Month: August 2022

Construction Industry BIM Standards

What are new-build investors requesting? Among other things, they expect sustainability, eco-friendly practices, and industry-best standards in construction. Construction industry and BIM (building information modeling) certifications and standards are driving construction industry software solutions. Oracle Construction’s senior director Frank Weiss says as more companies integrate BIM best practices into engineering and construction solutions, the software …

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Construction Employment: 7 Onboarding Tips

Your new hire is excited. Onboarding begins Monday. However, 68% of new hires quit within the first six months and your success rate isn’t much better. Is there something you can do differently during construction employment onboarding? Why New Workers Abandon Construction Employment It’s not just you, your company, or even the construction industry. The top 3 …

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Putting a Price on Life: Construction Workers and Safety

In 2015, Carlos Moncayo was buried alive in a 14´ unreinforced trench on a New York construction jobsite. The undocumented worker was 22 years old. The New York construction company was convicted of manslaughter/negligent homicide and fined $10,000. If passed, Carlos’ Law would allow a $300,000 minimum fine to New York companies in which construction …

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Soil Stabilization: Cementitious Materials Shortage

Soil stabilization changes soil’s physical properties by adding long-term strength and weight-bearing capacity. Soil bases for roads, parking lots, etc. use chemicals, lime-based products, cement, and other bonding agents to create permanent soil stabilization. For example, because of its locale’s soil composition, one company uses an ionic clay coil stabilizer. The concrete process begins with the …

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Construction Industry DMI, Hiring Up

“This peak is largely due to U.S. onshoring efforts,” says Construction Dive, “as more American companies move their manufacturing facilities back to the U.S.” Manufacturing returns to the U.S. are including food-related production and electric vehicle factories. The Dodge Momentum Index is a monthly measurement of nonresidential construction industry building projects in planning. In June …

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Construction Projects and Workforce Management

You say you’re a “people person,” and as a workforce manager, that quality comes in handy. But do you have a concise process for knowing not only who’s who but who’s where and when? With labor shortages and high turnover, organizing personnel on construction projects better makes the difference between profit and loss, on time and late. Personnel …

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OSHA Lists Construction Violations

Change is a constant in construction. On the other hand, some things never seem to change, and that includes OSHA’s Top 10 more frequently cited violations across all industries. These accidents and injuries occur because the prevention programs are poorly supervised, mismanaged, or handed off to employees and forgotten. Avoid These 10 Construction Violations 1. Falls …

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