Picture this: Radar and LIDAR on the jobsite
Autonomous vehicles are developing quickly because of the economic gains they can generate. The construction industry is taking advantage of this progress, and is also moving closer to widespread self-driving construction vehicles.
100 Years of Hard Hats
When World War I came to a close, E.W. Bullard returned to the United States with very few possessions but a steel helmet. Upon his arrival home, he presented this headwear to his father, the owner of E.D. Bullard Company, as an alternative to the leather safety hats they manufactured. From there, the modern hard hat was born.
Celebrate Women in Construction Week
This week, March 3 to 9, 2019, is Women in Construction (WIC) Week. The week, hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), is designed to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry, raise awareness of the opportunities available for women and emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. In honor of WIC Week, check out these ways to celebrate and show awareness.
How Will Phase Change Materials Affect the Future of Concrete?
Winter is upon us, and in many parts of the United States, this means significant amounts of snow and ice. Winter weather conditions can wreak havoc on roadways — especially when they can’t be plowed in a timely manner. But, what if that could change? With phase change materials, roads may soon be able to clear themselves.
Requests for Information
Requests for information (RFI) are a very common business practice in project planning and management. The RFI asks for detailed information about a product — such as specifications, product requirements and purchase options.
Prepare for Success with Emerging Technologies
Have you considered investing in emerging technologies that could support your risk management efforts and prepare your company for future success? As a construction business owner, the decision to invest in emerging technologies is not an easy one. It’s no secret new technologies bring some concerns. The solution? A cost-sharing pilot program with your insurance carrier.
Breathe Easy. Protect Yourself from Respirable Silica.
Though it’s inert in everyday contexts, crystalline silica is harmful to health when it is crushed, ground, drilled, or used in other industrial processes. During these processes, dust particles are produced, and some of the very fine particles are known as respirable crystalline silica (RCS).
Hands-On Work is Making a Comeback
Over the past 50 years, there has been a sharp decline in the recognition and education of skilled trades. Now, as Baby Boomers begin to retire from the construction, manufacturing and engineering fields, 31 million
positions will be open to vocational workers in the next two years. The problem? Skilled trades have been deemphasized for so long that younger generations do not consider this career path.