September 16th, 2020 | by NEWCA
22 injured after cranes collide in Austin, Texas, official says
Twenty-two people were injured after two cranes collided in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday morning, according to Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services.
George Smith Partners Secures $31.5M Construction Loan for Workforce Housing Project in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
George Smith Partners has secured a $31.5 million loan for the construction of The Oscar, a 240-unit workforce housing project in Sheboygan. Green Street Real Estate Ventures was the borrower.
Extreme heat plus masks takes toll on construction workers
As areas around the country hit triple-digit heat index temperatures, construction firms are reporting challenges in keeping their employees safe from heat-related illness, especially while workers must wear face masks to prevent coronavirus spread.
“In the Southwest United States, there are a lot of real hot days,” said Rodd Weber, corporate safety director for PENTA Building Group based in Las Vegas. “And so we’re looking at some alternatives, because it is a potential safety concern. We don’t want the cure to be worse than the disease.”
World’s First Cordless Heated Lunch Box Made for Construction Workers
LunchEAZE is the first major advancement in lunch box technology and it’s changing everyday lives of construction workers across the world. LunchEAZE is the only cordless, battery powered, smart lunch box that heats food automatically up to 220°F at the user’s designated mealtime. With full temperature control and Bluetooth app features, it provides convenience and ease like never before.
10 Technologies Improving All Aspects of Construction
Construction has long relied on tried-and-true methods to survey terrain, maneuver equipment, train workers and perform other tasks. But in recent years, a spate of digital-based technologies have turned construction into a hotbed of high technology. These technologies are enabling operators to more precisely survey and plan the elements of a construction project, perform various construction tasks, and develop and maintain a vital database of construction fleet data.