Evaluating Natural Disaster Risk In Site Selection

Business Facilities Blog

Companies are asking themselves in the wake of these catastrophic and costly storms, are we adequately evaluating the risk of natural disasters when deciding where to locate new facilities? Hurricane Risk. Earthquake Risk. Wildfire Risk. Tornado Risk.

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How to Achieve Acceptable Risk with TaBRA

FDR Safety

In past years I’ve written about the value of the ANSI B11 standards and risk assessment. Key to learning how risk assessment and feasible risk reduction work together is to undergo experiential learning. Presentation on risk assessment and feasible risk reduction. Participants better understand the reason why risk assessment must precede the determination of feasible risk reduction methods based upon the hazard control hierarchy.

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Risk Exposure

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics, There seems to be a growing trend in the construction industry whereby project owners are placing all risk on the design professional or contractor. Owners are assuming less and less risk exposure through contract provisions that assign risk away from them. Construction parties should be assuming that risk exposure that they control through their performance of work, services and/or actions.

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Risk Exposure

Mr Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics, There seems to be a growing trend in the construction industry whereby project owners are placing all risk on the design professional or contractor. Owners are assuming less and less risk exposure through contract provisions that assign risk away from them. Construction parties should be assuming that risk exposure that they control through their performance of work, services and/or actions.

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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

How maintaining warehouse floors can reduce the risk of accidents

Construction Marketing Blog

We might not consider it, but the underfoot conditions for this army of warehouse workers poses a big risk in many ways. The post How maintaining warehouse floors can reduce the risk of accidents appeared first on Construction Marketing Association Blog. Unemployment has dropped to below 5%, with positive employment figures showing that the economy added more than 230,000 new jobs in February. Yet, there has been much debate and concern over the state of industries – so how come?

Report: $2.9 trillion worth of property at risk of flooding

Construction Dive

Forty million Americans are at risk of experiencing a flood event, two-thirds more than federal maps suggest, the report shows

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A simple way to do risk assessments

FDR Safety

Recently I’ve done dozens of Task Based Risk Assessments (TaBRA) for clients, and the experience always reinforces for me the importance of worker input and the relative speed in which an assessment can be performed. Risk assessment from the perspective of the worker began with, “I’m your kid… What part of your job has the greatest risk of injury?” The first level of risk assessment comes from the worker.

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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. and international safety standards recognize that zero risk does not exist. Risk can be reduced or traded but not eliminated.

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Construction Risk Management Boosts Profits

Construction Informer

The post Construction Risk Management Boosts Profits appeared first on Construction Informer Blog - Construction Blog with Information, News, and Commentary. Construction Management construction risksGoogle+.

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Manage Safety Risk – Get a “2 Fer”

FDR Safety

If you manage for risk, you also manage for compliance. However, if you manage for compliance, you may overlook risk and hazards that result in serious or fatal injuries. Thankfully, the groundwork to manage risk within GM and our joint process had been laid.

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Green Building Data Risk as an Opportunity

Green Building Law Update

business seeking to mitigate the risk associated with data protection. Unless disclosure is prohibited by state or local law or if data is not available or is confidential, Irrespective of any other provision contained herein, the above described exchange of data shall be as an accommodation only, to the maximum extent permitted by law AS – IS without representation or warranty of any kind or type, and use of the data is at the risk of the party using it.

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How to Protect Against Contingent Business Risk

Construction Business Owner

Two partners at a building supplies manufacturing company were exactly where they wanted to be. Their firm sold best-in-class building supplies at competitive prices. Profit margins were exactly where they should be. The firm had earned the trust of a dedicated client base.

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Building Blocks For Solid Risk Management

Construction Business Owner

Part of an effective risk management program involves monitoring the industry and economic trends that could affect your business. Cal Beyer is the director of risk management at Lakeside Industries in Issaquah, Washington.

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Emerging issues in safety: Risk assessment, sustainability

FDR Safety

The first is risk assessment. In the mid-‘90s, when I was part of the National Safety Council’s Institute for Safety through Design (now “sunset”), risk assessment was more of a concept and vision than a reality for most organizations in the U.S.

Report: $2.9 trillion worth of property at risk from flooding

Construction Dive

Forty million Americans are at risk of experiencing a flood event, two-thirds more than federal maps suggest, the report shows

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10 Ways to Reduce Construction Risk with Collaboration

Building Information Management

10 Ways to Reduce Construction Risk with Collaboration. Risk is reduced by sharing information will a project participant from concept through completion. Shared risk/reward.

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Working to Reduce the Risk

Construction Business Owner

According to industry experts at risk management and commercial insurance brokerage firm Cavignac & Associates, in 2017, most business owners will be able to negotiate flat rates and some businesses may even see rate reductions

3 Areas of Risk Reshaping the Construction Market in 2018

Construction Business Owner

What should construction companies budget for builder’s risk insurance? There are many questions concerning the insurance and surety marketplace for construction in the United States in 2018. Will auto insurance rates continue to increase?

Construction Risk Management Boosts Profits

Construction Informer

While 73 percent of executives feel that risks to their companies are on the rise, companies in general are not meeting the increased risks with improved risk management. In fact, only 12 percent of responding companies demonstrated qualities that marked them as true risk management leaders, according to a PwC U.S. risk review. Google+.

Risk on the Horizon

Construction Business Owner

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Ports And FTZs: Enter With Less Risk

Business Facilities Blog

Read Ports And FTZs: Enter With Less Risk on Business Facilities - Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions. By the BF Staff. From the September/October 2016 Issue.

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5 Areas Where Project Management Risks Commonly Arise

Construction Business Owner

Whether you are an architect, engineer or a contractor, organizing your information is the first step toward mitigating project risks like time delays, budget issues, miscommunication and mistakes Information is the essential core of every commercial construction project.

Contractors still manually collect data despite risks, costs

Construction Dive

More than half of construction managers responding to a survey believe hurdles of pen and paper processes could be eliminated by digitization

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Managing Your Third-Party Risk

Construction Equipment

Most construction companies don’t effectively transfer risk to the right parties and are not protecting themselves or other required parties according to the contract. Michael Alberico outlines four steps to effectively transfer third-party risk.

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Why Task Based Risk Assessment Is Better

FDR Safety

When I work with clients, I always use Task Based Risk Assessment (TaBRA). But the method is helpful in many situations, including: Deciding if a task that is normal, routine and repetitive to an operation and eligible for the OSHA exception to lockout is OK from a risk perspective.

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Hurricanes Propel Forward Thinking on Risk, Resilience

ENR Construction

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The Second Best Way to Mitigate Your Risk in Green Building

Green Building Law Update

The best way to mitigate risk in your green building project are properly drafted contract documents prepared by this law firm or by another attorney with green building experience. All of this works to allocate the legal risks of the green building project.

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Cool: Anti-Microbial Option Reduces Legionnella Risks

Constructor Magazine

New cooling tower protects a hospital's low-infection rate by using an anti-microbial resin that greatly reduces the chances of the bacteria forming

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The Inside Scoop on Construction Manager at Risk Delivery Method

Wolgast Corporation Blog

By hiring a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) you’re getting a construction consultant on your team who handles all aspects of your building from design through warranty for a guaranteed maximum price. Construction Management Good for Business Risk Management

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Calculating Risk to Protect investments

Construction Business Owner

The modern jobsite is rapidly changing. From remote-controlled machinery to augmented and virtual reality, construction business owners are leveraging technology in new ways to increase efficiency, reduce costs and make smarter decisions

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10 Attributes to Look for in a Risk Management Outsourcing Partner

Construction Business Owner

As anyone working in the construction industry knows, some risks are worth taking, while others simply aren’t. Your company’s risk control process should be placed within the latter group.

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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

The Top At-Risk Construction Managers and Design-Builders

ENR Construction

The search for smoother and less contentious project execution has led owners to embrace alternative project delivery processes

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Study Finds the FAA's Risk Aversion Retards Drone Innovation

ENR Construction

The Federal Aviation Administration has taken an overly conservative approach to safety risk assessments in the commercial use of drones, concludes a congressionally mandated study released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) on June 11

Uncertainty, Volatility And High Risk Environment As Top Challenges In 2015

Business Facilities Blog

More boards reallocating oversight duties as risk environment strains audit committee agendas. Uncertainty, Volatility And High Risk Environment As Top Challenges In 2015 appeared first on Business Facilities (BF) Magazine. Business Facilities (BF) Magazine.

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HVACR at RISK: How Tariffs Would Hurt

Constructor Magazine

The list of Chinese imports includes several AHRI member products, including boilers, compressors, air conditioners, furnaces and more

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Task based risk assessment provides ‘voice of factory floor’

FDR Safety

When assessing the safety risks of a work task, the devil is in the details, and who knows the details better than the employees who perform the task. That is one of the guiding principles behind Task Based Risk Assessment, or TaBRA for short. It can be thought of as the “voice of the factory floor” and is a very important tool in the safety pro’s kit because it quickly and efficiently determines the risk of a particular task.

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Infrastructure Grants at Risk?

Construction Equipment