DPR repurposes 360-degree imaging for crucial WeWork project inspection

Construction Dive

The contractor facilitated a critical fire marshal inspection at The Gulch in Nashville, Tennessee, that would have otherwise been canceled due to social distancing guidelines

OSHA Alert: How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

FDR Safety

The most important step to take before an OSHA inspection even takes place is selecting a company representative. The company representative is the individual charged with representing the company’s interests during an OSHA inspection. A well-versed representative is also familiar with OSHA’s own internal procedures for handling an OSHA inspection, the Field Inspection Reference Manual or FIRM at [link]. Keeping the inspection under control.

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how to inspect for painting works?

The Constructor

Is there any procedure/method statement/guideline for painting works? Read More at how to inspect for painting works? The Constructor

How to Inspect Painting Works in Building?

The Constructor

Is there any procedure or method statement or guideline for inspection of painting works in buildings? Read More at How to Inspect Painting Works in

Oroville Dam Close-Call Leads to Improved Inspections

Construction Equipment

California's Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday that will bring improved inspection processes and schedules to the state's 1,250 dams that are classified as high-risk under federal guidelines

Rail Officials Seek Improved Design, Inspection Standards

ENR Construction

Public transportation officials are seeking official inspection standards for rail-specific infrastructure, and are also pursuing universal design guidelines to maximize public service at transit stations

OSHA way out of line with new Severe Violator guidelines

FDR Safety

OSHA has issued long-awaited additional guidelines for the Severe Violators Enforcement Program and as you might expect from the “New” OSHA, they are way out of line and don’t address a major problem with the program. It also subjects companies to inspections at their other locations around the country and effectively imposes a “shaming penalty” by placing the companies on a public list of severe violators.

New guidelines for quality control on application of membrane roof systems released

BD+C

The National Roofing Contractors Association has released Quality Control and Quality-assurance Guidelines for the Application of Membrane Roof Systems. The document provides NRCA's on-site evaluation guidelines during the application of membrane roof systems. The publication stresses thorough, continual inspections during roof system construction to recognize and correct variances as they are detected

Guidelines for reinforced cement concrete design

Construction Cost Estimating

This construction video provides detailed guidelines for designing reinforced cement concrete with adherence to the Indian National Building Code (IS 456 – 2000). This code is designed for general structural application of plain and reinforced concrete. This code employs the limit state design approach along with working stress design approach. It provides wide-ranging information on the different characteristics of concrete.

Guidelines for site layout or job layout at construction site

Construction Cost Estimating

Keep a systematic viewpoint for easy inspection of the materials. Site layout refers to the plan of the construction site. It provides the area as well as the proper position for arranging the necessary resources in the construction work. It specifies the place for offices, godowns, workshops, accommodation etc. It also illustrates the present relationship of the site with its surrounding with regards to communication, approaches and existing facilities.

How to Care for Your Hard Hat

Construction Equipment

OSHA has very specific guidelines to protect workers from head injuries. They must be inspected daily Because of how often head protection is required, workers should take extra precautions to ensure their hard hat is taken care of.

Job Order Contracting – Recommended Best Practices

Job Order Contracting

Lack of formal written policies, procedures or guidelines is the primary reason for JOC Program failure and/or inconsistencies in project management and documentation, and compliance. Establish processes and guidelines for evaluating and negotiating Contractor Job Order Contract proposals. Regular and ongoing owner inspections of work in progress and upon completion.

SF Bay Area Halts Most Construction; LA Issues Stronger Site Safety Rules

ENR Construction

Meanwhile, Los Angeles issues new site safety guidelines and additional site inspections based on public reports of violations Six Bay Area counties announced Tuesday that most construction is to be halted due to a tightened, joint shelter-in-place order.

San Francisco Issues Rules for High-Rise Foundations

ENR Construction

of Building Inspection issued interim guidelines and procedures for structural, geotechnical and seismic-hazard engineering design review for new buildings, 240 ft or taller The city and county Dept.

OSHA steps into the fray on Ebola

FDR Safety

Nurses and doctors are understandably concerned about the risks of dealing with patients potentially infected with Ebola, as are hospital administrators, yet fully complying with CDC guidelines can be extremely expensive in an environment in which many hospitals operate on very thin margins. Jonathan Snare of Morgan Lewis has provided an insightful analysis of how to address the potential of an OSHA inspection in these circumstances.

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The New Normal: Commercial Construction Continues in Unprecedented COVID-19 Times

Commercial Construction

We are in uncharted territory, but amid this “new normal” Englewood Construction remains open and committed to serving our clients — while also following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as industry associations, to ensure the safety and well-being of our employees, subcontractors and project partners. Bill Di Santo, president, Englewood Construction”.

El Nino Storms Test California Contractors

Construction Equipment

Extensive stormwater guidelines in California are complicating the effects of this winter's record setting El Nino storms in California. During a storm 99 percent of their time is spent inspecting stormwater controls When it rains, I don’t sleep at night,” said Casey Arndt, Carlsbad’s municipal projects manager, who heads the city’s team of six full-time construction inspectors.

An Excavator Simulator Training Module That Can Travel Where You Need it

Construction Junkie

With social distancing guidelines, the reduction of in-person meetings, and other challenges, it’s easy to just push training down the line and get back to it when it’s more convenient.

The Use Drones and UAVs in Construction

Construction Marketing

Some tasks that they can be used for include: surveying land, showing clients or potential clients an aerial view of completed projects, for monitoring jobsites to better ensure safe practices, inspections (such as bridges or other structures that can be difficult to inspect), and much, much more. However, they’ve done so with guidelines originally designed for model aircraft and the definition of “commercial use” isn’t always cut and dry.

Prepping For Reentry: 8 Facility Maintenance Steps For Reopening Commercial Properties

Commercial Construction

Here in Englewood Construction’s home state of Illinois, we are on track to move into Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan at the end of the month, which will allow offices, manufacturing, retail and salons to reopen to the public under specific guidelines.

Rapid Response Investigations: Beware of OSHA Safe Harbor

FDR Safety

These guidelines, which have just been revised, explained how OSHA would receive and respond to injury reports under the new rules. OSHA’s initial interim guidelines called for injuries reported under the new requirements to be placed in one of 3 categories. Under the new guidelines, the established fine is $5,000, with area directors having discretion to issue the maximum fine (currently $7,000, but set to rise to $12,500) if they deem it necessary to deter future violations.

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Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Green.

Natural Building

Green Guidelines and Certification for your Home. There are several ways for your home to meet guidelines or gain certification for certain standards for "green" qualities. Ill list below the most popular guidelines and certification programs that are available. It requires a fair amount of detailed analysis and the inspection by a trained inspector. The Green Building Guidelines were written by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council.

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Lockout Tagout Demystified

Safety Services Company

However, you, as a business owner, can keep your workers safe and reduce their chance of sustaining injuries by preparing and adhering to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) guidelines on hazardous energy. Inspect and Update Procedures on a Regular Basis.

Lockout Tagout Demystified

Safety Services Company

However, you, as a business owner, can keep your workers safe and reduce their chance of sustaining injuries by preparing and adhering to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) guidelines on hazardous energy. Inspect and Update Procedures on a Regular Basis.

Steel Framing Industry Association’s certification program aims to ensure connector quality

BD+C

The Steel Framing Industry Association has launched a certification program to ensure that cold-formed steel connectors meet quality guidelines, building codes, and ASTM standards. The program includes laboratory tests, on-site inspections and unannounced audits to ensure certified steel products meet standard tolerances for shape, material thickness, and corrosion protection.

Reopening Washington: What Businesses Need to Know about Workplace Safety and Preventing the Spread of Covid-19

Safety Services Company

During the phasing in of business operations, all companies must adopt rules for employee and client safety that follow the guidelines set by the Governor’s office. According to governmental Safe Start guidelines , all businesses have an obligation to maintain healthy and safe worksites in accordance with governmental mandates covering COVID-19 and the prevention of workplace hazards. . Further Distancing Guidelines.

Cold Stress in the Workplace

Safety Services Company

Thankfully, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA has laid out guidelines to ensure the safety of employees exposed to extreme conditions. OSHA’s Cold Stress safety guidelines have laid out several measures employees can take before working in extreme conditions.

Cold Weather Safety Tips for Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Cold weather-related illnesses and injuries can be prevented by following the guidelines below. Properly de-ice and inspect machinery and tools, as well as pathways and scaffolding. With more than 450,000 global users in 17 countries, we understand not all projects are the same or require the same solutions. When one side of the world is focusing on heat safety, the other is ramping up for cold weather worker exposure.

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IS YOUR HARD HAT SAFE?

Safety Services Company

The longest a hat should be in service is four to five years according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Inspect hats regularly. Inspect the inside suspension for fraying, cuts, tears, and dirt. Stickers should not cover large areas of the hat, which could make difficult to inspect. Any time a hard hat is struck by an object or dropped on a hard surface, it should be inspected for damage before continuing to use it.

Safety Spotlight: OSHA’s Top 10 Most-Cited Standards

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Review Safety Guidelines and Provide Training. It’s worth doing a safety audit of your jobsites — in addition to regular required safety inspections — to determine which safety procedures you should provide further training for. During the busy summer construction season, most contractors are focused on getting as many projects done as they can. That means operating as efficiently as possible. When people are busy, though, safety can sometimes take a backseat to speed.

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Download Scaffolding Code of Safe Practices Now

Safety Services Company

With enough content to fill a small poster, the code covers general guidelines as well as erection, use, and dismantling. The rules don’t go into all systems so any manufacturer guidelines also need to be followed. In the general guidelines is a step to survey and correct job site hazards looking for: untamped earth fills, ditches, debris, high tension wires, and unguarded openings. Exactly How Does A Safety Manual Protect Your Company in an Inspection?

Silica Standards Signal Safety Commitment in Construction

Commercial Construction

It’s easy to recognize the safety concerns right in front of us – like scaffold and fall protection, machinery safety and tools and equipment inspection – but our industry also needs to think long-term about how hazards we’re exposed to can affect our workers. That said, while many of the new silica guidelines formalize existing best practices, elements of the silica rule will require real change and will take time, effort, and yes, money, to implement consistently.

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Cold Stress in the Workplace

Safety Services Company

Thankfully, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or OSHA has laid out guidelines to ensure the safety of employees exposed to extreme conditions. OSHA’s Cold Stress safety guidelines have laid out several measures employees can take before working in extreme conditions.

How Interstate Electrical Services Became a Leader in Lean Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Conduct field studies which involve having team members complete a workflow cycle and then inspect current practices to determine inefficiencies or roadblocks. Train your workforce to follow the updated guidelines, and make sure any lingering questions are answered. Editor’s note: The following blog post is an article by one of our clients, Billerica, Mass.-based based Interstate Electrical Services. The article originally ran in Construction Dive on Feb.

Generator testing: Achieving compliance under NFPA 110 Chapters 7 and 8

CK Power

Along with assistance from your generator manufacturer, you’ll test your EPSS installation and ensure it both follows NFPA guidelines and is acceptable to your AHJ. NFPA 110 Chapter 8 suggests you follow your manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations , but outlines an alternate maintenance program if no manufacturer-given guidelines are available (A.8.3.1). Generally speaking, you’ll need to perform a weekly inspection and a monthly load test on your EPSS (8.4.1).

Make Crane Safety Priority One!

Constructonomics

A fundamental knowledge of inspection, maintenance, and operating procedures can make the difference been smooth operation and a tragic mishap. Second, controls must be inspected regularly to be sure that all motions agree with the controls as marked. Be sure that any damage noted on daily inspections is properly documented, marked, and reported to supervisory personnel. See the manufacturer’s guidelines for information and requirements.

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Winter Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention

Safety Services Company

Train your team on OSHA’s snow and ice guidelines. HAZARD INSPECTIONS. Doing so will enable management to create specific safety guidelines for the area. WINTER SLIP, TRIP, AND FALL PREVENTION. There’s no denying that we’re in the thick of winter.

Winter Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention

Safety Services Company

Train your team on OSHA's snow and ice guidelines. Hazard Inspections. Doing so will enable management to create specific safety guidelines for the area. Winter Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention. There's no denying that we're in the thick of winter.

Top Fines & OSHA Regulations

Safety Services Company

Number of Inspections: 623. Number of Inspections: 1,488. Number of Inspections: 1,055. Number of Inspections: 1,461. Make sure your hard hat fits properly and is maintained and inspected regularly. Your company must conduct daily inspections to identify all potential hazardous conditions. Number of Inspections: 851. In total there were 12,434 Inspections performed by OSHA, with 39,427 Citations given. Per OSHA Fine Per Inspection.

How asset tracking software solves major construction management challenges

Lets Build

The need to be compliant with industry guidelines is becoming increasingly more important for companies worldwide. In fact, in 2006, more than 59% of all OSHA inspections conducted in America took place within the construction sector. This is why an asset tracking software that helps you meet compliance guidelines can be a really good investment. The role of asset tracking software in the construction industry.