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Dome Construction Wins Two Construction Employers’ Association Awards

Dome Construction | January 21, 2022

Dome Construction, one of California’s leading general contractors, announced that the company won two awards from Construction Employers’ Association (CEA). Dome Construction won the Excellence in Safety award for the 19th year in a row, proving its consistent work towards safety in the industry. The company also earned the President’s Safety Award for the second year in a row, making this their 6th President’s Safety award win

“We are proud to be recognized by the CEA again this year for the results our teams have produced in safety, Our peers in the CEA have impressive safety records, so to earn the President's Award two years in a row is a real accomplishment. Safety is an important part of our culture and deeply rooted in our values. Our people work hard every day to create a safe working environment for everyone who steps foot onto our projects. Sending everyone home safe each day is our definition of success.”

-Brent Miller, Director of Risk Management at Dome Construction

The Excellence in Safety Award winners have achieved both a total incident rate and a lost workday incident rate 25 percent below the industry average, an experience modification rate below 1.0, a flat or negative experience modification trend over the past four years and demonstration of an active safety training program.

The President’s Safety Award recognizes CEA member firms whose safety programs far exceed the industry standard. President’s Safety Award winners are recognized for having achieved both a total injury and incident rate and a lost workday rate at least 50 percent below the industry average, an experience modification rate of .70 or less.

About Dome Construction
Dome Construction was founded in 1969 on a people-first philosophy and the idea of developing a thoughtful, innovative, and sustainable construction firm with fundamental values rooted in integrity, transparency, and a solid commitment to doing it right. Dome ranks in the top five of the 44 highest rated California general contractors with the lowest EMR rate, putting the company in the top one percent of the safest builders in the state. The strong safety culture Dome has built is why they have been recognized for the past 19 years by the CEA for Safety awards and are a three-time winner of the NAWIC Safety Award. As pioneers of innovative construction practices, Dome is committed to utilizing methodologies and technologies that push construction forward, such as creating technologies like eMOD. For additional information about Dome Construction, please visit www.domebuilds.com

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Carmichael Engineering Acquisition to Expand UES Presence in Southeast Region

Universal Engineering Sciences | January 09, 2023

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