American Concrete Institute says its first-ever initiative to develop a precast standard is not related to an article in Concrete International that sounds the alarm about the potential for brittle failures of non-code-compliant precast, prestressed-concrete double-T parking decks, with flanges reinforced with a high-strength polymer-coated carbon-fiber grid product, called C-Grid.
About half an hour before the almost-completed pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a busy Miami-area road last year, killing six people, Denney Pate, the bridge’s engineer-of-record, sent a text to Linda Figg, the chief executive of FIGG Bridge Engineers.
Adverse and unpredictable weather conditions can wreak havoc on the ability to deliver construction projects on time and on budget. However, weather risk solutions are being developed and delivered to protect project income and lead to more predictable profit margins. Join this engaging discussion about deploying parametric weather solutions to balance risk and achieve better project outcomes.
The insurance market for contractors continues to evolve with specific coverages seeing difficult times for rates and capacity. Worldwide capacity for underwriting construction risk remains a challenge. We'll discuss best practices that are driving favorable market responses along with alternative risk financing techniques that contractors are using to better finance losses and control rate impacts.
During this webinar, we’ll discuss how working in a collaborative manner with input from agency leadership, employees and stakeholders can successfully create and-roll out entirely new, consistent protocols, supplemental training and hands-on instruction, and pilot programs that allow best practices to thrive and set the stage for positive outcomes.
Technology that gives managers better visibility about what’s happening on the job site in near real-time, gives them tools to spot and mitigate inefficiencies and risks before they become disruptions or expensive calamities. Project tech specialists will share how technology is helping to improve management’s ability to see what’s going on, while there’s still time for corrections to enhance production, profits, and safety.
Both public outreach during a project and crisis management when something goes badly wrong requires communication with the public. What are the strategies for each? What are the similarities? What are the differences? In this webinar, industry insiders will discuss keys to forming a communication structure during the public outreach phase of a project.
The National Transportation Safety Board’s Oct. 8 release of documents related to its FIU bridge collapse investigation raises questions but provides no definitive conclusions about why the partially built structure suddenly crashed to the ground on March 15, 2018, killing six.