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Deep Foundation Design Challenges

With space at a premium in many urban areas, developers are digging deeper foundations to increase the square footage of residential, commercial and mixed-use building projects.

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Responding to a Crisis: How Human Resources Can Make Things Better, Not Worse

Just as unforeseen site conditions can test a contractor's problem-solving skills, unexpected events can test a construction employer's crisis-management readiness. Crises can hit at any time, and individuals involved in human resources are usually — and rightly — on the front lines of working with a company's management team to address the challenges that any present.

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Prioritizing Worker Wellness: Combining Education and Technology for Injury Prevention

Construction is risky business. According to OSHA, one in every five private sector worker deaths in 2017 (the latest year recorded) was in construction. That’s 971 fatalities. A dedicated wellness program, with an emphasis on physiologically informed safety knowledge, is a smart effort for any construction organization. It helps with injury prevention and differentiating that company as an attractive employer.

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Tracking Jobsite Workers with Wearables Boosts Safety and Productivity

Photo credit: United Rentals If a worker fell on the jobsite, how fast would the operations and safety managers learn about the incident and be able to locate the worker to render assistance? BY HELGE JACOBSEN, VICE PRESIDENT AND GM – ADVANCED SOLUTIONSUNITED RENTALS® A MEMBER OF MULTIPLE AGC CHAPTERS When a construction company hires a subcontractor for a big ...

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The Importance of AEDs on Construction Sites

BY LINDSAY ATHERTON VICE PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN AED SALES THE DEFIBSHOP Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in America. Despite this fact, there is still a serious lack of awareness which makes it an even bigger problem. Currently more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur in the United States each year, of which more than 90 percent are fatal. This means that there are ...

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Supercharge Your Industry Peer Group to Drive Innovation

Industry peer groups are a great way for companies to break out of their bubble and share valuable insights with one another. Often though, CEOs and CFOs aren’t getting the most out of them.

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Destination Denver

Next week, AGC of America kicks off its 100th Annual Convention at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

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Taking Control of the Future Brings Success

The construction industry is dynamic — ever changing and evolving through technology. The way contractors work today is clearly much different than 50 years ago — or 20 years — or even five years ago. The big difference is due to advances in technology in the machines and tools that enable greater productivity, reduce time and provide better results.

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