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Paving the Way for Female LeadersOpen in a New Window

There are key things male-dominated industries like construction can do to address the gender imbalance, provide advancement opportunities for female talent and drive a more diverse workforce. The need to do so is more critical than some realize. 

 

New Overtime Rule Raises Exemption Threshold to $47,476Open in a New Window

The Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (S. 2707/H.R. 4773) has been proposed to require the DOL to examine the impact on stakeholders, including the public sector, before implementing any changes to the exemptions. The employer community is expected to redouble its efforts in support of this legislation and other solutions. 

 

Smart Sensors’ Role in the Digital CeilingOpen in a New Window

In view of the ongoing transformation of the building automation industry, spearheaded by the IoT revolution, the lighting system is considered to be the most suitable infrastructure to carry on the smart building mission. A digital ceiling that uses smart sensors incorporated into lighting fixtures creates an affordable and scalable option for system providers, building owners and facility managers. 

 

Scaling Safety Resources With Cloud-Based JHA ToolsOpen in a New Window

Cloud-based JHA tools are gaining ground in helping construction companies scale limited safety resources. Through the use of wireless smart devices, subscribers to cloud-based JHA tools can develop and manage a company’s entire library of JHAs from the hood of a truck at the construction site or from their desk anywhere in the world. 

 

Technology, Insurance and Personnel Drive Safe Auto ProgramsOpen in a New Window

In the following Q&A Travelers offers insight on recruiting qualified commercial drivers and integrating them into a company’s safety culture, as well as the impact of telematics on construction fleets and the insurance products needed to limit financial liability.

 

PMIS: Revolutionizing Owner-Contractor RelationshipsOpen in a New Window

Facility owners have historically been left out of the construction project management technology game, as most platforms and tools focused on innovations for contractors, architects and engineers. That trend is changing with the rise and expansion of project management information systems (PMIS) designed specifically for owners. Even so, PMIS usage among owners and contractors has room to improve to facilitate better project execution.

 

S&B'S Women's Training Program Makes Strides Open in a New Window

In 2015, S&B created a pilot program that provided accelerated, accredited training for female pipefitters. Today the Women’s Training Program is a full-fledged collaboration among S&B, United Way THRIVE and Texas Workforce Solutions, with each organization bringing something special to the training program.

 

No Bounds to Success Open in a New Window

Women business leaders at ABC and throughout the industry will agree, there is no one path to the top. 

 

New P3 Resources AvailableOpen in a New Window

Public agencies developing infrastructure projects now have access to a guide that emphasizes factors local policymakers should consider before entering into a public-private partnership (P3). Additionally, a new study is available that focuses on comprehensive development agreements, which often are associated with toll road P3s.

 

Industrial Redevelopment Is Prime in NYC and Charlotte Open in a New Window

New York is the top city for redevelopment potential of environmentally distressed industrial sites, according to Arcadis’ Urban Land Restoration Index. Rounding out the top 10 are Charlotte, N.C.; Denver; Nashville, Tenn.; San Francisco; Pittsburgh; Chicago; Miami; Portland, Ore.; and Los Angeles. 

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