ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 4 - Issue: 47 - 12/04/2015

Construction Blog Highlights

Dry Ice Blasting: A New Kind of Clean?

For decades, sand blasting has been the industry standard for cleaning, smoothing and stripping surfaces in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Although more eco-friendly than other methods, it still comes with drawbacks. In a Nov. 3 post, the Constructonomics blog reports that Cryogenis has developed a new cleaning method dry ice blasting which is a safe and clean alternative to the grit of sand. The article (here) details the benefits of this new method.

 

Report Shows Monday Morning Is Most Hazardous Time for Laborers

The latest annual report of Nonfatal Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work, published by the U.S. Department of Labor, shows that the majority of labor-related injuries happen on Monday mornings and are most likely to affect male workers in the 25-34 age range. Builder Online looks at the numbers in its Nov. 19 blog post here. The full report can be accessed here.

 

How to Climb the Construction Ladder

Australia’s Design & Build blog offers up helpful tips to help young construction professionals work their way up the construction industry ladder. In this Nov. 24 blog post (here), the writer enumerates common sense steps, but the final tip is one worth remembering. In D&B’s Nov. 20 post (here), it details ways to manage the stresses that even seasoned construction professionals face on every project.

 

Industry Report Shows Jobsite Technology on the Rise

JBKnowledge Inc. has released its fourth annual Construction Technology Report, the results of a survey from more than 2,000 construction industry professionals. In the Nov. 24 blog summary of its report (here), JBKnowledge reports that technology implementation is on the rise, especially field data collection capabilities. The full report can be accessed through this site.

 

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