The news of a fourth fatality on the I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Fla., is surely increasing the pressure on SGL Constructors, the Skanska-led joint venture contractor leading the $2.3-billion project.
An update of a National Institute of Building Sciences study on benefit-to-cost ratios of hazard-mitigation investments has determined an 11:1 BCR over time for jurisdictions that have adopted model building code updates versus those that still use codes from the 1990s.
After fire destroyed AvalonBay’s four-story, 235-unit apartment project in Maplewood, N.J., in 2017, Michael Feigin decided that conventional industry standards and approaches designed to minimize the risks of these relatively rare, yet costly construction-phase fires were not enough.
I once attended training for fleet drivers who frequently tow trailers. During discussion of attaching the trailer hitch to the truck, the instructor asked if the operators crossed the safety chains under the tongue when connecting.
Collaboration with digital data is helping the construction industry head-off safety issues that arise from miscommunication and faulty coordination, as well as prevent rework and enhance productivity and quality. During this webinar, we will talk with project managers about how they use connected digital data to help keep their jobsites coordinated, productive and safe.
Construction managers who emphasize quality and safety throughout the work find that processes supporting one inevitably benefit the other, and both can improve the bottom line. This webinar will convene a panel of quality and safety experts who will describe the tools and leadership techniques used to build a flourishing culture of quality and safety on high-pressure jobs, while staying on schedule and within budget.
ENR will discuss funding challenges and identify resources for water, wastewater and stormwater utilities in this time of water and climate extremes. We will look at available financial resources and discuss items such as best practices, and tools for pre-disaster mitigation, design adaptation, and infrastructure rebuild to make communities less vulnerable before, during and after extreme water events.
Winner Vicki L. O’Leary visits construction sites such as the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement in Long Beach, Calif., spreading the gospel of preventing harassment and making jobsites receptive to a more diverse workforce.