Stop mixing messages. That is what a team of safety researchers urged Perini Building Co. to do during worker orientations last fall following an assessment of the CityCenter project and another Perini project nearby. The mixed-message advice was one of the most interesting aspects of the assessment. Although Perini seemed on the surface to have the best safety communication practices, the assessment team claimed that the message was compromised. Photo: Tony Illia Bilingual instruction at CityCenter’s safety orientation lasted only 15 minutes. Related Links: Las Vegas CityCenter Project: Inside a Safety Turnaround Perini’s direct messages seemed to reflect an enlightened
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.