TIM: The Inspection Manager

Extranet Evolution

Almost since we first started to use mobile phones on construction sites, we have sought to use them to manage defects and conduct inspections (I was at BIW, later Conject, when it launched its Windows app in 2006). Falling into the second category is TIM: The Inspection Manager.

The 10 Pros And Cons Of Construction Site Inspections


Inspections are an essential part of the construction process. Construction construction inspections construction site construction site inspection inspection inspectorIf done correctly, they can have tremendous advantages for anyone working in the industry.


The Constructor

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Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

The Safety Blog

Planning for an OSHA inspection is good business. Take these 5 steps to prepare for a surprise worksite inspection and you’ll also have a solid foundation of safe work practices. Ask for a copy of the complaint/reason before they begin the inspection.

Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

W hat began as a school project has turned into an exciting career for the founders of SkySpecs , an Ann Arbor-based startup that provides drone technology for the inspection of infrastructure projects, such as wind turbines, cell towers, power transmission towers, and eventually bridges. “It

Some small employers exempt from regular OSHA inspections

FDR Safety

Small employers may not realize that they may be exempt from “programmed” OSHA inspections if they employ 10 or fewer employees and operate in a low-hazard industry. Programmed OSHA inspections are those conducted by the agency on a regular basis. Under the 1999 Appropriations Act, smaller employers are exempt from those kind of inspections if the following requirements are met: The company must have had 10 or fewer employees currently and at all times in the previous 12 months.

Drones Used To Conduct Bridge Inspections in Minnesota

ENR Construction

Drones Used To Conduct Bridge Inspections in Minnesota. Technology

How to Invite an OSHA Inspection

Construction Equipment

Michaels revealed that one of the biggest ways to get inspected by OSHA i s to report injuries as worker error rather than finding the root cause. When employers say an injury was a worker’s fault, an inspection will likely take place,” said Michaels At a recent conference, David Michaels, administrator, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), shared a very telling piece of information.

Illinois Utility Uses Drones in Field Inspections

Construction Equipment

Ameren Illinois supplies gas and electric power to a 43,700-square mile area of midstate Illinois near Urbana is making use of specially outfitted UAVs to detect power outages, inspect transmission facilities.

Why You Should Document Jobsite Safety Inspections

Construction Business Owner

They further require that an employer’s injury and illness prevention program must provide for “frequent and regular inspections of the jobsite” [reference 29 CFR 1926.20


The Constructor

Liquid penetrant inspection is a non-destructive testing method for detection of crack penetration depth in concrete. This method is used when visual. How To Guide Non-Destructive Tests Concrete Technology Concrete Test Concrete Tests

Four Things To Keep in Mind During an OSHA Inspection

Construction Equipment

Travis Vance of Fisher & Phillips LLP discusses the changes in OSHA enforcement made in 2015 in his article , ' Is OSHA Improperly Expanding the Scope of its Inspections?'.

Pipe Inspection Robot Saves Alaskan Pipeline Millions

ENR Construction

A re-purposed smart pigging robot detects anomalies in Alaskan oil pipelines—saving company millions. Technology

Drone Inspections for Infrastructure Advance at InterDrone Conference

ENR Construction

Drones rapidly are becoming a game-changer for safety and efficiency in construction. But drone providers still need to overcome some practical and regulatory obstacles

Visual Inspection of Underwater RCC Structures -Tools and Limitations

The Constructor

Visual inspection is the most widely used method for inspection of underwater reinforced concrete structures. This technique is economical, and it.

Periodic inspection and maintenance for brick masonry walls


However, it is still important to conduct regular inspection of the building façade to identify emerging problems and to plan for replacement of materials approaching the end of their lifespan

Surface-Clinging Drone Developed for Better Bridge Inspections

Construction Equipment

Prodrone, based in Tokyo, Japan, has released a self-propelling surface-clinging drone which is able to inspect both ceilings and vertical surfaces. The company says the PD6-CI-L is an excellent choice for the civil infrastructure inspection market

Product Snapshot: Inspection Camera and Dust Extraction

ENR Construction

The Micro CA 350 inspection camera provides a clear view of tight, confined spaces encountered by building trades

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Certified home inspection done right!

Constructor Magazine

My son Mike introduced me to the home inspector, and explained I was a professional in the mechanical trades. Then the fun began

30th Annual International RoadCheck Inspection Date Announced

Construction Equipment

Over a 72-hour period, CVSA-certified commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections of commercial motor vehicles and their drivers

MnDOT Seeks to Use Drones for Bridge Inspection

Construction Equipment

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) completed the first portion of a two-phase study to determine if unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could effectively inspect bridges by gathering close-up imagery of structural flaws, reports MPR News.

PNT and MiFi Allow Drones to Inspect Railroads

Construction Equipment

The UP railroad was using drones guided by GPS technology to inspect bridges but found that the GPS signals between the drone and the operator were getting distorted or cut by the steel structures


The Constructor

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Experts Say You Can't Inspect Your Way to Safety

ENR Construction

Contractors with strong safety cultures enjoy more than just significantly lower injury rates. Business Management

Product Snapshot: Inspection Camera and Portable Generator

ENR Construction

The William’s Wireless Boroscope has a 3-ft flexible camera tube that allows for inspection of confined spaces

Cat Inspect Mobile App Improves Walkaround Process

Construction Equipment

Cat Inspect is a mobile application that allows users to download machine-specific inspection forms and capture actionable information during their walkarounds. Inspection types include Technical Analysis (TA1) inspection forms and Preventive Maintenance (PM) checklists.

NJ Builder Flunks 21 Inspections in 12 months, fined $895K

Construction Equipment

As OSHA ends its annual National Safety Stand Down To Prevent Falls in Construction today, agency officials in Philadelphia offer this example of safety stupidity in Cinnaminson, New Jersey, to find a serious reminder of why the event is so important – and necessary


The Constructor

NEED FOR INSPECTION OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES: Inspection is the first step towards any maintenance. Concrete Technology How To Guide Repair/Protection Guide Repair/Maintenance Structual Inspection Structures


Constructor Magazine

THIS VISUAL INSPECTION CAMERA SYSTEM is available in three new models, and is now available with a locator accessory. read more. Tools

How to Improve Post-Disaster Engineering Inspection Reports

ENR Construction

There is a shortage of engineers with the experience needed to perform investigations about the causes of damage. Opinion

Professional Inspector Calls For Inspections For Home Safety.

Julian Construction Blog

Professional Inspector Calls For Inspections For Home Safety. Expert Says Regular Foundation Inspections Very Needed To Ensure Homeowner Safety LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction Inc. ( [link] /) has recently featured a statement by professional foundation inspector Shawn Kyles, in which he stressed the importance of regular inspections to ensure proper home maintenance. That’s why inspection is important. Inspection Consultation. Foundation Inspections.

Contract Interpretation: The Role of Inspection on Construction Projects*

Green Building Insider

What exactly is the role of inspection on a construction project? In this article, the authors discuss the role of inspection on construction project, which is sometimes misunderstood or misused. What happens when you have conflicting details on two different contract drawings? Which one is the contractor entitled to rely upon? When does “or equal” actually let you substitute a product that you consider equal?


The Constructor

INSPECTION AND TESTING OF STRUCTURES Post concrete inspection of concrete is essential to check for any damage or defects that may require repair. Concrete How To Guide Material Testing Guide Concrete Technology

SEIU uses new opening to go along on OSHA inspections

FDR Safety

OSHA last year cleared the way for union representatives to accompany OSHA compliance officers on worksite inspections even if the union doesn’t represent the company’s workers, and now the consequences are being felt.

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Time To Dust Off And Inspect Your Indemnity Shield : Better Building.

Responsible Developer

Home > Legal > Time To Dust Off And Inspect Your Indemnity Shield. -->. Time To Dust Off And Inspect Your Indemnity Shield. Does the Responsible Developer timely inspect and revise its form contracts due to changes in the law? Time To Dust Off And Inspect Your Indemnity Shield.

FHWA Sets Rules for New National Tunnel Inspection Program

ENR Construction

New standards include routine tunnel examinations at least every 24 months. Infrastructure

Julian Construction Recommends Safety Inspection For Homes

Julian Construction Blog

Foundation Construction Company Says Inspection Important To Structure Safety Of Home LOS ANGELES, CA: Julian Construction ( [link] ) recently issued a recommendation to home owners to receive a safety inspection for their home’s foundation.