Black & Veatch Study Finds K.C. to St. Louis Hyperloop Feasible

ENR Construction

based engineering firm Black & Veatch released a feasibility study Oct. Leawood, Kan.-based 17 that said building a hyperloop transportation system along the 1-70 corridor—connecting the cities of St. Louis; Columbia, Mo.;

What to Do When LOTO is Not Feasible

FDR Safety

I’m finding clients who have excellent lockout/tagout programs but who have not taken the necessary step of identifying tasks where LOTO is not feasible. Your only recourse is to prove LOTO is not feasible. Document why power is needed and LOTO is not feasible. Determine if guarding per CFR 1910.212 is feasible to prevent exposure to the hazard. The post What to Do When LOTO is Not Feasible appeared first on FDRsafety

Agreement to kick start feasibility study of Cleveland-Chicago hyperloop

Construction Dive

Hyperloops and other high-speed tube systems are gaining ground in the U.S., with several proposed routes and studies underway

Virgin Hyperloop One study finds Missouri route feasible

Construction Dive

The company found that a connection between Missouri cities St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia would be commercially viable, safe and cheaper than driving

Missouri coalition to study St. Louis–Kansas City hyperloop feasibility

Construction Dive

Engineering firm Black and Veatch is leading the study and donating $400,000 worth of services as part of the effort

Report: Technologies to Remove Carbon from the Air are Feasible, but More Research is Needed

ENR Construction

The National Academies says technologies could be scaled up to help offset climate change

Report: Technologies to Remove Carbon from the Air are Feasible, but More Research Needed

ENR Construction

The National Academies says technologies could be scaled up to help offset climate change

UK Report: Swansea Bay Tidal Power Plant Is Feasible

ENR Construction

The world’s first tidal lagoon power plant could move forward as a result of the United Kingdom’s planned departure from the European Union, maybe in 2019

Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility

Stok

The Southeastern region of the United States is an energy conundrum, comprising about one third of the demand in the country, yet having the lowest capacity for renewable energy (about 6%). This discrepancy is an incredible obstacle to any proposed Renewable Energy Portfolio (RPS) aimed at substantially reducing the nation’s carbon emissions. To reach a [.]. Energy Renewable Energy EBS Team

Is It Feasible to Recover Cumulative Impact Costs?

Construction Dive

By Bruce Jervis Contractor recovery for the cumulative impact of multiple delays has always been controversial. It seems logical that repeated delays affect productivity and increase costs. But it is difficult to quantify. And, of course, there are questions of causation or responsibility for the various delays.Adding to the complexity of cumulative impact claims are contract clauses requiring prompt written notice of changed or delayed work, along with quantification of increased costs.

Dream Projects: Feasibility Rankings and Meet the Judges

ENR Construction

The projects we profile in this special section all stretch the limits of what is possible. Technology

Southeastern United States Renewable Energy Feasibility

Stok

The Southeastern region of the United States is an energy conundrum, comprising about one quarter of the demand in the country, yet having the lowest capacity for renewable energy (about 6%). This discrepancy is an incredible obstacle to any proposed Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) aimed at substantially reducing the nation’s carbon emissions. To reach a [.]. Renewable Energy Blogmaster Hoang EBS Team

Conceptual Estimating is ideal for project feasibility study

Construction Cost Estimating

A well developed conceptual estimate is based on the study of historical project cost factors and result in forecasting rapid estimates & accurate cost for project feasibility studies, budgeting and financing the finished products, financial evaluation of a number of alternative projects etc.

Texas, Corps Outline $31 B Plan to Protect State's Coast

ENR Construction

The feasibility study and environmental impact study is the first step in a process to protect Texas's 3,359-mile coast from storm surge and sea-level rise

7 Ways to Minimize Schedule and Budget Risks from Environmental Requirements

ENR Construction

Most transmission projects of any significance face risks to schedules and budgets at every step—from feasibility, siting, permitting and design to construction and operation

Port of New Orleans considering $1B expansion

Construction Dive

Port officials hired AECOM to conduct a $300,000 feasibility study to determine whether the site could accommodate the proposed facility

DebunkTheBIM: ?We looked around in the market and found nothing.

DebunkTheBIM

DebunkTheBIM. I am a manager of construction information, tools and people. I believe that hands-on manipulating of project information by all project participants is the key to achieving any meaningful improvement of the AEC industry operating within the post-gambling-era.

RECONNAISSANCE SURVEY METHODS FOR HIGHWAY ROUTE SELECTION

The Constructor

Reconnaissance survey is done to examine the general character of the area for the purpose of determining the most feasible route or routes for. Surveying Roads Transportation

A Wake-up Message for Employers or An Ounce of Prevention…

FDR Safety

What’s often missed and not understood is the in-between, where tasks are not minor servicing but LOTO is not feasible. In situations where LOTO is not feasible, an ALTERNATIVE METHOD is needed.

Mass timber: From 'What the heck is that?' to 'Wow!'

BD+C

After years of feasibility studies and design proposals, buildings six stories or taller constructed primarily from pre-engineered wood products are being considered in cities around the world Big timber is sprouting up in cities in North America and abroad.

Euro Grid Operator Eyes $1.8 Billion North Sea Wind Islands

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3 Reasons to Reach Out to Your General Contractor During the Commercial Construction Process

Commercial Construction

For the most part, a commercial construction firm’s job is pretty straightforward.

Missouri Explores Hyperloop From St. Louis to Kansas City

ENR Construction

30 an agreement to produce a feasibility study for a 248-mile hyperloop route, connecting Kansas City, Columbia, Mo., The Missouri Hyperloop Coalition—a public-private partnership that includes the Missouri Dept.

Defining acceptable risk in LOTO or machine guarding

FDR Safety

Safety professionals concerned with safety, efficiency and compliance should have the concepts of “acceptable risk” and “feasibility” in the forefront of their thinking. In every case, the “acceptable risk” and “feasibility” of lockout/tagout or machine guarding was the central issue. we also find the definition for acceptable risk and an informative note that provides significant real-world guidance on ‘feasibility”: “3.1

Israel and Jordan Sign Pact to Build $1B Pilot Red-Dead Canal

ENR Construction

Project is a prototype for a $10-billion scheme the bank said in 2013 was feasible; countries will share water supplies; tenders are set to come out by year end. Infrastructure

The Myths Of Lockout/Tagout – Part 1

FDR Safety

Myth: Lockout must be done, even if it is not feasible. OSHA: Based upon an analysis of the rulemaking record, OSHA believes that the safe performance of activities such as repair, maintenance and servicing, requires the deenergization of machines or equipment whenever feasible.

PTD Before Risk Assessment: A Historical Perspective

FDR Safety

This article will show that before risk assessment innovative initiatives that might currently be considered PTD efforts resulted from collaboration of safety and engineering personnel primarily relying on assessments of feasibility. This article presents a narrow slice of history as known by Mike Taubitz, beginning with employment at General Motors (GM).

Risk 100

How to Achieve Acceptable Risk with TaBRA

FDR Safety

Key to learning how risk assessment and feasible risk reduction work together is to undergo experiential learning. A typical “Train the Trainer” process is a 1½-day learning session described below: Brief Introduction and Overview of the session, including description of Task Based Risk Assessment (TaBRA) and feasible Risk Reduction.TaBRA is a methodology designed to capture all the steps of a defined task by asking the worker to share his / her experience in performing the task.

Risk 100

Are You Ready For An OSHA Audit?

FDR Safety

We use risk assessment and feasible risk reduction methodology that is part of the ANSI B11 family of general industry machine safety standards. This blog is targeting small employers, especially those involved with sheet metal fabrication.

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Arup USA Inc. Awarded $1.5M Contract to Study Boston's North-South Rail Link

ENR Construction

to conduct a feasibility study of Boston’s so-called North-South Rail Link, a proposed project to build a tunnel that would connect the city’s two main rail stations, North and South stations. The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation has awarded a $1.5 million contract to Arup USA Inc.

The Apis Cor 3D Printer: Build a House in 24 Hours

Construction Dive

Surprisingly, this product, under development and looking for investors, looks feasible. Operating like a tower crane in the center of the structure, the device raises itself for each pass, laying down a mix fed by a concrete truck. Click here to watch the video and let us know what you thin

? Updated ANSI standards a significant tool for U.S. industry

FDR Safety

A new series of ANSI standards is now available to assist employers in assessing how to comply with OSHA standards, determine feasible safeguards or harmonize with ISO and U.S. Risk assessment provides the foundation to select feasible safeguarding. is seen from the language defining acceptable risk and feasibility: A cceptable risk: A risk level achieved after risk reduction measures have been applied.

Are Your Safety Policies Asking for Trouble?

FDR Safety

Enforcing machine lockout when lockout is not feasible. 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.

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3D Printer on the Moon?

Collaborative Construction

The article linked below describes efforts underway at NASA to address the feasibility of landing a 3D printer on the surface of the moon and using native materials to "print" structures on the moon.

OSHA starts evaluation of construction industry noise standards

BD+C

OSHA is planning to issue a request for information in November to gauge the effectiveness and feasibility of adopting more noise-hazard requirements The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun evaluating the potential for a new process noise in construction standard.

It's Alive! First-Ever 3D-Printed Excavator Unveiled

Construction Equipment

The excavator is a prototype what is possible in large-scale additive materials (AM) technologies and proved the feasibility of printing with metal alloys

Revenue Projections

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics: We have submitted a feasibility study regarding revenue projections of a parking garage to be built at a sports facility. Feasibility Stymied Dear Stymied, I think this a situation that does not initially involve ethics. The project owner thinks are projections are too low because we based our study on scheduled events and not possible, non-booked events such as ice shows; kid shows; etc.

Revenue Projections

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics: We have submitted a feasibility study regarding revenue projections of a parking garage to be built at a sports facility. Feasibility Stymied Dear Stymied, I think this a situation that does not initially involve ethics. The project owner thinks are projections are too low because we based our study on scheduled events and not possible, non-booked events such as ice shows; kid shows; etc.

Commercial Construction Trends: Why More Clients Are Choosing the Design-Assist Model

Commercial Construction

In this scenario, the client’s priority was choosing a financially feasible location and getting an idea of general costs, rather than design, so we were hired before the architect.

ANSI B11 and risk assessment: The best kept secret in safety

FDR Safety

Risk assessment, or RA for short, will guide you in the application of feasible risk reduction controls. Remember that the goal of risk assessment is to achieve feasible risk reduction. That which might have been readily feasible during design is often no longer feasible after something is built. My goal in writing this blog post is to whet the appetite of those who may not be sufficiently familiar with ANSI B11 , the series of U.S.