Working in a Disaster Zone

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Construction work can be dangerous in normal situations, but a jobsite in a disaster zone, whether natural or manmade, has its own inherent risks for crew and equipment.

New York State Adds NYU Incubators As START-UP NY Development Zones

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Cars vs Work Zones

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Thirty-nine percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America.

On a Quest to Improve Concrete Construction in Seismic Zones

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Earthquake engineer pioneered the use of high-strength steel fiber as a much-needed rebar decongestant in shear-wall link beams

The Cost in Lives of Inaction on Work Zone Safety Barriers

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How failing to separate motorists and workers is deadly

Why Does Texas Rank Among the Worst States in Work Zone Deaths?

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The answers may prove revealing in the campaign to stop fatal work zone crashes

Stretching Outside of Your Comfort Zone and Learning from Unexpected Places

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Energy consultant Patrick Long sees opportunies for construction and other fields to adapt ideas and technologies from other industries


Road Work Zone Fatalities Up 13% in One Year

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The AGC survey results showed of the contractors reporting work zone crashes

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The mighty zone tool – poetry in BIM-ming


I’ve been besotted by ArchiCAD’s ‘zone tool’ lately. I had not always been a fan of it, early in my career, seriously disliked it even, mainly because of its ugly, big zone-stamp. Yet, there is so much more to this (so poorly named) ‘zone tool’.

Zoning that restricts housing construction also dampens other economic development


Zoning restrictions are making the construction of housing more difficult, and that is driving up the cost of housing in many cities. They estimate that zoning restrictions reduced U.S.

Construction Work Zone Safety: Will Critics Shutter Speed Cameras?

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If speed-enforcement cameras prompt drivers to slow down, how many people would argue against them? As it turns out, plenty

American Green Zone Alliance Quiets Park with Some Mean Green Electric Equipment

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The project brings electric-powered maintenance equipment to the park rather than gas-powered equipment

How Winter Weather Can Hamper Productivity In Hazardous Working Zones


This can be particularly true in hazardous zones, such as Zones 1 and 2 (relating to gas) and 21 and 22 (relating to dust). ATEX approved products, such as the Flexiheat jackets from SA Equipment , ensure safety even in hazardous zones.

More, Not Fewer, Work-Zone Cameras

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Driving faster than the posted limit in a highway work zone, no one enjoys the sting of a speeding ticket for $250 or higher—as it would be in, for example, Illinois—especially if you are caught on camera and not by a cop

Ports & FTZs: Perfect Together

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Importers get more bang for the buck by moving their goods through duty-free foreign trade zones located within or adjacent to ports. Caribbean Featured Florida Indiana Industry Focus Logistics & Distribution Louisiana Magazine Highlights Minnesota New Jersey Ports & Free Trade Zones Transportation & Infrastructure BF-May/June-2017 Curaçao Foreign Trade Zones FTZ Mercer County Minnesota FTZs Port of South Louisiana Port Tampa Bay Ports Ports of Indiana

White House Tightens Standards for Projects in Flood Zones

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New standard draws praise from environmentalists, state officials, but home builders criticize it. Policy

OSHA finds lack of proper 'work zone' in plumber's death

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Had his employer properly created a work zone, a passing car on Philadelphia's 63rd Street might not have struck and killed a 27-year-old plumber. Best Choice Plumbing's 27-year-old worker died after passing car hit him.

Performance-based zoning: U.S. cities starting to loosen zoning regulations


have loosened zoning restrictions in recent years. Driven by New Urbanism, more than two dozen communities in the U.S. Cities are opting to use form-based codes, a concept less concerned with the use of buildings and more with their appearance and the way they relate to each other. read more.

Data Shows 46% of Road Contractors Report Work Zone Crashes

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Forty-six percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

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Sports/Entertainment, Award of Merit - Jordan-Hare Stadium South End Zone Modifications

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Standing as a centerpiece at Auburn University’s Jordan-Hare Stadium is one of college football’s largest video boards

5 People Killed in Construction Zone Crash on I-65

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Four adults and one child were killed in a crash on I-65 in Tippecanoe County, Ind., at the SR 43 exit, reports CBS. According to police, a semi was speeding through a construction area when it hit a van, pushing the van off the road and crashing into another semi.

The Sky’s The Limit In The Lone Star State

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AGC Expands Highway Work Zone Safety Training Program With Grant

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The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) will continue to provide highway work zone safety training classes in 2016, funded by a new federal safety grant the association earned.

Hurricane-Zone Colleges Accelerate Worker Training To Push Rebuilds

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Houston's Lone Star College opens $20M trades-skills facility just in time

2nd Construction Zone Death This Month On I-90

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Yesterday another fatal crash happened on the I-90 / Jane Addams Tollway expansion project This is the second death in the construction zone in three weeks Thursday one man was killed and one injured when a van heading westbound on the Jane Addams Tollway crashed into a tow truck.

Logistics Leaders

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Paris plans to transform the right bank of the river Seine into car-free pedestrian zone


On Sundays and for a majority of the summer, the Voie Georges Pompidou closes to cars between the Louvre museum and the Place de la Bastille area, allowing the space to instead be used for pedestrians. However, as Reuters reports, this stretch of highway on the right bank of the river Seine will not be reopening this year, as Paris has plans to permanently transform the area into a riverside park

D.C. United Scores Zoning Approval for Soccer-Specific Stadium

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After playing in 56-year-old RFK stadium since 1996, and withstanding years of starts-and-stops on its stadium proposal, D.C. United has become the latest Major League Soccer team to win the right to build its own soccer-specific facility

Zoning policy makes Bethesda, Md., a model walkable suburb


In sharp contrast to most suburban communities in the Washington, D.C. area, Bethesda, Md. stands out as a fine exemplar of the new urbanism ethos. Bethesda’s downtown area has become a densely populated, walkable area with multiple mass transit options. The central core of the Montgomery County community is vibrant with retail spaces, offices, and restaurants nestled among apartment buildings and condominiums. read more. Regulations Codes and Standards

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UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

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On January 9, 2014, the President announced the next step in those efforts by naming the first five “Promise Zones.” THE PROMISE ZONES INITIATIVE. The five Promise Zones announced are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

Steel Manufacturer Expanding At Port Of Indiana

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Daily News Featured Indiana Manufacturing Ports & Free Trade Zones Taxes & Incentives Transportation & Infrastructure Business Incentives Capital Investment Economic Development Employment Expansion Indiana Economic Development Corporation Mike Pence Site Selection Tax CreditsRatner Steel Supply is investing $8.83M to double the size of its operations at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor in Portage, creating up to 37 new jobs by 2019.

Walmart Investing $135M In Alabama Import Facility

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Alabama Capital Investment Daily News Featured Logistics & Distribution Ports & Free Trade Zones Taxes & Incentives Transportation & Infrastructure Alabama Department of Commerce Alabama Port Authority Business Incentives Distribution Center Economic Development Employment Expansion Import/Export Site Selection Walmart

Supersized and (Almost) Ready to Go

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Home Goods Manufacturer Creating 200 Jobs In Georgia

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Safavieh, a manufacturer and distributor of home goods, will create 200 jobs and invest more than $60 million in a new Chatham County, GA distribution facility. Safavieh will build a 1.1 million-square-foot facility at the Savannah River International Trade Park. Photo: Safavieh.

Climate-specific code changes target energy savings for tropical zones


The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) includes changes that address more climate zones. One of these new zones is targeted to tropical areas including Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S.

Kentucky: Air Supremacy In The Bluegrass State

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Aerospace & Defense Business Clusters/Corridors Capital Investment Featured Kentucky Magazine Highlights Ports & Free Trade Zones State Focus Transportation & Infrastructure Amazon BF-March/April-2017 Economic Development FedEx Hebron Ports Prime Air Site Selection Tenn-Tom Tennessee-Tombigbee WaterwayWith Amazon’s decision to put its $1.5-billion hub in Hebron, Kentucky is on the runway to establish itself as the global airfreight logistics leader.

Ports And FTZs: Enter With Less Risk

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Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) Program was created in 1934 with the goal of helping businesses in the U.S. According to the National Association of Foreign Trade Zones (NAFTZ), in 2014, goods exported directly from U.S. The port is uniquely zoned. By the BF Staff.