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The Myths Of Lockout/Tagout – Part 1

FDR Safety

We continue to encounter many mistaken beliefs about OSHA’s regulation CFR,1910.147 , The Control of Hazardous Energy. In this blog, we address the “myths” of Lockout/Tagout using verbatim quotes from OSHA’s Preamble to the regulation ( OSHA text in bold italics ).

Three ways construction leaders harness digital transformation

Construction Dive

The industry's old-school ways mean contractors waste time and money mailing revisions to blueprints, tracking paper receipts and invoices, or traveling long distances to do on-site inspections of small changes

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Workplace Sexual Harassment: Construction Industry Speaks

ENR Construction

Two-thirds of 1,248 respondents to ENR's first-ever survey report an incident in construction-sector workplaces, but gender bias issues are not clearly understood, universally accepted or easily fixed, the analysis shows

Is There Lead in the Drinking Water of Your Green School?

Green Building Law Update

EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agree that there is no known safe level of lead in a child’s blood. Lead is harmful to health, especially for children.

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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.

Types of Stirrups in Column

The Constructor

Different types of stirrups are designed for columns based on their varying cross-sections, the number of longitudinal reinforcement bars and the. Detailing Guide How To Guide Reinforcement Guide column reinforcement

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The Myths Of Lockout/Tagout – Part 2

FDR Safety

We continue to encounter many mistaken beliefs about OSHA’s regulation CFR,1910.147 , The Control of Hazardous Energy. In this blog, we address the “myths” of Lockout/Tagout using verbatim quotes from OSHA’s Preamble to the regulation ( OSHA text in bold italics ).

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For 8 long years, I’ve been writing this blog. While its impact on anyone else has been less than miniscule, the act of writing helped me out of some rough patches. And for the latter, I am thankful. I stumbled into the industry of creating buildings in my early teens.


Inspection and Testing of Ready Mix Concrete

The Constructor

Inspection and testing of ready mix concrete is crucial to ensure that all specified conditions meet the acceptable criteria.

7 giant airport projects around the world take flight

Construction Dive

Global airport construction is valued at $737.3 billion as many projects, including some in the U.S., undertake ambitious growth plans to process more passengers and get more planes in the air

4 Surprising Benefits of Industrialized Construction

Construction Business Owner

When many people hear the term prefabrication, they think of uniform, unattractive tract housing—the “little boxes made of ticky-tacky” derided in Malvina Reynolds’ satirical anthem.

3 ways MEP Contractors can reap the benefits of BIM

Contractor Bookkeeping

Today's Guest Article Is From Manjusha M Nair.

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Destinations For Foreign Direct Investment: FDI Lives Here

Business Facilities Blog

The competition for foreign direct investment is intensifying, with locations far and wide vying to become prime destinations for FDI. Read: Destinations For Foreign Direct Investment: FDI Lives Here at

Drones, smartphones and tablets taking over jobsites, survey shows

Construction Dive

A whopping 92% use smartphones and 57% employ drones, but contractors still struggle to pay for and implement new technologies, according to respondents of JBKnowledge's 2018 ConTech survey

Types of Material Used in Pile Foundation

The Constructor

Different types of material used in the pile foundation are cement, steel, timber and plastic which are a slender, structural member installed in the. Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology Foundation Engineering Geotechnical Engineering How To Guide Structural Engineering

Why is the absence of paper so important for paperfreeconstruction?


Paperfreeconstruction is a goal, an idea, an ideal to work towards, something to believe in. The road to it is via building up paperfreemodules, that are self-contained, autonomous and self-sufficient. Paperfreemodules can be created at any level within the industry.

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Geothermal and Solar Combine in Net-Zero Community

Constructor Magazine

Homeowner Energy Bills Drop from $300 to $20 per month


5 stadium projects that are knocking construction out of the park

Construction Dive

These projects feature billion-dollar mixed-use developments to keep consumers coming back — and spending money — after game day

Wyoming: Microsoft Expansion Of Cheyenne Data Center Underway

Business Facilities Blog

The $200-million project, announced in 2015, was not needed until this year due to improved server efficiency. Read: Wyoming: Microsoft Expansion Of Cheyenne Data Center Underway at Business Report Capital Investment Data Centers Featured Magazine Highlights Manufacturing Workforce Development Wyoming BF-July/August-2018 Black Hills Energy Cheyenne LEADS corporate expansion data center Laramie Microsoft Site Selection tungsten Wyoming Business Council

Remembering Josh Seidel

The Korte Company

Josh Seidel was not one in a million. One in a million isn’t rare enough. He was a doer and a fixer, an engineer and an entrepreneur. He stood up in more weddings than you could count and was known as “the Swiss Army Knife” of friends.

How the 179D Deduction is Driving the Industry Forward

Construction Business Owner

Looking at the numbers, it is safe to say there have been major strides made in the area of energy efficiency in recent years. According to the United States Green Building Council , the green building sector is set to outpace overall construction growth and is anticipated to contribute 1.1

How smarter use of data can boost project quality, competitive advantage

Construction Dive

Contractors using tools like BIM and reality capture to improve their work output have a competitive edge, said panelists at the Advancing Construction Quality conference last week

Facebook To Invest $1B In Virginia Data Center

Business Facilities Blog

The social media giant's major data center project in Henrico County will create more than 100 full-time jobs. Read: Facebook To Invest $1B In Virginia Data Center at

Corey Philip Home Pro Success Contractor Marketing & Operating Tips

Contractor Bookkeeping

Corey Philip Home Pro Success Podcast Interview Discussing. Contractor Marketing & Operating Tips. Corey Phillip of Home Pro Success is a regular guest on Contractor Success M.A.P. Podcast.

Marketing expectations: Assessing reality and results and developing your strategy

Construction Marketing Ideas

I wish there could be a way to effectively guarantee architectural, engineering and construction marketing success. You plan your investment/campaign, execute it and achieve results — an increase in profitable sales.

Tech Toys: AECOM develops AI-powered tool, Cape drone platform unveils updates

Construction Dive

Other announcements include an exoskeleton that reduces a worker's muscle fatigue and an app that creates legally binding video contracts

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ASHRAE and ASPE Strengthen Partnership with Signing of New MOU Agreement

Constructor Magazine

he agreement defines parameters on how the two societies will collaborate more closely


7 Pieces Of Advice That Changed My Life (And Can Change Yours)

Help Everybody Everyday

What are the pieces of advice that have defined your life? The world is full of advice for us. Just open up your web browser and you’ll see what I mean. But how much of it really changes your life? Which pieces of advice have had a personal impact on you?

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Locked out (of my own site) — Ouch!

Construction Marketing Ideas

Internet security is a challenge these days at a level that I would never have imagined a few years ago. For example, at the moment, our consultants and internet service provider are checking into a problem I first noticed several weeks ago, but which proved elusive to explain.

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Salini Impregilo to lead $12B to $15B Texas bullet train construction

Construction Dive

The Italian firm's Lane Construction business unit and other design-build partners will start the engineering and design of the Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail system under a limited notice to proceed

Wood Flooring and Radiant Heat - Part 1

Constructor Magazine

The many different methods of wood flooring failure have been well documented

Sports/Entertainment: Best Project: University of Oklahoma Barry Switzer Center

ENR Construction

Constructing a 132,000-sq-ft athletic facility in the middle of the University of Oklahoma campus required acute planning and coordination by the project team

Building Drawing and Its Types. [A Comprehensive Guide].


In Building Construction, building drawing plays an important role. If you don’t have the sufficient knowledge of drawing, then its almost impossible to construct a building. Building Drawing. A drawing. Read more Building Drawing and Its Types. [A A Comprehensive Guide].

Survey: 65% construction workers fatigued on the job

Construction Dive

Every worker participating in a National Safety Council survey reported at least one risk factor for fatigue, which 71% of employers said hampers productivity

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