5 Best Practices for Communicating During Construction Emergencies

ELLIE BATCHIYSKA | August 7, 2019

article image
When it comes to high-risk work like construction and manufacturing, crises are bound to arise. Employees can find themselves in hazardous situations with no easy means of communicating their peril to other workers. In warehouses or large jobsites, this can be especially dangerous as some workers might find themselves facing an emergency situation without a nearby point-of-contact. That’s why it’s essential construction managers implement an effective safety communication protocol.

Spotlight

Hill York Air Conditioning Services

Hill York is a full service contractor that offers a full array of energy efficient air-conditioning services from concept to completion, maintenance to repair and everything in between. With more than 75 years of providing superior air-conditioning services and energy solutions, Hill York continues to be recognized for our visionary leadership and superior craftsmanship in the design and installation of energy-efficient cooling systems.

OTHER ARTICLES

7 Ways to control construction project costs

Article | April 27, 2020

Construction engineers are driven to look for ways to improve everything from construction methods, the materials used, to the systems used to develop new building designs with lower cost margins and thin financing costs. Under those circumstances, there is a lot of pressure on contractors and designers to find more effective ways to reduce construction costs. BIM is being used by a growing number of engineers, architects, and contractors to make the design and development of structures faster, better, and more cost-efficient. BIM has been proven to help reduce costs and increase efficiency throughout the project lifecycle ranging from design and construction to facility management.

Read More

4 Ways to Avoid Big Construction Management Projects Mistakes

Article | April 1, 2020

Construction mistakes are a common occurrence and as expensive as a construction project is, any mistakes during the project can prove to be equally costly for the company. Moreover, when it comes to big projects, the last thing a contractor wants to deal with are extra costs. Construction mistakes force the contractor to add the repair and maintenance cost to the construction budget.

Read More

Using simulation to build tomorrow’s electrified heavy equipment

Article | February 27, 2020

Competition among established OEMs and start-ups is at a fever pitch as the race to design and develop a fully electric vehicle that meets both customer and regulatory demands continues. The heavy equipment industry, from agricultural to construction, are in the same position. Stringent regulations to reduce or remove pollutant levels and emissions, and customer demand for lower total cost of ownership and customization are causing a shift to bring electrified heavy equipment to market.

Read More

Infrastructure Policy Watch: impact of Covid-19 behaviour change and Australian Budget boost

Article | May 18, 2021

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has published a new assessment of how behaviour change brought by Covid-19 will impact infrastructure networks as part of its prep work ahead of the second National Infrastructure Assessment. The NIC’s findings are that it's too early to assume that Covid-19 behaviour change will lead to completely different patterns of infrastructure use, even if these changes remain in place. The commission recommends using realistic scenarios and planning responses to the range of possibilities these scenarios present to manage uncertainty. They also suggest a more ‘adaptive’ approach to longer-term project commitments and using data to understand how changes are unfolding.

Read More

Spotlight

Hill York Air Conditioning Services

Hill York is a full service contractor that offers a full array of energy efficient air-conditioning services from concept to completion, maintenance to repair and everything in between. With more than 75 years of providing superior air-conditioning services and energy solutions, Hill York continues to be recognized for our visionary leadership and superior craftsmanship in the design and installation of energy-efficient cooling systems.

Events