OSHA Battling Against Court Ruling that Invalidated the Multi-Employer Citation Policy

OSHA has long used the language in the OSH act to find and hold multiple employers accountable for the actions of another on construction job sites.  For decades, OSHA would not only cite the employer whose employees were exposed to hazards, but would also cite the employer who was designated the “controlling employer” on-site, which is most often the general contractor.

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Construction Worker Using Portable Toilet Injured After Steel Beam Falls on Him

It has not been a good few months to use portable toilets on a construction job site.  In September, a 28 year old man was run over by a dump truck while using a portable toilet on his job site in Louisiana. A couple months later, another accident involving a portable toilet has happened.

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[VIDEO] Second Attempt at Pontiac Silverdome Implosion is Successful

On Sunday, demolition contractors tried to bring down the upper portion of the Pontiac Silverdome, former home to the Detroit Lions, but several of the explosives didn’t ignite and the structure was still upright after the smoke cleared.  After videos of the failed demolition were posted online, the internet had a field day.

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Average Hourly Wage of Construction Managers, By State

Construction managers typically plan, provide coordination, and oversee construction projects from a relatively "bird's eye view" of the project.  Many construction firms require their construction managers to have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, but many in the industry have worked themselves up through the ranks to become a construction manager.

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America’s ‘Largest’ Mass Timber Building is Under Construction in Oregon

Wood construction has typically been used for purely residential products in the past few decades and especially after fire protection standards became more stringent.  Besides fire rating, concrete and metal has several other benefits over wood, including overall strength, resistance to insects, and resistance to rot.  Wood, however, does have some advantages over concrete and steel, like its relative light weight and it’s much less harmful to the environment.

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Former Detroit Lions Stadium Implosion Fails to Bring Down Structure

The Pontiac Silverdome was the home to the NFL’s Detroit Lions from 1975-2001 and NBA’s Detroit Pistons from 1978-1988.  After the Lions opened their new Stadium in 2002, the Silverdome was passed around several times before it closed for the last time in 2013.  Earlier this year, the building was condemned and the first round of demolition by implosion was scheduled for Sunday, December 3.

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Procore Has Hundreds of Free Continuing Education Courses on their Website

Many certifications in the construction and design world require continuing education (CE) credits to keep the person who holds them eligible to renew their license.  Typically, each hour spent in a seminar or other type of training is considered 1 continuing education credit. 

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[Timelapse] Watch 8 Years of Construction of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in 3 Minutes

Construction timelapse videos make extremely complicated and long projects look much easier to build than they actually are.  The recently opened Louvre in Abu Dhabi took 8 years to complete, but you can watch the full process in only 3 minutes.

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Average Hourly Wage of Construction Superintendents, By State

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines the occupation we're examining today as "First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers," meaning the men and women in this job directly supervise employees and coordinate activities.  This could either mean a construction superintendent or a foreman.

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