When members of Fenestration Canada met in early June as part of its virtual spring meeting (moved to virtual due to COVID-19), they were able to attend an informative presentation on lean manufacturing—a concept that’s been around for years, but might go much deeper than you think. It could also save your company time and money.
Larry Rosborough of SSI Consulting told attendees how they could evaluate waste, and he’s not talking about “stuff going in [more]
During the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) virtual town hall forum titled, “Returning to Work: COVID-19 Issues and Answers,” guest speaker John Johnson, vice president and director of environmental safety, health and security at Black and Veatch, discussed a standard proposal that could provide guidelines to prevent the spread of diseases in future pandemics.
Johnson is also chair of the ANSI/ASSP A10 committee, which covers safety standards for construction and demolition operations. To start, [more]
To address questions about working on jobsites amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) hosted a virtual town hall forum titled, “Returning to Work: COVID-19 Issues and Answers.”
Steve Rank, executive director of safety and health for the Iron Workers, informed members that the union has developed a form to report if any members have been infected. Rank encouraged local unions and contractors to send these forms in so leadership will [more]
The percentage of contractors who plan to employ more people in the next six months has been cut nearly in half since Q1 2020. That’s according to the Q2 2020 Commercial Construction Index (CCI), released by USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
In Q1 2020, 61% of contractors surveyed reported that they plan to employ more people in the next six months. That percentage dropped to 32% in Q2 2020. However, nearly half [more]
The value of U.S. contract glazier activity declined again in May, according to glass industry research firm Key Media & Research (KMR). Spending in nonresidential architectural glass and glazing construction was down 1.3% from April and 1.9% from May 2019, at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate.
KMR’s glass and glazing activity figures are developed from the U.S. Census Bureau’s monthly construction spending report, with weighting and models applied to industry-relevant subsectors.
Overall nonresidential construction declines were less [more]
The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 919 – Bird-Safe Buildings Act yesterday as part of the Invest in America Act. This bipartisan bill, sponsored by Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), requires that public buildings being constructed, acquired or altered significantly by the General Services Administration incorporate bird-safe building materials and design features. Quigley first introduced this bill in 2010.
“In a time when wildlife faces unprecedented, human-driven challenges, we have an obligation to be responsible members [more]
Nearly all contractors have experienced or are expecting project delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to the Q2 2020 Commercial Construction Index (CCI), released quarterly by USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which included a quarter spotlight focused on contractors’ response to COVID-19.
When asked if they are currently expecting project delays due to COVID-19, 87% of contractors said yes. The same percentage reported expecting project delays in the next three [more]