Keep Cool, Stay Safe: Tips for High Temperatures
The heat is dangerous for everyone, but even more so for workers who have to spend hours at a time outside. Occupations in which you have to work in the heat make you more susceptible to heat related illness, so here are some tips to make sure you stay safe while soaking in the sun’s rays.
The Best Apps for Construction Productivity
A jobsite has numerous moving parts, and keeping the project on-task takes plenty of coordination. New technologies have the ability to streamline processes, enhance organizational capabilities and mobilize administrative tasks. Check out some of the coolest apps below:
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.