Mon.May 13, 2024

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Feasibility For Machine Guarding Is A Big Deal For Employers and Employees

FDR Safety

By Jim Stanley, Steve Hawkins, and Mike Taubitz INTRODUCTION Have you ever attempted to guard the point of operation for a roll-forming machine, a spot welder, a saw blade, a vertical or horizontal lathe, or other machines where access was necessary to feed a part into the point of operation? If you found it frustrating to the point where you finally gave up, welcome to the real world.

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More money needed for infrastructure fixes: ASCE

Construction Dive

Headwinds such as supply chain challenges and extreme weather are keeping the investment gap from being noticeably reduced, the American Society of Civil Engineers said in a report released Monday.

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FDR Safety

INTRODUCTION Have you ever attempted to guard the point of operation for a roll-forming machine, a spot welder, a saw blade, a vertical or horizontal lathe, or other machines where access was necessary to feed a part into the point of operation? If you found it frustrating to the point where you finally gave up, welcome to the real world. Maybe there was an injury, and you added a guard, but the guard made it difficult or impossible to unjam the equipment or operate the machine.

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How is your project tracking? Automation ensures you always know the answer.

Construction Dive

Spreadsheets, calls, messages and emails are heavily used to coordinate projects today, but as the number of stakeholders increase, so does the complexity of communication.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Groundbreaking Women in Construction 2024

PC Construction

Last week, I was honored to attend ENR’s annual Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference with fellow PC employee owner, Melanie Hurrell. This event was packed with female leaders from across the country collaborating, elevating and innovating by talking about shared experiences and discussing the future of the construction industry. A vast variety of topics were discussed, such as the future of generative AI, male allyship, diversity initiatives, boosting credentials and breaking barriers

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White House Offers Progress Update on Infrastructure Act Rollout

ENR Construction

To date, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act has seen about $454 billion in funds announced, supporting more than 56,000 projects and funding awards. The update coincides with the start of Infrastructure Week.

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Putting data to work

Construction Dive

By investing in solutions that enable more consistency and efficiency in the production of building materials and systems, the construction sector can put a dent in their labor problem.

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Construction Women Explore Workplace Change, Trailblazing Technologies

ENR Construction

Attendees at this year's Groundbreaking Women in Construction shared how emerging global priorities, developing skill sets, stronger advocacy and trailblazing technologies are changing the trajectory of women's careers.

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Logboat Brewery Turns to Integrated Facility Services for an Automation Upgrade

Contractor Magazine

When the time came to expand the brewery, Head Brewer Josh Rein decided to reach out to the controls and systems experts at IFS.

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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Feds Offer Polar Semiconductor $120M Toward Minnesota Plant Expansion

ENR Construction

The chipmaker is planning a $525-million expansion of its manufacturing plant as well a conversion to majority U.S. ownership.

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Bright Ideas, Bright Spaces

BD+C

Bright Ideas, Bright Spaces 1 kcichowicz Mon, 05/13/2024 - 09:40 Watch to find out how Technical Glass Products (TGP) provided MV+A Architects with the perfect entrance for The Edmund using their SteelBuilt Curtainwall Infinity™ System and matching SteelBuilt door systems. Learn more at TGPAmerica.com.

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Maryland Concrete Sub Owes Workers Back Pay, DOL Investigation Finds

ENR Construction

Maryland subcontractor must give more than $186,000 in back pay to workers after wrongly classifying them.

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S.M.A.R.T. campus combines 3 schools on one site

BD+C

S.M.A.R.T. campus combines 3 schools on one site 0 qpurcell Mon, 05/13/2024 - 08:56 K-12 Schools From the start of the design process for Santa Clara Unified School District’s new preK-12 campus, discussions moved beyond brick-and-mortar to focus on envisioning the future of education in Silicon Valley. K-12 Schools School Construction Designers Architects Adaptive Reuse Fire and Life Safety Sustainability From the start of the design process for Santa Clara Unified School District’s new preK-1

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.

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Md. Concrete Sub Owes Workers Back Pay, DOL Investigation Finds

ENR Construction

Maryland subcontractor must give back pay to workers after wrongly classifying them.

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ASCE Report Finds Infrastructure Spending Boosts US Economy

ENR Construction

Report looks at two possible future scenarios: maintaining IIJA-level funding for infrastructure and a return to lower, pre-IIJA levels.

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Salas O'Brien Wins ENR MidAtlantic 2024 Design Firm of the Year Award

ENR Construction

Written by the staff of ENR MidAtlantic Construction, this blog offers insights, analysis and opinionated takes on the latest news, trends and projects.

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Crews Remove 600-Ton Section of Baltimore Bridge From Ship in Controlled Demolition

ENR Construction

The container ship Dali will now be refloated and towed back to Port of Baltimore.

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The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right procurement software is a crucial step in ensuring third-party risk management, process governance, and bidding efficiency. With so many procurement solutions to choose from, it can be overwhelming without a frame of reference and a solid starting point. This free buyer’s guide will cover: Benefits of Procurement Software –– Why do you need it?

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Crews Remove 600-Ton Section of Key Bridge From Ship

ENR Construction

The Dali will be towed back to Port of Baltimore.