Insulated concrete forms (ICFs) offer energy efficiency, comfort, safety, and faster construction, compared to the more traditional and labour-intensive carpenter hand-built timber forms. ICFS are becoming increasingly popular as architects and builders around the globe recognize the windfalls of the technology.
As for a project work site, there are three considerations: intrusion, interruption, and injury; and these are also the three most common threats to productivity, profitability, and employee welfare. Risk management is essential to all aspects of the architectural vision and building construction phase.
Days after the devastating earthquake affecting Turkey and Syria, which led to 39,000 reported casualties, the Turkish government has detained or sent arrest warrants for more than 130 people, including nine contractors, accused of involvement in illegal or poor-quality construction.
Construction Safety Nova Scotia is now offering the National Construction Safety Officer (NCSO) designation, making it the last province to adopt the designation amongst the construction safety associations across Canada.
The Ontario government has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a 2+1 highway pilot on Highway 11, north of North Bay, from qualified highway design consultants for design and environmental assessment.
Security entrances play an important role in organizational risk management, safety, and security. Covering a range of factors and considerations for specifications will help make security entrance upgrades or retrofit project a success; however, there are additional factors which can make or break a retrofit project.
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has approved funding for long-overdue updates of three Canadian glass standards to better meet the Canadian government’s environmental sustainability goals, facilitated by the Canadian General Standards Board (CGSB).
APA – The Engineered Wood Association awarded the coveted Innovation in Safety Award 2021 to two mills of Canadian Tolko Industries Ltd., one in Athabasca, Alberta, and the other in Armstrong, British Columbia.
Safety and security is a multilayered effort requiring careful assessment and understanding of the ‘what-if’ scenarios that could impact a facility’s operations. Organizations are seeing more value in bringing security, fire- and life-safety components together in a comprehensive, connected plan to best protect the infrastructure.
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