Related Links: Arizona Workers Are Old Pros At Sweating In The Southwest Hot or Cold, Weather Plays a Big Role In Job Productivity A heat wave over much of the U.S. last week claimed a construction worker near Tucson—a stark reminder of the danger heat poses to those in the building trades. Mark Geise, 44, died of apparent heat-related illness while constructing a propane filling station at a Costco store. A resident of Indiana, Geise was employed by Seese Construction, Monrovia, Ind., according to his obituary.The Marana Police Dept. and OSHA are investigating. It was the third heat-related death of
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.