Find original article at: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/suicide-prevention-in-construction-more-important-than-ever/584851/ The COVID-19 crisis has the potential to exacerbate anxiety, depression and other mental health issues among construction workers, according to an industry expert. In any industry, suicide prevention and education requires a variety of resources, as well as strong leadership from management, safety professionals and human resources. Yet, according to
Find original article at: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/burger-king-to-build-mobile-focused-restaurant-model-in-2021/584831/ Dive Brief: Burger King unveiled two new restaurant designs last week that will have dedicated mobile order and curbside pickup areas, drive-in and walk-up order areas, enhanced drive-thrus, exterior dining space and sustainable design elements, according to a press release. The first newly designed restaurants, which the chain claims will be
What to do when an employee is afraid to return to the jobsite due to COVID-19 Find original article at: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/employee-afraid-to-return-to-work-what-do-we-do/585347/ If an employee refuses to work although there is no imminent danger, “the courts have made it clear that those employees don’t have to be paid,” says a human resources expert. Contractors across the
Find original article at: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/icc-offers-guidance-for-remote-virtual-inspections/585302/ The coronavirus pandemic has sped up the implementation of remote virtual inspections for many building departments, and many officials have indicated that their agencies will probably continue to use remote inspections even after social distancing rules ease up. Using common, inexpensive communication tools like Facetime, Skype and drones, inspectors report that most inspections that can be done
Find the original article at: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/more-than-60-projects-expedited-by-trump-executive-order-waiving-environmen/585355/ Dive Brief: Newly released documents provide details into some of the projects that have been expedited by President Donald Trump’s executive order directing federal government agencies to waive environmental regulations and streamline infrastructure projects in order to hasten the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the June 4 executive
Find the original article at: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/with-4m-in-backing-core-joins-construction-jobs-app-field/585543/ Dive Brief: A group of Silicon Valley executives with $4 million in venture backing is launching a jobs platform to better connect workers and their skills with construction companies who want to hire them. Palo Alto, California-based Core says its mission is to address the massive labor shortage in the world’s
Find original article at: https://www.constructiondive.com/news/construction-scores-a-hat-trick-starts-jobs-backlog-all-rise/585475/ Dive Brief: New data turned heads last week when new construction starts, jobs and backlog all notched solid gains to provide a glimmer of hope for the industry, following a summer of worrisome trends that emerged in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonresidential building starts rose 16%, while
Find the original article at: https://www.construction-today.com/featured-content/exclusive-features/3770-water-fx-llc Water FX produces stainless steel aquatic vessels of all sorts – from swimming pools and spas to steam rooms, experience showers, custom fountains, water walls, water park attractions, splash pad play areas, dancing interactive water features and more. Water FX also has a 3-D sculpture division called Large Scale Props. We spoke
Find original article at: https://stonemarkcm.com/blog/importance-communication-construction-project/ The importance of communication in construction cannot be overstated. The most common reason for construction disputes is a breach in communication and expectations. Large construction projects have an enormous number of moving parts and hundreds of people involved, thousands if we include manufacturers, sales personnel, truck drivers, insurance providers, etc.
Find original article at: https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/communication-in-construction Communication is an essential skill in every industry. In construction, it is especially important since the stakes on a worksite can be higher than they are in a boardroom or behind a desk. In fact, one in every 10 construction workers are injured every year. If communication on a construction site
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