Mon.Nov 12, 2018

Which hazards top OSHA's 10 most-cited safety violations list?

Construction Dive

Here is a breakdown of the total number of violations on this year's list per standard as well as details about each standard

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Unique Footprint Requires Changing Shape for Seattle Tower

ENR Construction

Nestled between two historic early 20th-century buildings, The Mark in downtown Seattle makes the most of its quarter-block footprint

Wieland chalks up productivity gains to paperless project

Construction Dive

At a rural Ohio jobsite, Wieland Construction and its subcontractors are managing progress entirely from mobile devices — an investment they say has been offset by hours of time saved and countless mistakes avoided

Are Your Safety Policies Asking for Trouble?

FDR Safety

FDRsafety supports and promotes employers developing strong safety policies, training their employees and enforcing those policies. However, some policies are so strict that they create potential legal issues. Recent cases (both OSHA and personal injury) suggest that industry’s quest to mandate employee performance may ignore the real world where workers encounter variables, and strict interpretation of the policy would literally prevent the work from being done.

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You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

Midterm wins tally at least $24B in construction bonds

Construction Dive

More than $76 billion of bond referendums were put to voters last week, and, as results continue to come in, the number of funded construction initiatives nationwide could rise

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Coastal Construction breaks ground on dual-tower Tampa high-rise, part of $3B development

Construction Dive

The project is backed by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Bill Gates' Cascade Investment

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Conference Reaffirms Strength of Design-Build Delivery

ENR Construction

Founding members and new research say design-build is 'better faster cheaper

Gnotec Group Investing $5.9M In New South Carolina Operations

Business Facilities Blog

The Scandinavian automotive industry supplier will locate new operations in Orangeburg County, SC, its first in North America. Read: Gnotec Group Investing $5.9M In New South Carolina Operations at BusinessFacilities.com.

Crosstown Concourse: An 'organic' urban village

BD+C

In the 1920s sears, roebuck & Co. went on a spree constructing regional distribution centers the length and breadth of the country, from Boston to Chicago, from Dallas to Los Angeles. Sears shipped everything the American consumer could wish for from these massive warehouses: Kenmore appliances, Craftsman tools, kits to build a house. You could order a hound dog. Or a donkey

Higher Education and Project of the Year ASU BioDesign C

ENR Construction

Concrete Work Meets Needs of Hi-Tech Science: Engineers, crews and suppliers push the limits of concrete to create a low vibration and aesthetically pleasing X-ray laser facility

Specialty Chemical Maker Investing $17M In Michigan

Business Facilities Blog

Pacific Industrial Development Corp. will expand its Pittsfield Township, MI operations and create 50 high-tech jobs with help from a performance-based grant. Read: Specialty Chemical Maker Investing $17M In Michigan at BusinessFacilities.com.

Only 15 States and D.C. Have Laws for Testing Lead in School Water

Contractor Magazine

Despite health risks, 35 states lack specific legislation to ensure testing for lead in school drinking water, per white paper released by USGBC

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Cincinnati Music Hall: Saving a cultural anchor

BD+C

Four years ago, Cincinnati Music Hall had the dubious distinction of being placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “Endangered Historic Places” list. A National Historical Landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Victorian Gothic structure, designed by architect Samuel Hannaford (1835–1911) and completed in 1878, takes up a full block across from Washington Park in the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood

Some useful tips for footing excavation measurements

Construction Cost Estimating

In this informative construction video tutorial, you will learn how to make calculation for earthwork excavation on the basis of elementary thumb rules. Besides, you will also learn how to make cross examination at the time of estimation.

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Delivering a reliable, quiet emergency power system for critical neonatal care

CK Power

SSM Health St. Mary’s in Richmond Heights is a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Within its walls, mothers and their newborns —some born as early as 28 weeks— are fighting for their lives. And in 2016, we were awarded the contract for its standby power system.

Leading hotel markets in the U.S. construction pipeline

BD+C

In the third quarter of 2018, analysts at Lodging Econometrics (LE) report that the top five markets with the largest total hotel construction pipelines are: New York City with 170 projects/29,630 rooms; Dallas with 157 projects/18,954 rooms; Houston with 150 projects/16,473 rooms; Los Angeles with 141 projects/24,129 rooms; and Nashville with 115 projects/15,179 rooms.

25 Projects Cited As ENR Southwest's Best

ENR Construction

Winners include a project rebuilt after an arson attack and a diversion canal disguised as a volcano

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UA-led Report: Building Water-Efficient Cities Requires Collaboration

Contractor Magazine

The report, produced with support from the Water Research Foundation, summarizes findings from an extensive study of coordination efforts between water managers and urban planners

South Korean Construction Firm Employees Indicted on U.S. Bribery Charge

ENR Construction

Case deals with $400 million-plus in construction contracts at U.S. Army base in Korea

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Georgia’s Construction Sector Thriving, but Short on Labor

Construction Equipment

Georgia’s construction sector has been so successful in recent years, that it seems to be “outpacing the economy’s ability to fuel its growth,” reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Industry leaders say they have reached a point where more construction spending is hindering their ability to do

Front to Back, We’ve Got You Covered

Green Industry Professionals

RESTORE ORDER front to back with a serious storm-fighting arsenal. BOSS has the suite of flexible snowplow solutions to move quickly and efficiently through parking lots, loading bays and driveways. At BOSS, we design innovative equipment that’s built

BKT to Open a U.S. Tire Manufacturing Plant

Construction Equipment

Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT) has announced a $100 million construction project for a new production site that will serve the entire American region. This will be the group’s first manufacturing site outside of India. With the Americas becoming an expanding market, the positive outlook led to

Virtually Indestructible Markers

Green Industry Professionals

Winter Equipment’s Plow Markers feature a galvanized steel braided cable at its core, the same cable used as arresting wires on carrier decks, high-strength, non-rusting, galvanized steel base and a high-visibility orange, impact-resistant polymer