Technology

Merge Technology and Safety to Break Through Safety Plateaus

We live in a connected world. Connected technology is ever-present in most of our lives today as the Internet of Things (IoT) expands. Our...
Building

Building a Circulatory System

A seven-story atrium, 650,000 square feet of classrooms and labs, and a whopping $375 million budget: The University at Buffalo’s new Jacobs School of Medicine...
safety recommendations

Tips for Safer Construction Sites

In April, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America published a study performed on fatality reports between 2010 and 2012. The study’s purpose is...
fire curtains

Clearing Up Code Confusion on Fire Curtains

Contractors are frequently confused about codes, standards, and appropriate uses of smoke and fire curtains in commercial settings, and they are not alone. Architects,...
EMBODIED CARBON

It’s Time for the Building Industry to Cut Down on Embodied Carbon

Climate change is the fundamental design problem of our time; not education, not urban sprawl, not disease, not justice. The threat climate change poses...
Vacuum lifting technology

A Step in Time

Vacuum lifting technology has made its way to the White House as part of the National Park Service’s historic renovation of the building’s South...
OSHA regulations

Minimizing OSHA Exposure

It has often been said, “In the eyes of , if it isn’t written down, it didn’t happen.” Regardless of whether this view is...
driver behavior

Distracted: Understanding New Trends in Driver Behavior

Reviewing OSHA’s ten most frequently cited safety and health violations and the OSHA Fatal Four listing, an OSHA representative commented: “One remarkable thing about...
Payment and Performance Bonds

Payment and Performance Bonds

As a matter of routine, on public projects contractors are required to obtain payment and performance bonds, often combined into one instrument, to guarantee...
strategic thinking

Strategic Thinking

Strategic thinking. Data analytics. Critical thinking. Action planning. Positive attitude. These are all buzzwords currently floating around the industry. But, how do these buzzwords...