Prioritizing Worker Wellness: Combining Education and Technology for Injury Prevention

June 2019 — Business Tips Construction is risky business. According to OSHA, one in every five private sector worker deaths in 2017 (the latest year recorded) was in construction. That’s 971 fatalities. A dedicated wellness program, with an emphasis on physiologically informed safety knowledge, is a smart effort for any construction organization. It helps with injury prevention and differentiating that company as an attractive employer. BY CHRIS L’ECLUSE SOLUTIONS SPECIALIST TELETRAC NAVMAN

Lauring Construction Continues Long-Term Relationship with Nichols College

June 2019 — Member News Lauring Construction, a third-generation general contracting and construction management firm and AGC of Massachusetts member, is performing work at Nichols College, a private business school in Dudley, Mass., to renovate Shamie Residence Hall and Lombard Dining Hall. Lauring has worked with Nichols since 2006 and completed over 20 projects on the 200-acre campus.

AGC&rsquo;s <i>Constructor</i> Magazine Seeks Sources for Upcoming Technology Issue

June 2019 — IN CASE YOU MISSED IT New this year, Future Focus is a supplemental issue of Constructor magazine to be published in the fall, that will hone in on game-changing construction technologies and provide members the resources they need to implement these technological advances. Constructor is currently seeking member sources, willing to speak about the advancements they’ve made, how technology has changed the way they do business and how and why others should

Take this Brief Survey to help AGC Track the Impact of the Coronavirus

March 2020 — Top News As part of our broader efforts to track the impacts of the coronavirus on the construction industry and work with federal officials as they craft response measures, AGC of America has created the following very brief survey that we are asking members to complete by noon eastern on Thursday, March 19th.  We intend to send this survey out on a weekly basis for the duration of the coronavirus crisis so

Opinion: To fix labor shortage, contractors must work to debunk stereotypes, misconceptions around the trades

Still from Tom’s interview with Mike Rowe. Click to view on YouTube. At ConExpo this year, I had the opportunity to interview Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs and the Mike Rowe Works Foundation about what contractors need to do about the skilled-labor shortage. When people in this industry talk about the labor problem, it’s usually about what others should be doing – schools, government, parents, guidance counselors. All those entities play a role and could do

Pennsylvania DOT lifts construction pause on 61 projects shut down by coronavirus

After a more than two-week pause of road construction due to the coronavirus, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it will allow work to resume for some highway and bridge projects. PennDOT says the end to the construction pause affects 61 emergency and critical highway and bridge projects throughout the state. “A safe and reliable transportation network is always of the utmost importance, but it becomes even more crucial in times of crisis,” said Acting

AIA Forms Taskforce, Releases COVID-19 Webinar

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Institute of Architects has launched a task force to help inform public officials, healthcare facility workers and architects on adapting buildings into temporary healthcare facilities.

How to Talk to Your Employees About Coronavirus

Nearly every small business has been impacted in some way by the coronavirus pandemic. And many of their employees are seeing the effects as well. Communicating with employees throughout this uncertain time is essential. But small business owners who have never had to navigate a situation like this before may be left wondering what to say. Talk to Employees About Coronavirus Whether you communicate with employees through video conferences, daily emails, or personal phone calls,

Pandemic preparedness: How hospitals can adapt buildings to address worst-case scenarios

spend much of my life thinking about hospital design. And these days, with the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I’m sure many people around the world are looking at their hospitals in new ways, as patients and staff try to stay healthy. COVID-19, declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), has brought hospital design and infection control to the forefront.

FAQ: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans for Small Businesses

Are you located in the United States? Do you own a small business or are you self-employed, a freelancer, or independent contractor? If so, pay close attention to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Think of it as a unique small business forgivable loan program. It provides valuable relief during the coronavirus situation. It provides a stopgap for your small business until you resume normal operations and normal cash flow. The Paycheck Protection Program makes up

PathoSans Donating Sanitizer and Disinfectant

PathoSans Technologies will donate up to 5,000 gallons/day of its PathoCide sanitizer and disinfectant to Illinois. – Read: PathoSans Donating Sanitizer and Disinfectant at

Working People’s Demands in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 has now been declared a pandemic, and the disease is spreading quickly throughout the United States. In a matter of weeks, the human and economic impact has become devastating for working people and for our country. The labor movement is mobilizing and doing everything we can to protect our members and the general public, and we ask the federal government, state and local governments, and employers to do the same.

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