Sundt Breaks Ground on $36M Student Housing Complex for University of the Pacific

STOCKTON, Calif. – Sundt Construction, Inc. broke ground earlier this month on a new student housing complex for the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. The $36-million project is being developed by Capstone Development Partners, a private student housing developer known for partnering with colleges and universities to develop student housing that supports the student experience. Expected to be complete by early 2018, the project includes the development of two new four-story buildings totaling 158,000 square feet and housing 381 beds. The new residences will provide contemporary apartment-style housing with gathering spaces and other indoor and outdoor student amenities, … Read more

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Asta Powerproject 4-D Capability Showcased at BIM Forum

ATLANTA, Ga. – AstaPowerproject makes it easy for construction project managers, schedulers and superintendents to access the power of 3-D BIM modeling. Asta Powerproject added BIM functionality in 2015 and was showcased at the BIM Forum Oct. 17-19. The conference brought together architects, engineers and construction pros to explore how BIM is transforming the way the “human-made landscape” of buildings, parks, cities and neighborhoods get made. Conference goers attended educational sessions on new ways to incorporate the power of BIM into real-world projects. Some discussion topics included adopting and using a national BIM standard, enabling BIM collaboration across AEC teams … Read more

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Peters Brings Industry Perspective to Construction Safety Advisory Committee

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Andy Peters, AECOM’s senior vice president and chief safety officer, has been appointed to the United States Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. Peters will join a 15-member body that advises Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez on ways to improve workplace safety and health in the construction industry, as well as on related policy matters. Peters has helped to greatly enhance the culture of safety at AECOM. He has established programs such as “Safety for Life” and “Culture of Caring,’’ which include procedures aimed at helping AECOM meet its goal of … Read more

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OSHA Releases Updated Recommended Practices to Encourage Workplace Safety, Health Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a set of Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs to help employers establish a methodical approach to improving safety and health in their workplaces. The recommendations update OSHA’s 1989 guidelines to reflect changes in the economy, workplaces and evolving safety and health issues. The recommendations feature a new, easier-to-use format and should be particularly helpful to small- and medium-sized businesses. Also new is a section on multi-employer workplaces and a greater emphasis on continuous improvement. Supporting tools and resources are included. The programs are not prescriptive; they are … Read more

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