Build With Strength: Wrigley Field Stands Test of Time

CHICAGO, Ill. – Build With Strength, a coalition of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, continued the efforts to inform Chicago, Illinois’ design, build and code communities by releasing a new infographic highlighting a true icon of American strength and durability – the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field. Opened in 1914 along Addison Street on Chicago’s north side, Wrigley Field, aka The Friendly Confines, a phrase made popular by legendary Hall of Famer Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks, is one of the oldest Major League Baseball stadiums, second to only Boston’s Fenway Park. The stadium, consisting of 45,200 cubic feet of concrete … Read more

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DBIA Announces 2016 National Design-Build Project, Team Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Design-Build Institute of America recently announced its 21st annual Design-Build Project/Team Award Winners. Recognized for exemplary collaboration and integration in Design-Build project delivery, the award-winning projects were evaluated by a distinguished panel of experts in Design-Build project delivery. The 2016 Design-Build Project/Team Awards showcase Design-Build best practices and celebrate the achievements of owners and Design-Build teams in ten categories across the spectrum of horizontal and vertical construction. Following are the 2016 winners are (click their names for a photo, project information, team members and the challenge Design-Build project delivery addressed). Aviation Los Angeles International Airport Central Utility Plant Replacement Los … Read more

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October is Careers in Construction Month

ALACHUA, Fla. – NCCER and its Build Your Future initiative are once again declaring October as Careers in Construction Month. Throughout the month, industry and education partner locally to host events that introduce students to rewarding construction careers. So far, 15 states and the District of Columbia have filed proclamations declaring October 2016 as Careers in Construction Month. Any state resident can file a proclamation for his or her governor to sign. To simplify the process, provides each state’s guidelines and a sample proclamation. Once filed, it can take anywhere from two weeks to over two months for the … Read more

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OSHA Schedules Special Meeting of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health to discuss a draft construction version of the agency’s Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines. The meeting will be held April 25-26 in Washington, D.C. The agenda includes remarks from Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels, drafting the construction version of the SHPM Guidelines, and a public comment period. ACCSH will meet from 1-5 p.m., Monday, April 25 and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday, April 26. Both meetings will be held … Read more

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