Weekly Grind: The Impact of Big Tech on Housing AECOM’s New CTO, and How to Employ Risk Mitigation on Your Jobsite
The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From some of the top commercial building code violations of 2019 to a new NYC luxury office building, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
Big Money from Big Tech Won’t Solve California’s Housing Crisis
On Monday, Apple announced it would be donating $2.5 billion to go towards creating affordable housing in the Bay Area. This move is similar to plans recently announced by Facebook and Google.
How Two Guys Created One of the Nation’s First Building Codes for Low-EC Concrete
When Bruce King, a structural engineer, and William Kelley, a deputy director for building and safety, met up for lunch back in February 2018, they would have never guessed they were about to embark on a major quest for sustainable building.
How to Employ Risk Mitigation in Your Construction Company
If you ask anyone in construction, they’ll tell you the truth: the real silent killers aren’t nightmarish doomsday risks but the poor processes that plague your team every day. And yet, almost a third of GCs and trade contractors say they are unsure of how to best mitigate risk on their jobsite.
A study published last week by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at the New York University College of Global Public Health, shows that construction workers are most likely to misuse prescription opioids in comparison to workers in other industries.