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Taking Risks to Innovate in Construction Project Management

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Nowadays, “innovation” is a trendy word used by professionals and companies to set themselves apart from their competition. Though it’s a popular word to gain business from prospective clients and customers, many struggle to actually innovate as it also involves taking risks. In construction risk management, your career is filled with risks as you take…

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Two Former E.P.A. Officials Argue for The Ban on Asbestos

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Each year, asbestos claims the lives of about 40,000 Americans while thousands more must endure a lifetime of torment from crippling respiratory diseases such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. [1] However, asbestos is still hardly regulated in the United States. In the past, progress has been made to relieve our society of the fatal substance, but…

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Top 5 Tips for Winter Fire Safety

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With Old Man Winter practically knocking on your door, you’ve changed into seasonal clothing – thicker garments, gloves, and scarves. Besides bundling up, you plan on using heating sources such as a radiator, fireplace, and a space heater. However, when you consider the space heater fire statistics, it might feel like you’re taking a risk.…

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Recent Decline in Northeast Home Construction

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Homebuilding in the United States has risen in the last decade until last August when construction of new apartments took a sharp decline. However, single-family house construction crept higher for the fourth month in a row. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that the total onset housing construction declined by 9.4% in September to a seasonally…

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OSHA’s New Weighting System

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As of October 1, 2019, OSHA announced the implementation of a new weighting system to consider elements like different types of hazards inspected and moderated, along with Site-Specific Targeting and other implementation plans for the 2020 fiscal year (FY). The OSHA Weighting System (OWS) will promote the optimal allocation of resources and information to aid…

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Average Pay of Construction Jobs

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As one of the largest industries in the United States, the construction industry employs many people as laborers, equipment operators, and so on since it doesn’t require higher education. Yet there are plenty of managerial and operator positions that require experience and supplemental education. If you’re looking into a career in construction, of course, you’re…

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AI’s Recent Impact on Construction

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For the past several years, we’ve heard how AI is being incorporated into various industries: fast-food restaurants installing self-service machines for guests to order food, call centers using automated agents, Chatbots on a business’ Facebook page or website, and so on. Recently, however, AI is making a big splash in the industry with AI construction…

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Educational Construction Podcasts

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When taking our courses on construction risk management, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of the industry. Sometimes, however, we don’t always have time to keep our heads in the books throughout the day. On the other hand, another way to stay up-to-date on the happenings of the industry is by listening to…

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Proper PPE for a Construction Site

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Construction sites pose countless dangers on a daily basis. A site safety manager should assess each job site for all the hazards and potential dangers. To protect yourself from these hazards proper PPE, or personal protective equipment, is required. Every piece of PPE is designed to protect you during work. When working on a construction…

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