BUILT) X Solutions TM is broader than the (BUILT) X System TM , the project specific program that supports delivery of BIM enabled facilities and infrastructure by integrated teams.

How Cost, Scope and Schedule Definition Improves Preconstruction Planning

Construction Business Owner

Implementing these tools as part of a comprehensive preconstruction phase is the key to developing a project definition that leads to successful project delivery Encountering budget shortfalls or schedule overruns during a construction project can set off a cascade of problems.


The Constructor

Microsoft Project is a project management system, which assist the project managers to execute and control the project activities effectively in. Construction Construction Management Management Project Management

The Definition of Job Order Contracting – What is JOC?

Building Information Management

Job Order Contracting is a collaborative construction delivery method, a type of integrated project delivery (IPD) that specifically targets renovation, repair, sustainability, and minor new construction.

Department of Energy seeks public input on definition for zero-energy buildings


Department of Energy (DOE or the Department), has funded the National Institute of Building Sciences to assess various potential definitions of Zero Energy Buildings and propose draft definitions with input from a number of subject matter experts and stakeholder organizations. The U.S.

OSHA Definition of a HNOC Clarified For The HCS

The Safety Blog

From the official definition, a HNOC is a negative physical or health effect that doesn’t fit the HCS categories. Furthermore, OSHA considers “physical effect” in the definition to be impairment of health or function caused by a chemical’s hazards in normal conditions or foreseeable emergencies. A HNOC is also not a pyrophoric gas, simple asphyxiate or combustible dust because they have intentionally been added to the “hazard chemical” definition.

Serious And Funny Construction Definitions Contractors Enjoy Reading

Contractor Bookkeeping

Professional Contractor - Serious construction business owner with construction strategy and definitely in construction business to earn a worthwhile profit. Over The Past 30+ Years - I have accumulated a variety of terms to describe the construction industry.

BIM and BuildingSMART… and The the Official Definition of BIM

Building Information Management

The international home for buildingSMART can is located at [link]. buildingSMART International – A neutral, international and unique not for profit organisation supporting open BIM through the life cycle.

How to Deal With and Fix Duplicate Shared Parameter Definitions in Your Revit Project

What Revit Wants

Ever seen something like this? This happens when multiple Shared Parameters with the same name but different GUIDs are added from different Shared Parameter files (or copied or imported into the project by some other means).


PC Construction Blog

The Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) recently held its annual Water/Wastewater conference in San Jose, California. The record. Continue Reading. All Design-Build Water Treatment Construction

Emerging Contractor Definition At Fast Easy Accounting

Contractor Bookkeeping

Our formal definition of an Emerging Contractor is "Anyone who is ready to make changes, grow and improve their construction company" Simple, straightforward and to the point. Contracting Is A Trade Of Choice And For Many It Is A Calling.

BIM Glossary Terms and Definitions – NBIMS-US – 2013

Building Information Management

Below, a list of terms and definitions being submitted for voting is just one of several important initiatives. V3 Definition*. NISTIR 7417 page 76 Fallon definition. Definition. The overall implementation strategy document used to set the definition, direction, sequence and usually milestones for an initiative. Get involved in the NBIMS-3.0 2013 National BIM Standard today! There are many exciting things go one.


The Constructor

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Definition of a Job Order Contracting / Job Order Contract / JOC – Coefficient or Adjustment Factor

Building Information Management

Section 5117.9001: Definitions. In short a JOC coefficient or adjustment factor includes any allowed item/consideration that is not in a specific unit price line item contained within the unit price book – UPB. It a value typically is in the range of 0.80

What is BIM?

Building Information Management

BIM Definition – Short – The life-cycle management of the built environment supported by digital technology. If you can’t see the whole picture… you can’t appreciate BIM.

The Simple Definiton of BIM – Building Information Modeling

Building Information Management

Uncategorized building informatoin modeling definition the simple defintion of bim

Definition of M20 grade of concrete

Construction Cost Estimating

In construction, there should be individual strength for each building element. To maintain the strength of concrete for different elements, various types of concrete grades are required. The strength needed for foundation, beam, slab etc. will be different.

Official Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium construction time-lapse

Constructor Magazine

The just-released time-lapse showcases 32-months of progress with high-definition imagery. read more. Video

The Importance of Standardized Cost Data to Efficient Construction Delivery

Building Information Management

… BIM Construction Cost Estimating building cost models Construction Cost Estimating Cost Definition Cost Estimating Cost Estimating and Efficient Project Delivery Software Total Cost of Ownership Uncategorized job order contractingStandardized Cost Data Drive Efficient Project Delivery.

Definition of striking and pointing in brickwork

Construction Cost Estimating

The variation among 'striking' and 'pointing' is given below :- • Striking stands for completing the mortar joints among the bricks which are placed freshly. Pointing means employing a small amount of mortar into the face joint among bricks (either freshly placed or in old brickwork).

Viewpoint Acquires Dexter + Chaney

Construction Equipment

Viewpoint Construction Software announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Dexter + Chaney

Shallow Foundation Definition & its types

Construction Cost Estimating

A foundation is described as the lower most combined part of a structure, that is connected with the soil directly as well as securely transfers the complete load of the structure maintaining the completely strength of the structure to the soil underneath.

LOD – Level of Development – BIM – Life-cycle

Building Information Management

Ontology is the standardized usage/definition of terms and their associated inter-relationships. While the definition of “life-cycle” has many permutations, and is likely to undergo ongoing improvement, the relationship to LOD needs to be developed in parallel.

Construction Hotspots


The winds of change are definitely blowing for construction project opportunities, and it’s difficult to find places where things aren’t at least looking up, if not performing very well.

BIM Evolution

Building Information Management

yet communication terms, definitions, must be transparent and consistently applied in order to gain greater efficiencies. In the long history of humankind, those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. Charles Darwin.

BIM Evolution

Building Information Management

yet communication terms, definitions, must be transparent and consistently applied in order to gain greater efficiencies. In the long history of humankind, those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed. Charles Darwin.

IFMA 2012 – World Workplace and BIM

Building Information Management

Interestingly enough IFMA’s definition of facility management is virtually equal to that of BIM. On my way back from IFMA 2012, which included the initial meeting of the BIMLO committee/group. This is a group focused upon BIM and life-cycle operation of the built environment.

Cloud Computing, Construction, Engineering, Architecture and Productivity

Building Information Management

Cloud computing is a more than catalyst for change, it is a DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Cloud Computing, Construction, Engineering, Architecture and Productivity

Building Information Management

Cloud computing is a more than catalyst for change, it is a DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

BIM and Cloud Computing – Get Beyond 3D Visualization and Focus Upon the “I”

Building Information Management

Definition of BIM. . Definition of THE CLOUD. BIM and the Cloud – SAME 2012 – 4Clicks Solutions LLC – PDF. BIM - CLOUD COMPUTING. .