ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 4 - Issue: 44 - 11/13/2015

Construction Blog Highlights

AGC Seeks Member Feedback on Business Outlook Survey

The AGC of America, in partnership with Sage, has issued a call for responses to its 2016 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook survey, reports the Oregon-Columbia chapter of the AGC. Blog writers for the chapter’s site maintain a robust roster of information about current issues facing the commercial construction industry, including matters affecting employment, regulations, technologies and education, not just in Oregon, but across the nation. More information on the AGC survey can be found here.

 

Stackable Building Design Takes Top Prize in Architecture Competition

In an effort to please forward-thinking clients, architectural designers are continually challenged to think outside the box. Build Smart blog writer Justin Rice reports that this year’s World Architecture Festival in Singapore awarded top marks to The Interlace, a stackable building design by German architectural firms OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren, whose design integrates overlapping hexagonal structures with ample vegetation, light and air flow. The write-up and renderings of the mega-complex can be accessed here.

 

Mobile Device Management Made Easier

Businesses that want to stay connected to workers and clients must go wireless, but managing multiple mobile devices can be tricky. Knowing what to look for and the right questions to ask can be daunting. In Beloved Robot co-founder Zane Kellogg’s guest write-up for ConAppGuru.com, Kellogg takes the guesswork out of Mobile Device Management and presents several vendor options to get started. His Nov. 9 article is available here.

 

OSHA Identifies Top Four Causes of Work Site Accidents

Construction sites are rife with potential accidents. As a result, work site safety is a top concern for contractors. OSHA reports that construction worker deaths accounted for more than 20% of all work-related deaths in 2014. New Jersey personal injury attorney Lars Hyberg spells out the top four causes of construction-related accidents and deaths in his Nov. 5 write-up here.

 

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