A partnership among Dodge Data & Analytics, the Center for Construction Research and Training and United Rentals has produced a report on construction safety. It examines using technology such as building information modeling, drones and wearables to improve safety on construction sites, and it considers how design can be incorporated to enhance safety.
Workplace intimidation and personal protective equipment will be among the gender-specific areas of focus for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as it examines ways to reduce the risk to female workers on construction sites. It's part of the OSHA Alliance Program in a renewed partnership with the National Association of Women in Construction, and the safety initiative will involve raising awareness of rules and laws through various media and forums.
Nick Herdsman contends that recent advances in lidar, prefab construction and other technologies mean construction could be fully automated in 10 years. He offers a timeline of how that process could evolve and urges contractors to start now to retrain crews.
Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, and economists from three other construction industry associations offer their predictions for the industry in 2018. They discuss construction trends, material costs and the ongoing labor shortage.
The two-deck, $2.2 billion Highway 99 tunnel, also known as the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project, is expected to open this fall, but tolling rates have yet to be set. The project is three years behind schedule and has experienced cost overruns, but the closer the tunnel gets to completion, the lower the chances of additional overruns.
The Connecticut Legislature has not adopted a funding solution for infrastructure, leading the state's governor to delay construction of $4.3 billion worth of transportation projects. The Special Transportation Fund could have a deficit during the 2019 fiscal year, which starts July 1, and Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to release a possible solution soon.
Studies suggest an average of 75% to 80% of people "prefer to work for a company known for its social responsibility." To attract and retain top talent, organizations have to work harder than ever to build employer brands that differentiate their organization from those competing for the same top-tier talent. Becoming a more diverse and socially responsible employer is not just about attractiveness to employees -- it is also a question of competitiveness in the marketplace. Read more.
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