New research by Australian academics proves what many subcontractors have assumed for years: contract workers have a different experience to their permanent counterparts and it could be putting them in danger. Griffith University Safety Science Innovation Lab head, Dr Drew Rae, says that safety is a serious issue for subcontractors. “They lack the social, structural …
The image of a bunch of tradies standing around on a construction site doing yoga poses is an unlikely one, to say the least. But that’s what one Canberra-based organisation is encouraging. Set up in 2016, the Healthy Tradie Project works with Australian companies to introduce mindfulness, yoga sessions and food advice to workers, and …
You know that technology is the key to keeping your construction firm competitive. But you don’t have the resources to try out every new trend you read about. That’s why JBKnowledge creates a construction technology survey each year. It gives you a look into what’s working in other firms and briefs you on new technologies to …
The term “augmented reality” gets thrown around a lot. It’s dubbed the biggest disruptor in the field of construction in the next few years. What exactly is augmented reality (AR)? It can be characterized by virtual objects layered over a real-world environment.
There’s a lot at stake when an inspector from OSHA visits your workplace. Therefore, taking the necessary steps beforehand can save you time and effort when the inspector knocks on the door. Here are 6 ways to make sure you’re ready to ace that pending OSHA inspection.
These are the best construction apps for iPad, Android, and iPhone. Whether you’re a contractor, safety inspector, superintendent or a worker in the field, these apps will allow you to get on with the job.
Sometimes getting a job done makes people take risks that cause you to scratch your head in disbelief. These need to be seen to be believed!
Engaging employees in conversations around various safety topics is a challenge. Toolbox talks are essential prior to or during a work shift. It helps them keep safety at the forefront of their mind. Safety should be the first and last thing everyone thinks about each day.
What is IPD? Integrated project delivery (IPD) is a method and school of thought that involves all stakeholders early on in project discussions. It brings the owner, general contractor, architect and sometimes other subcontractors and suppliers together.
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