construction

August 25, 2020

Clarification to the Provision of Face Coverings

While CDC does not consider COVID-19 masks to be PPE, the California Department of Public Health and Cal-OSHA are advising employers to provide face coverings to workers or reimburse workers for reasonable cost of obtaining them. This advisory was noted in their July 29 Guidance for Construction, and the specific language is on page 3. The Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Plan has...

August 20, 2020

A Brief Guide to Risk Management in Construction Projects

In order to mitigate the risks associated with construction, it is essential to assess the risk accurately and have a control mechanism in place once the threat has been identified. Being able to manage risks effectively will lead you to higher profits and good relationships with the clients. For contractors, the most significant risk is...

August 14, 2020

How Technology is Transforming the Construction Industry

There’s little doubt that technology has changed the construction industry for the better. Aside from more efficient operations, tech innovation in construction has paved the way for growth and gaining a competitive edge. Schools like Capitol Technology University has taught would-be workers in the field how to maximize the use of technology to advance their careers in...

July 28, 2020

Construction Must Take Lead and Grasp Opportunity for Change Post-Covid

CONSTRUCTION MUST TAKE LEAD AND GRASP OPPORTUNITY FOR CHANGE POST-COVID Changing trends in working locations and travel needs, net zero projects, the green recovery and the need for effective strategic planning were just some of the issues highlighted at the latest Infrastructure Intelligence Covid Recovery webinar on Friday 17 July 2020. Hosted by Infrastructure Intelligence editor Andy...

July 8, 2020

Statewide California Construction Employment: How Has it Fared with COVID-19?

STATEWIDE CALIFORNIA CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT: HOW HAS IT FARED WITH COVID-19? Construction employment declined in more than nine out of 10 metro areas from March to April, a time when industry employment typically increases in most locations, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America of new government data shows. The San Francisco area...

June 23, 2020

Mitigating Construction Risks with Advanced Training Techniques

MITIGATING CONSTRUCTION RISKS WITH ADVANCED TRAINING TECHNIQUES Construction is consistently ranked as one of the riskiest jobs in the United States. Fluid workforces, high-risk scenarios and a communication disconnect between home office and front-line workers all result in the very real possibility of serious injury or even death. One of the major challenges in the...