Lean Construction for Trades Toolbox Talk Series
Click to read Lean Construction for Trades Toolbox Talk Series. The Trades Toolbox Talk Series Goals are:Recognize opportunities to review and improve current processes, Describe how to empower each other to identify and eliminate waste, work, safely, and reduce overproduction and Adopt a Lean culture....
Transportation Included in 2020 Funding Agreement
Congress has completed action on compromise omnibus appropriations legislation to fund government operations through the remainder of fiscal 2020 and the President has said he will sign the measure before the current continuing resolution expires on December 20. US Department of Transportation (US DOT) programs are included in the...
Beige Book Comments Relevant to US Construction and in OH, Western PA, Eastern KY and Part of WV
The “Beige Book” is a compilation of informal soundings of business conditions in each of the 12 Federal Reserve districts, which are referenced by the name of their headquarters cities. The latest Beige Book (https://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/beigebook201910.htm), issued October 17, is based on information collected...
New Booklet Raises Awareness About Health Hazards in Construction
From the webpage of Associated General Contractors of America
Construction safety professionals are familiar with the long-running Focus Four safety program pioneered by OSHA which has been an effective vehicle to encourage action on four key fatal injury hazards in construction. A new publication by the American Industrial Hygiene...
Construction Spending Diverges in April As Public Sector Investment Surges, Private Nonresidential Projects Slip and Single-Family Homebuilding Stalls
From the webpage of AGC.org
Construction spending was unchanged from March to April, with mixed results by project type for the month and for the year to date, according to an analysis today by the Associated General Contractors of America of new federal spending data. Association officials warned that tariffs and countermeasures by U.S....
AGC's Kevin Cannon Appointed Chairman of OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
The U.S. Secretary of Labor appointed AGC of America's Senior Director of Safety & Health, Kevin Cannon, as the new Chairman of the OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, citing his commitment and leadership abilities. Cannon has served as a member of the committee since 2011,...
Construction Spending Increases 1.0 Percent from January to February; Industry Adds Jobs in 232 out of 358 Metro Areas Since February 2018
From The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
Construction spending increased by 1.0 percent from January to February, while construction employment increased compared to February 2018 levels in 275 out of 358 metro areas, according to an analysis of new government data today by the Associated General Contractors....
Proposal to Create New Temporary Worker Visa System for Construction and Other Industries will Boost Economy, cut Illegal Immigration
From the website of AGC.
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, urged Congress to act quickly on the Workforce for an Expanding Economy Act that was introduced today by Pennsylvania Congressmen Lloyd Smucker. The measure would establish the only federal temporary visa program for...
Growth Through Lean Transformation
By Michael Mclin, Managing Director, Maxim Consulting Group, An Agc Of Colorado Building Chapter Member, Constructor Magazine.
Within the construction industry, contractors struggle with challenges – schedule compression, pricing pressure and manpower shortages. The answer lies in defining a new business model that addresses...
Ensuring Operational Safety When Utilizing Boom Lifts
This article is from AGC of America's Safety Matter written by Jim Arabia, Vice President of Marketing, Bigrentz
Because the wheeled base is heavy, boom lifts keep workers stable as it lifts them upwards. However, there are some safety risks."