News about construction safety issues.

Construction Case in Massachusetts Supreme Court Could Have Big Effect

A case that is currently before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court spotlights the difference between contracts fashioned in traditional design-bid-build protocol versus a construction management at-risk delivery service. The latter type places the responsibility for design squarely on the construction manager at risk and removes it from a designer as well as the owner. If…

Alarming Stat: Nearly Half of Road Contractors Saw Car Crashes Last Year

The Associated General Contractors of America’s survey of construction workers in the United States revealed that 46 percent of workers had witnessed a crash at roadside construction zones in the last year. The survey compiles the responses of more than 800 professionals in the industry. Safety Implications of Roadside Construction Crashes Construction workers who participate…

Expert Interview with Shane Vilasineekul Of Simpson Strong-Tie On Structural System Research

“If you don’t evolve, you will be left behind. That’s the harsh reality.” This is a quote from Shane Vilasineekul when asked why a savvy contractor or construction professional should consider continuing their education. The times are changing quickly; and if you’re not growing, evolving, and adapting to the new climate, you could be out…