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The success of any construction project relies strongly on the project manager. Skills such as management, leadership, technical knowledge and customer relationships are part of the diverse roles a project manager plays. Conflict resolution is also a special skill required for the job as approximately 42% of a manager’s time is spent reaching an agreement with others when conflict occurs.

 

Assertiveness is possibly the most important skill when handling conflict. You need to be able to express your views clearly and firmly without aggression. You also need to practice active listening to fully understand the dynamics of the conflict.  Through active listening, respect for individual differences is demonstrated and an environment of understanding is fostered. It is also helpful to have an understanding of emotional responses so you are able to recognize and explain when emotions are inappropriate and when it is beneficial to express them. When a manager is able to understand the needs, interests and emotions of individuals, trust, and relationship bonds are established and the chances of satisfactorily resolving the conflict are increased.

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Conflict is not always a bad thing….conflict can be constructive and healthy for an organization. It can expose underlying issues and force people to confront problems. People can change and grow personally from conflict and cohesiveness among team members can be the result when a problem has been resolved.

 

Destructive conflict has a predictable pattern and many individuals fall into roles when conflict occurs. A persecutor is a person who uses aggressive behavior against another person, a victim refers to a person who uses nonassertive behavior and views themselves as being persecuted; a rescuer is a person who is neither aggressive nor nonassertive but assumes the responsibility for solving the victim’s problems. These roles are usually learned in childhood and many people fall into them based on past history. When conflict occurs and these roles are triggered, win-lose outcomes are inevitable and do not provide an opportunity for win-win resolution.

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Dealing with conflict in the workplace is common and finding resolution is essential. The role of a manager involves creating strategies to promote positive teamwork. The American Management Association outlines some simple steps that are a guideline for establishing effective conflict resolution:

 

  1. Identify the source of the conflict. Give both parties the chance to share their story and be impartial to each story. Ask questions to clarify how, when and why the incident occurred.

  2. Look beyond the incident. The source of the conflict may have occurred previously and the level of stress has increased over time. Looking beyond the trigger incident can reveal the true cause of the conflict.

  3. Request solutions. After you have heard both parties explain their side of the story, ask them how the situation could be changed. As a mediator, be an active listener. Your goal is to stop the fighting and steer the conflict away from blaming and towards resolution.

  4. Identify solutions that disputants can support. Point out the merits of various ideas, not only in terms of each individual’s point of view but from the point of view of the organization.

  5. Reach an agreement. Once an agreement has been reached, get the participants to acknowledge the plan; if necessary have a contract written up outlining timeframes and actions. Ask them what they plan to do if problems arise in the future.

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Despite upsets and uncertainty in Alberta’s economy, there are some massive construction projects currently underway in the province. When these projects are completed they are expected to generate more revenue for Alberta.

 

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Image via www.enhanceenergy.com

 

Alberta Carbon Trunk Line

 

The ACTL is a 240 km pipeline that will collect CO2 from industrial emitters in Alberta and transport it to reservoirs for secure storage. The capture sites are located in the Agrium Fertilizer Plant and the North West Sturgeon Refinery located in Sturgeon County. The Enhanced Oil Recovery Site (EOR) is located in Clive, Alberta. Over 14.6 million tonnes of CO2 per year will be compressed and stored which is the equivalent of removing 2.6 million cars off the road annually. The stored CO2 will then be injected into depleted oil reservoirs which will result in over 1 billion barrels of oil. It will be the largest carbon capture and storage project in the world when completed. The project is being completed by Enhance Energy Inc. and will cost close to $1 billion. The pipeline was approved in 2011 and work at Agrium is currently underway. Work on facilities at the North West Refinery will occur in conjunction with refinery construction.

 

 

Atco Energy Solutions’ Salt Cavern Storage

 

Atco Energy in partnership with Petrogas Energy Corp. is developing four salt caverns that are capable of storing 400,000 cubic meters of propane, butane, and ethylene. The facility is located in an underground salt layer located below the ATCO Heartland Energy Centre in Fort Saskatchewan. Construction on the salt caverns began in 2014 and is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2017. The cost of the project is $200 million and there is the potential for further development to upwards of 40 additional salt caverns.

 

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Enbridge Norlite Pipeline Project

 

This project involves the construction of a 24-inch diameter diluent pipeline which originates in Strathcona County at Enbridge’s Stonefell Terminal and terminates at Enbridge’s Fort McMurray South Facility near Fort McMurray. There is also a transfer line to Suncor’s East Tank Farm. The 446 km pipeline will be capable of shipping diluent (a product used to make heavy oil lighter). The project was started in the summer of 2015 and should be completed by the spring of 2017. The estimated capital cost of the project is $1.4 billion.

 

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Sturgeon Refinery

 

North West Refining is a 50% owner of the North West Redwater Partnership. Canadian Natural Upgrading Limited owns the other 50%. This partnership is responsible for building the Sturgeon Refinery which is the first refinery to be built in Canada in three decades. Phase One which will process bitumen and produce diesel fuel will be completed in 2017. Approximately 80,000 barrels per day will be processed and available to world markets. There will be a total of three identical phases constructed by the end of the project. The total cost of the project is projected at $8.5 billion.

 

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Keyera NGL Expansion

 

Keyera Corp. operates one of the largest independent mainstream energy companies in Canada. A project is underway to expand the existing facility’s fractionation capacity of natural gas liquids from 30,000 barrels per day to 65,000 barrels per day. Located in Fort Saskatchewan, Keyera is able to mitigate supply-demand fluctuations by having the capacity to store liquids in slow months while providing increased volumes as the demand goes up. The estimated capital cost for this project is $220 million.

 

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With the year rapidly coming to an end, pause for reflection includes looking at some of the positive accomplishments of the construction industry in Alberta. With uncertainty in the economy, it is reassuring to remember that several outstanding projects were completed this year. Many of the projects included buildings located in Edmonton.

 

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Enbridge Centre

 

In October, the Enbridge Center was the first new office tower to have opened in the financial district in downtown Edmonton in 30 years. The 28 storey tower was built on the historic site of the Kelly Ramsey Building. The original building was damaged by a fire in 2009, but the original bricks were removed, cleaned and reinstalled at the base of the tower. The projected $300 million budget cost an additional $3.8 million for the restoration work. The City of Edmonton paid half the cost of the facade reproduction. An overhead pedway connects the building to Manulife Place while an underground pedway connects to Scotia Place.

 

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Rogers Place

 

The most advanced sports and entertainment venue in North America has 24,000 square feet of public event space. Ford Hall provides a pedway connection between Rogers Place and the Public Plaza, surrounding towers, hotel, LRT and the rest of downtown. Seating capacity for hockey games is 18,641 and for concerts; 20,734. The arena opened on September 8, 2016, and was awarded the top prize at the Alberta Construction Magazine’s 15th annual top project awards.

 

 

Edmonton Tower

 

Located in the Ice District in Edmonton, the office building opened in December 2016. It has 40,000 square feet of retail space and over 520,000 square feet of office space for lease. Floors 3 and Floors 5-19 will be occupied by the City of Edmonton. Over 200 city employees will work hotel style with only lockers, a tablet and a briefcase. The space is designed to save costs and empower employees to choose how and where to work. They will have access to sit/stand desks throughout the building if they need a place to work. Also located within the building will be a floor for child care services, restaurants, cafes and other conveniences.

 

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Royal Alberta Museum

 

Designated as the largest museum in Western Canada, the new building provides double the exhibition space of the old building. At 419,000  square feet, the museum has over 82,000 square feet of exhibition space. The building was completed in August 2016 but transitioning the exhibits will take some time. The anticipated opening date is scheduled for later in the year in 2017. With the capability of providing facilities for cultural and historic exhibits, Edmonton can establish itself as an attractive destination for a variety of exhibits.

 

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Calgary International Airport

On October 31, 2016, Calgary International Airport opened a state of the art International Terminal. The project added 2 million square feet to the terminal building as well as a 14,000-foot runway for arriving and departing flights. The new construction provides passengers with the ability to connect from concourse to concourse without leaving the secure area. With the International Terminal opened, construction will begin on improving the Domestic Terminal building.

 

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The Christmas season is a good time to be thinking about helping others. There are many people who struggle through the Christmas season and are in need of a helping hand. If you are looking for charities to donate to in the Fort Saskatchewan area, here are a few ideas.

 

The Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank (also know as The Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers Society)

 

The Society operates a Food Bank within the City of Fort Saskatchewan. Hampers are filled with staple items and supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables. People who apply to the food bank are provided with food and toy hampers during the Christmas season. Manned entirely by volunteers, this is an organization that can make a difference to a family’s Christmas memories and perhaps give them the opportunity to share a meal together.

 

The Christmas Hamper Campaign Committee

 

Working in conjunction with the Fort Saskatchewan Food Gatherers Society, this organization holds charity drives to raise fund. The demand for food and hampers is greater than ever due to the downturn in the economy. The generosity of the people of Fort Saskatchewan and several businesses have made it possible for many families to have the opportunity to share Christmas dinner.

 

Families First

 

Partnering with other organizations and government initiatives, this organization provides services, programs and support efforts to any families needing a helping hand.Throughout the year Parenting Programs such as Positive Parenting or Creating Confident Kids are a few of the many programs that are available for people wishing to learn more about parenting skills. Family supports such as community kitchens and home visitations are also available. In addition, they have a variety of drop-in programs that parents can attend with their children.  As a charity, they accept donations to pass along to families. The need for donations increases at Christmas time and they welcome new or lightly used items which are suitable for children of all ages.

 

The Strathcona Christmas Bureau

 

This charity has been helping people since 1979. Each year, qualifying residents of Strathcona County are provided with hampers of food and gifts. More than 370 families a year benefit as a result of the work of this agency. As a non-profit organization, they rely on the effort of volunteers as well as donations from residents and businesses within the community. Donation locations are located throughout Sherwood Park. Look for the Christmas Bureau sign in locations such as Costco, Sherwood Park Mall, Wal-Mart, Home Sense, and Winners. Suggestions for donations include cash, gift cards, toiletries, books, games, music, and electronics. They are also willing to take donations of non-perishable foods.  Gifts for all ages are accepted, but at the present time, they are in need of presents for adults and teenagers.

 

We should all remember that Christmas is a time for giving and sharing. Extending support and care to those that need it most is your opportunity to share the spirit of Christmas in your local community. Your generosity and kindness will be greatly appreciated by those in need.

 

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Alberta’s economy has been in a tailspin since 2014 when the price of oil crashed. The Fort McMurray fires further contributed to the economic decline. Uncertainty remains about the future of oil prices and global economic conditions; the outcomes are difficult to predict. Some financial experts believe 2017 will be the year of recovery for Alberta while others believe growth and recovery may take longer.

 

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  • Financial experts at TD Bank anticipate oil related investments to stabilize with oil prices reaching a point above $50 per barrel. Global oil market rebalancing has started however crude inventories remain high. Uncertainty about demand and the timing of market rebalancing are reflecting volatility in oil prices. Energy investment has weakened due to this volatility and any rebound will be slow compared to past experiences.

 
  • Outside of the energy sector, investments have also been affected by declining commercial and industrial spending. The past two years have shown a decline in business activity, however, it appears as though it’s starting to stabilize. Bitumen production appears to have recovered from the outages from the Fort McMurray wildfires and manufacturing outputs are expected to pick up with a 4% recovery being expected in 2017.

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  • The labor market deteriorated in the first half of 2016. Employment fell nearly 38,000 between December 2015 and July 2016 with job losses increasing in the second quarter. More recently, between July and October, employment has started to improve with 25,000 jobs being added mostly in the private sector. Employment is expected to continue improving in 2017 and should expand by 1.2%.

 
  • Alberta has the highest hourly wage rate among the provinces, however, sustained economic weakness has seen a decline in total earnings. Reductions in overtime, declining full-time employment and gains in part-time employment have affected the number of average weekly hours worked. As a result, average weekly earnings have fallen and primary household income has been affected. A small rebound is forecast for 2017 and growth will likely be around 2.4%.

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  • The housing market is expected to exhibit more signs of stability. Housing sales of existing homes have remained well below pre-recession levels and vacancy rates have gone up. It is anticipated that in 2017, there will be a higher than expected increase in housing starts and existing home sales, partly due to reconstruction activity in Fort McMurray.

 

Risks to the Alberta economy are still elevated, however, it is predicted that the GDP growth should top 2%. If global growth is weak, or if OPEC fails to reach an agreement to freeze output, the Alberta market could be affected and economic recovery would be slower than expected. On the positive side, higher than expected growth in the US or easing pipeline constraints could significantly improve Alberta’s prospects. Decisions that Donald Trump makes as President are likely to affect the Alberta economy in some fashion. At this point in time, we can only wait to see what those decisions will be.

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With the recent election in the United States, uncertainty is rampant as many are pondering the decisions Donald Trump will make as they have the potential to affect the world economy. In Canada, we are certain to be affected by any changes made to current or future policies.

 

Trade

 

Trump has promised to cancel or renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). If he changes the existing agreement, it will create change for Canada as we currently send three-quarters of our exports south. This could adversely disrupt existing partnerships involving businesses included in NAFTA. Although Trump may have the power to scrap NAFTA, Congress would have to re-establish tariffs as well as the Canada-US agreement that pre-dated NAFTA. Changing policies between Canada and the US would be complicated. It appears that Trump’s main issue may be with Mexico where he has threatened to impose taxes on American companies that establish cheap labour plants there. He does not appear to have any direct issues with Canada. The indirect way that Canada may be affected is if Trump confronts China over trade which would affect our economy and/or the dollar.

 

Climate Change, Oil and Gas

 

Justin Trudeau has pushed for a solution to tackle climate change by levying a price on carbon which will assist Canada in limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. An agreement that has already been established between Trudeau and Obama regarding these emissions could be struck down as Trump has stated that the climate change deal is “bad for US business”. With Trump’s goal of investment into traditional energy infrastructure, developing renewable energy technologies may be disregarded.

 
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The traditional energy perspective gives renewed opportunity for energy projects that couldn’t pass under Obama. The Keystone XL pipeline project and other similar pipeline projects could be approved which would give Canadian oil companies a better price on their output with more direct access to international markets.

 

Immigration and Skilled Labour Migration

 

Donald Trump has indicated that he intends to deport millions of illegal immigrants. In Canada, our government is accommodating to immigrants. The benefit to Canadian businesses is that Canada would have access to skilled immigrant workers who have been displaced or are no longer interested in living in the United States. The potential drawback could be that many immigrant employees may have to be trained to ensure they have the same skills as current employees.

 

Infrastructure Investment

 

If Donald Trump follows through with campaign promises, we could see significant money being spent on infrastructure. He has stated that he is planning to spend money on stimulus programs for highways, bridges, and tunnels. Canada could benefit from this if the two governments focus in a similar manner on building the infrastructure capacity and framework of the two nations. Whether or not this will be open to Canadian businesses and firms remains to be seen. It could adversely affect Canada however if NAFTA is renegotiated or in question; the policy in the US may be to Buy American and Canada might be on the outside looking in.

 
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With so many possibilities, it will be of interest to all Canadians to see what decisions Donald Trump makes as President. During his campaign, he was vocal about changes he would implement if he was elected. Only time will reveal what claims he intends to follow through with and how he proposes to create change.

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Winter has arrived bringing with it the challenges of bad weather. Before winter strikes full force, make sure you and your car are ready. During the busyness of the holiday travel season, take your time to follow these tips to ensure you get to your destination and back home safely.

 

 

  • Before driving, make sure snow and ice are cleared off of your car. If snow has fallen when your car was parked, take the time to thoroughly brush it off the vehicle including the roof, windows, side view mirrors, headlights, taillights, and license plates. Driving through a small cleared spot on your windshield reduces visibility and is dangerous.

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  • Slow down when conditions aren’t ideal. Follow the posted speed limit but use common sense. If a road sign posts the speed limit of 100 km/h, that doesn’t mean you should drive at that speed if the road is icy or snow covered. Check road conditions often and choose the route you’ll take ahead of time. Stay off of roads during major storms unless travel is absolutely necessary. When driving behind a snow plow, maintain a safe distance behind. Snow plow drivers do not always have the best visibility and can create clouds of snow that reduce your visibility.

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  • Allow for longer braking distances. Start braking sooner than what is normal in dry weather. On a wet or slick surface, allow yourself at least three times the normal following distance to stop. Use gentle pressure on the brake pedal and avoid locking the wheels when braking. Locked wheels can make a vehicle slide or skid. If you have a vehicle without an antilock braking system, apply gentle pressure repeatedly to avoid locked wheels. If your vehicle starts to skid, steer in the direction you want to go. When the wheels regain their grip, brake firmly and smoothly. Avoid sudden actions such as quickly turning the steering wheel, acceleration or shifting a manual transmission.

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  • If you don’t already have them, get winter tires. They provide better traction and can shorten your braking distance by as much as 25 percent. All season tires are not the same as winter tires as they tend to lose their grip when the temperature drops below 7 C. If have four or all wheel drive, don’t develop a false sense of security. 4WD and AWD systems only provide traction when accelerating. They provide no advantage when braking or cornering. Do not use cruise control on slippery roads.

 

  • Keep your vehicle’s fuel tank more than half full. The extra volume can help reduce moisture problems in your fuel system and a topped up gas tank is an asset if you become stranded. Carry an emergency road kit in your vehicle’s trunk or cargo space. Carry supplies such as: a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, blanket, road map and compass, extra clothing and footwear, rags or paper towels, sand or road salt, a flashlight with extra batteries, emergency food such as granola bars or nuts, an ice scraper and snowbrush, a cell phone, a candle in a deep tin and waterproof matches, a shovel and booster cables.

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Winter conditions in Alberta can start in October and continue through to April. Weather and environmental conditions during this time create hazards. Pre-season planning is an important aspect of handling winter conditions. Planning is the best way to ensure risks such as minimizing cold exposure and protection from blowing wind. A risk of injuries to workers may include: slippery ice or compact snow, poor driving conditions, falling snow and ice from overhead, blowing snow reducing visibility and inadequate lighting. Here are some important factors to consider when getting a site ready for winter.

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Safety

Roadways, walkways and parking areas should have adequate drainage to avoid water accumulation and be properly marked so they are easily identified during heavy snowfall. Permanent or immovable objects are to be marked with reflective barricades or stakes to allow for visibility. In work areas where snow drifts can occur, a snow fence should be installed. Installing a snow fence prior to freezing is recommended as it becomes more difficult to install once the ground is frozen. Grit or sandboxes can be placed in centralized locations for easy access. Cords and cables need to be away from walkways and raised off the ground or buried if possible. All buildings and trailers used during winter should also be assessed. Proper lighting, snow removal, handrails and other safety features are to be taken into consideration to ensure the workers safety.

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Lighting and Heating

With less sunlight in winter it’s important to have lights set up on the jobsite. In permanent work areas such as laydowns and office areas, permanent lighting may be more practical. In temporary work areas, portable lighting may be more suitable. Paying attention to the placement of lighting is critical as is placing barricades around lights. Gas powered lighting, heaters and generators should be placed so exhaust does not enter enclosed spaces and all equipment must be properly grounded. Heating and temporary power should meet with designated standards.

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Excavations

Before the winter season arrives, any unnecessary excavations should be filled. Consider snow that will be removed from the excavation and where spoil piles will be placed. If space is available, the excavation should be bermed to create a physical barrier preventing vehicles and equipment from entering the excavation. If berming is not possible, high visibility markers should be placed at a distance from the excavation.

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Equipment

Identify what equipment will be required for snow removal. Equipment such as graders, front end loaders, bobcats, snow and leaf blowers, shovels, brooms and ice scrapers or chippers may be needed. As snow removal equipment creates slippery surfaces, after the snow has been removed, grit should be placed soon after the snow removal has been completed. Snow disposal areas can be determined according to the site. Temporary snow storage areas can be created where snow can be compiled and transported to a centralized snow dump. To avoid flooding during spring melt, snow disposal areas should not be placed on high ground.

 

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In the latter part of our decade working in Alberta's construction industry, we've invested more time and effort into our online presence to further our company values of transparency and accountability. Now, we're celebrating a recent accomplishment of hitting over 2,000 followers on Facebook and 7,000 followers on Twitter by taking a look back at some of our greatest posts on social media!

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November 11th marks the anniversary of the 1918 Armistice agreement that ended the First World War. The perception of war changed for Canadians after the reality of this experience. As the victory of the war ending was celebrated, the awareness of the loss was devastating. 61,000 Canadians lost their lives and the need for commemoration was started as a way to show gratitude towards the soldiers who lost their lives fighting for their country.

 

During the Second World War, Canadians fought valiantly on battlefronts around the world. More than one million men and women enlisted in the navy, army, and the air force. When the war was over, over 42,000 Canadians had lost their lives. The hard fought end to this war did not provide the troops with a long peace. Canadian soldiers were mobilized to South Korea to fight an invasion by North Korea. When this war ended in 1953, Canadians stayed as part of the peacekeeping force. More recently, the War in Afghanistan has been another war that Canadians have served in. Over the years, more than 118,000 Canadians have died in foreign conflicts.

 

From observing all the realities and tragedies of wars, it reminds us of the true nature of conflict and the devastation and destruction that war can bring. The red poppy has become the symbol of Remembrance Day as it is associated with death and renewal; the seeds of the flower may remain dormant in the earth for years, but blossom in abundance when the soil is churned. In 1914, poppies appeared in the fields of Flanders and in Northern France and became an inspiration for the famous poem “In Flander’s Fields” by John McCrae. Wearing a poppy has become synonymous with Remembrance Day all over the world as we honor those soldiers who lost their lives in battle.

 

Monuments commemorating the lives of Canadians who died in conflicts overseas occupy a prominent place in towns and cities throughout Canada. Canada’s most prominent war monument is the National War Memorial in Ottawa, where the Remembrance Day ceremony is attended by the governor general, the prime minister, senior Legion officials and a parade of veterans. It is also attended by the Silver Cross mother; the Royal Canadian Legion chooses the mother of an Armed Forces member killed in military service to represent the mothers of all Canadian veterans killed in military service. The Unknown Soldier is located at the foot of the National War Memorial and contains the remains of an unidentified Canadian soldier who was killed in the First World War. The Tomb represents all Canadians killed overseas who lie in unmarked graves.

 

We often take for granted our Canadian values and institutions. We have the freedom to participate in life the way we want to under a government of our choice. The Canadians who went to war believed that our values and beliefs were being threatened. On Remembrance Day, honor the veterans who have dedicated their lives to helping us live a life free from war by making a donation to:

 

vetscanada.org - committed to helping homeless and at-risk veterans reintegrate into civilian life.

woundedwarriors.ca - honors and supports Canada’s ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans, First Responders and their families.

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The benefits of community-business partnerships are numerous. From a business perspective, the relationship provides visibility for companies working within the community. A partnership can open up new business opportunities when the community directly or indirectly supports the business. Working within the community can expose a company to processes and/or skills that if implemented, can improve business operations. For Taurus, the main reason for a community-based partnership is simply to give back to the community. Contributing to the greater good and the betterment of society is a core value that Taurus is committed to.

 

Taurus believes that being involved in sports assists in creating and developing a healthy lifestyle. By promoting teamwork and healthy lifestyles, young people are provided with the foundation to succeed in life. Some of the agencies Taurus has been involved with are the Fort Saskatchewan Minor Hockey Association, Devon Minor Baseball, and Fort Saskatchewan Lacrosse. In addition, they supported the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2014 by being involved with the Olympics Hockey Marathon for Kids. They are involved with the NAIT Athletic Scholarship Program which awards athletic scholarships to students. NAIT parallels Taurus’s values as it recognizes that participation in intercollegiate sport has a positive impact on the overall development of students.

 

Taurus also supports a variety of other community agencies. They have been directly involved with the Fort Saskatchewan Toy and Food Drive. For many years the Fort Saskatchewan Motorcycle Association holds a Cancer Ride and Motorcycle Weekend to raise funds for the Cross Cancer Institute. The ride encompasses a route of about 200 Kilometers through towns and hamlets around Fort Saskatchewan. Over the past years, the event has grown and has become the second largest contributor from the ranks of the nonprofit organizations raising money for the Cross Cancer Institute.

 

The ALS Society of Alberta is another association that Taurus supports. ALS, often known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a rapid, serious neurodegenerative disease which attacks the nerves in the body. Individuals affected by this disease are left completely immobilized with an inability to talk, swallow and breathe. The society is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information and support for people suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). It is one of the largest funders of ALS research across Canada. Once again, this agency complements many of Taurus’s core values. They believe in respect, caring, service and accountability and are dedicated to the betterment of people affected by ALS.

 

Creating a successful business often includes caring for a wider community. A partnership can help employees feel that the effort they put into work every day contributes to the greater good. Having happier staff can lift morale and increase productivity. Knowing that the firm you are working for compassionately contributes to society in meaningful ways promotes connection and involvement on an individual and corporate level. Taurus sets an exemplary example for staff and all members of the community who are involved with the company.

 

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The commitment and transition towards green construction or sustainable building is increasing as society is becoming more conscious of the environment. Building green is good for the environment, the community, and the economy. By using less energy, less water and fewer materials and natural resources, green building has a less harmful impact on the environment.

 

Five focused areas are to be considered with sustainable construction: sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, and indoor environmental air quality. These categories are interconnected and are to be considered at all stages of construction. The benefits of green construction translate into a growing demand for construction companies and investors over the next several years. It is predicted that Canadian firms expect to grow their green practices from one-third (reported in 2014) to one-half by 2017. Investment in green construction can help to reduce energy use and emissions through increased efficient energy and water use, adoption of renewable energy generating technologies and improved integration of buildings and communities.

 

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development identifies three pillars of sustainability - the environment, social reasons and economic benefit.

 

  • A green building has less a less harmful impact on the environment. Using recycled materials and minimizing waste during construction has a beneficial impact environmentally. After the building is completed, the owner benefits by saving as much as 70% on energy and water savings.

 

  • In a report completed by the Canada Green Council and McGraw Hill Construction, social reasons were identified as being an important factor in building green. 42% of people surveyed said client demand and “doing the right thing:” were the top triggers for future green building projects in Canada. 60% considered the ability of green buildings to promote greater health and well-being among occupants as the most important social reason to build green.

 

  • Investors are assured that significant dividends on their investment as 68% of owners reported decreased water consumption in their buildings.  82% of owners/developers reported decreases in energy consumption. The median reduction in  operating costs over five years for green building was reduced by 17%; the median payback for the investment in a green building is approximately eight years which was consistent with studies conducted in the U.S and globally.

     

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Taurus is a leader in the area of sustainable construction. Every precaution is taken to ensure there is no negative impact on the environment. They utilize trained and qualified personnel, implement qualified assessment services and ensure environmental standards are met when constructing and managing environmental holding areas. Site reclamation, recycling programs and proper waste handling and storage are other measures that are taken to create eco-friendly construction processes. There is currently little pressure on companies to adopt green approaches, however, many construction companies are beginning to incorporate green practices into the building cycle. Companies are realizing that the long term benefits of becoming green are positive and will become the standard down the road. With this in mind, it is likely that the green building trend will continue to expand in the coming years. Also, as the public develops a clearer understanding of what green means, energy efficient approaches will become standardized.

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Taurus was established in 2006 and is comprised of a management team with extensive history in the construction industry. Our mission to be a leader in the field of construction is supported by a belief in safety, accountability, reliability and superior customer service. Our team of experts employed at Taurus are knowledgeable about best practices and are committed to providing customers with the facts they need. Change is constant in the construction industry and Taurus rises to the challenge of exploring new and creative ways to implement ideas and solutions.

 

Located in Fort Saskatchewan, Taurus provides services all over Western Canada. Our Projects Group is managed by engineers and technologists who employ specialized technologies and systems to achieve a productive outcome. With a stellar reputation in our field, Taurus is always committed to their vision which encompasses safety, quality, respect, innovation and teamwork.

 

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Taurus has a commitment to meeting deadlines and staying within budget. We have an accommodating approach to meeting client’s needs and take pride in the quality and efficiency of our work. Whether the project is restoration, site preparation, a new facility, earthworks, or industrial work, Taurus offers experienced personnel to provide the highest quality of work. With safety being our primary focus, we are dedicated to preserving the quality of the environment for future generations. Taurus has achieved success in a variety of major projects since we were established in 2006.

 

  • In 2006 Taurus provided site grading for the All Star RV Superstore located in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

  • We provided underground utility (gas and water) for BA Energy located in Fort Saskatchewan in 2007.

  • In 2008 we completed a project in Sherwood Park for Lockerbie and Hole. The project involved a 30-acre module yard expansion.

  • A project at Consumers Cooperatives Refineries in Regina, Saskatchewan was undertaken in 2009 with Taurus providing common services on site.

  • In 2012 we worked with the Northwest Redwater Partnership in Redwater Alberta providing common services and civil works.

  • 2013 involved projects of yard management at Bechtel, ATCO Yards in Ryley, Forestburg and Duchess, Alberta.

  • Also in 2013, Taurus was involved in the construction of ROW Access along the power line

and related field works. The project was for SNC - Lavalin, WATL Access Central and

South from Red Deer to Langdon in Alberta.

  • In 2014, we completed a project for the City of Leduc installing underground utilities.

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Commitment to clients and employees ensures that Taurus continues to grow as a leader in the construction industry. We are dedicated to improvement in all areas and consider Safety, Quality, Time and Cost as our main project goals. Senior executives are involved in every project from the beginning to completion which ensures that efficiency and high standards of performance are maintained. A strong commitment to clients’ needs and a capacity and commitment to improvement are inherent within the vision of the company. Our focus on leadership and commitment to quality will continue to be standards Taurus upholds in all future projects. 

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Injuries on construction sites is a concern for workers, but civilians should also be informed about potential hazards they may encounter if they are entering a construction zone. Dangers such as unstable work surfaces around holes or trenches are an example of why it is necessary to be cautious and aware of safety when encountering an area under construction. Be aware while walking around scaffolding, ladders and other building structures and be alert to possible obstacles. Pay attention to guardrails and other structures that define boundaries...it is likely that workers have established the boundaries as a safety precaution.

 

Equipment that is used on-site should only be operated by qualified personnel. Every year, workers are injured while operating powered industrial trucks and forklifts. Civilians should be aware that operating this equipment requires special training and if they hear the reverse signal alarm they should exit the area where the equipment is in use.

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Workers on construction sites follow specific safety standards such as wearing head protection or other protective clothing. There are strict guidelines that must be followed when dealing with hazardous chemicals or materials. Precautions vary depending on the construction site and while workers may be aware of potential dangers, civilians may not be as informed. Using caution while being around any construction project is crucial for employees and civilians alike.

 

Road construction has been steady in Alberta and many major projects are currently underway or have recently been finished. Unfortunately, road construction means slower drive times as well as the possibility of increased car accidents. In order to minimize the risk of traffic accidents, motorists should consider the following:

 

  • Motorists must obey the posted speed while driving through construction zones. When workers are present, fines for speeding in these areas are doubled. A worker is deemed to be present when they are on or near the road and are operating heavy equipment. Flag persons and other workers working with tools on the ground are also considered to be present and at risk.

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  • Drivers convicted of violating the Traffic Safety Act can have demerit points applied to their driver’s record if they are convicted of the fine. 1-15 km over the speed limit can amount to a fine of between $57 - $89 with two demerit points, 16-30 km over the speed limit can amount to a $103-$177 fine and three demerit points, 31-50 km can cost $187-$351 in fines with four demerit points; anything over 50 km requires a mandatory court appearance with the court setting the fine and a possible six demerit points.

 

  • Even if it seems like there is no activity in a construction zone, there may be other less obvious hazards such as loose gravel chips and uneven pavement that can be dangerous for vehicles traveling at high speeds.

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  • Cooperate with other drivers to keep moving smoothly. When traffic needs to merge due to a lane closure, ease into the driving lane early and leave gaps for other vehicles to merge. Expect that travel will take longer due to construction and plan accordingly. If you know the whereabouts of a construction zone or if it is a route you  travel regularly, consider using an alternate route.

 

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Taurus is connected to several associations and companies that help us maintain high standards of competency and quality. Our partnerships vary as need dictates; to gain a better understanding of the of the commitment Taurus has to superior work and client service, it’s helpful to note who our partners are.

 

Alberta Construction Association

The ACA lead Alberta’s construction industry in government advocacy, public relations, industry practices and promotion of a skilled workforce. Comprised of more than 3,000 member companies, they are involved in institutional, commercial and industrial sectors. This includes general contractors, trade contractors and manufacturers and suppliers.

 

Alberta Construction Safety Association

The ACSA builds links and connections within the community as a designated safety leader. They provide quality certification programs in safety training such as the COR/SECOR certification program or the NCSO (National Construction Safety Officer) program.

 

Edmonton Construction Association

Encouraging ethical business practice the Edmonton Construction Association is an acknowledged voice of the construction industry. They are a leader in technology and communications delivery and promote industry excellence through encouraging education and maintaining high standards for the industry. As a non-profit organization, they draw on the skills, expertise and dedication of volunteer members.

 

Contractor Qualification Network (CQN)

CQN is an information technology company that specializes in automated supplier management. They have an online database which contains a broad range of capacity, commercial, health and safety and quality management data for suppliers in the construction, oil and gas, power, transportation, mining and forestry industries. By reducing duplication, simplifying data distribution and streamlining the handling of supporting documentation, cost savings are achieved.

 

ISN

ISNetworld streamlines processes involved with maintaining safety, insurance, quality and regulatory information on contractors and suppliers. They help to standardize contractor management across multiple sites and geographic regions and ensure that safety standards continue to improve.

 

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Construction Labour Relations (CLR)

CLR is an employers’ association representing construction companies in collective bargaining with the Building Trades Unions, collective agreement administration, labour law matters and joint initiatives with other industry stakeholders. They deliver programs to foster safe, healthy production workplaces.

 

Alberta Government

The Alberta Government has established Work Safe Alberta which is a government-led initiative to help prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. Occupational Health and Safety identifies hazards and issues to be considered and develops initiatives and resources that are designed for specific industries.

 

Avetta

From safety to sustainability, Avetta focuses on environmental protection, occupational health, and safety at work. They focus on creating and growing long-term value by mitigating sustainability risks in the supply chain as well as developing business practices that provide initiatives that benefit society.

 

Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)

WCB was created by the government to administer the Worker’s Compensation Act. Funded by employers, it provides cost effective disability and liability insurance for work related injury and illness. Workers can be compensated for lost income and can access health care and other services they need due to a work related injury.

 

Partnership in Injury Reduction (PIR)

A voluntary program which operates through the combined efforts of WCB, the Ministry of Labour, industry partners, safety association employers and labour groups, PIR encourages injury prevention and the development of effective workplace health, safety and return to work plans.

 

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Regulatory requirements play an important role in any construction project. Standards are set to ensure that a project complies with environmental regulations such as managing waste or air emissions. This also helps companies to reduce their company’s carbon footprint on every site.

 

Taurus understands the need to protect the environment and is committed to operating a sustainable business. By incorporating procedures that value environmental standards, Taurus is dedicated to making sure the environment is not impacted in a negative way.

 

Site-specific WHMIS/TDG trained personnel

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. Hazard classification, cautionary labeling of containers and provision of safety data sheets are some of the ways trained personnel ensure the health and safety of workers and the environment. Personnel trained in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods work towards making sure that any hazardous materials are transported safely either by road, rail, boat or air.

 

Qualified Environmental Assessment Service

The environmental assessment process ensures that projects proceed in an environmentally acceptable manner and are compatible with the Environmental Protection Act. When environmental effects of projects are of concern, the process generates benefits by providing comprehensive project planning and design, maximizing environmental protection, enhancing government coordination, accountability, and information exchange and facilitating permitting and regulatory approval of projects.

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Emergency spill response, containment, pickup and remediation

When an emergency occurs it is important to have a cost effective plan for clean up. Buildings, roads, and natural environments can be adversely affected by chemical contamination from substances such as hydrocarbons, mercury, lead, food grade products, acids, and caustics.

 

Construction and Management of environmental holding areas

The location and size of storage areas must comply with safety and environmental standards.

 

Dust control

Dust control measures are applicable to any construction site where there is the potential for air and water pollution from dust traveling across the landscape or through the air. Dust control includes practices used to reduce or prevent the surface or air transport of air during construction.

 

De-Watering and Vac truck services

Unwanted water can pose a threat to small or large construction projects. The collecting and removal of water during a project requires specialized knowledge and equipment.

 

Site reclamation, topsoil, and landscaping

Restoring land to its original use ensures that the goal of maintaining a healthy environment is achieved. Site reclamation can be ongoing during the completion of a project and can vary according to the work being done.

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Implementation and maintenance of recycling programs

Asphalt, bricks, wood, cardboard, concrete, drywall, land clearing debris and site preparation debris are examples of some construction materials that can be recycled.

 

Waste handling and storage management

The Canadian Environmental Act identifies ways in which waste must be dealt with during construction. Safe containers must be labeled and kept sealed. They must be stored in a secure area. Hazardous waste storage methods must also meet specific requirements.

 

Sub-grade protection liners installation

A liner system must be impermeable and provide optimum environmental protection. The integrity of a lining system depends on the condition of the prepared subgrade. Using synthetic liners in combination with a prepared subgrade creates a composite lining system.

 

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In 2006, Southern California Architect Peter DeMaria, designed the first two story shipping container home in the US as an approved structural system. Shipping container architecture has grown in popularity over the last several years due to the containers wide availability, low expense, and inherent strength. All shipping containers are the same width and come in two standard heights and lengths. This simplifies design, planning, and transport and makes them perfect for modular design. Containers continue to be used in a variety of unique and creative ways.

 

Containers of Hope

 

Located in San Jose, Costa Rica, Benjamin Garcia Saxe created a 1,000 square foot home using two 40 foot shipping containers. A slanted roof was built between two containers using scrap pieces of metal that were leftover from making the windows. This unique aspect of the design allows sunlight in but lets hot air escape and provides enough cross ventilation to keep the house cool.  The entire cost of building this home was $40,000.

 

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Grillagh Water House

 

Four used shipping containers were used by architect Patrick Bradley in the creation of a home in the Irish countryside. The primary structure was made up of four 45 foot shipping containers which were assembled around a steel framework to form two cantilever forms. The upper level cantilevers over the lower storey culminating in a balcony. The location of the upper level takes full advantage of the view and natural sunlight allowing the beauty and tranquility of the Irish countryside to be fully experienced. The containers were insulated and weatherproofed to prevent the buildup of condensation.

 

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World’s Biggest Periscope

 

The architectural firm Barata e Arquitetos Associados created a 12-metre tall periscope in Brazil using a shipping container stood on its end. Known as the Superiscope, it provides a view across Lagoa Santa lagoon. Two mirrors are attached to an MDF framework and set at a 45-degree angle. As light is reflected from the mirrors, a viewer at the bottom can see the image framed at the top.

 

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Zigloo Domestique Complete

 

Created by architect Keith Dewey, this 1,920 square foot home is located in Victoria, Canada. Eight 20 foot containers were used in construction. The tops of the containers were removed to improve the height of each floor which allowed room for the installation of proper insulation. An in-floor heating system was also installed in this 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home. The cost for the project was estimated to be $180/sq ft ($360,000). Approximately $70/sq ft ($140,000) was saved on construction costs. The build was completed in eight months.

 

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Converted shipping containers

Architect Josué Gillet created an asymmetrical home in France using converted shipping containers. The home has three layers of containers and incorporates a rooftop terrace into its design. Each floor is approximately 100 sq metres in size. The ground floor contains a lobby, a sewing studio and an area for laundry and utilities. The main living space on the first floor consists of an open concept lounge, dining area, and kitchen. Two bedrooms are also located at the front of the house. The upper level is comprised of the master bedroom, an ensuite bathroom, and an easily accessible large roof terrace.

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It’s difficult not to notice the amount of construction that is taking place in Edmonton. Some of the projects are ongoing while others are partially completed. With so much construction occurring in Edmonton this year, it’s interesting to note some of the projects that have recently been completed.  Here are a few projects that have either been completed or are well on their way towards the finish line.

 

Rogers Place

 

One of the largest and most impressive construction achievements opened it’s doors on September 10th. The idea for the development of a new sports arena and entertainment facility began in 2007. The Katz Group made a formal presentation to City Council in July 2010 and by October 2011, the City voted to purchase the land proposed as the site for the new downtown arena. The final agreement was reached in 2013 and construction began in March 2014. At the cost of around 600 million dollars, the 1,110,900 square foot arena can seat more than 18,000 for an Oilers game or 20,000 for a concert. The 60,000 square foot Grand Villa Casino is attached with 600 slot machines, 28 table games, and seven restaurants.

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Loblaw’s CityMarket Grocery

 

The Edmonton Brewery District accommodates an urban lifestyle with a blend of products and services. With close proximity to MacEwan University and Edmonton’s new ice district, the Brewery District is within a block of the new transit station and future LRT line. The new Loblaw’s supermarket which opened in June is located in the Brewery District and is not a typical grocery store. With 40,000 square feet, the store offers ready to eat food, a coffee shop, patisserie, made in store gelato, an in-store dietician, juice bar and a giant wall of cheeses from all over the world. This luxury supermarket offers Edmontonians a completely different shopping experience than what they are used to.

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102 Avenue Over Groat Road Bridge Replacement

 

After construction struggles due to improperly placed bridge girders, the 102 Avenue bridge was finally opened in August. Work to replace the bridge began in July 2014 and was scheduled to be finished in September 2015. Three girders buckled which pushed back the opening of the project. The completed $32 million bridge has four lanes of traffic which allows buses to cross. In addition, it has wider sidewalks and a bike lane.

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Walterdale Bridge Replacement

 

Work on the Walterdale Bridge is still ongoing, however, the project achieved a major milestone in April when the second and final arch was lifted onto the structure. The 2,000-tonne arch segment was lifted 20 metres to attach to the permanent arch structures built into the berms on the north and south banks of the river. The arches are at their ultimate height of 54 metres and span 206 metres from one bank of the river to the other. The lift took about eight hours to accomplish and crews immediately began welding and bolting the structure. Ongoing work will include constructing the bridge deck and attaching it to the arch, setting bridge cables and finally... connecting roads to the new bridge to open the bridge for vehicle traffic. By 2017, the old bridge will be removed, landscaping and trail connections will be finished and the project will be completed.

 

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Construction sites are high risks areas, it’s undeniable. In fact, in a 2014 survey featured by Time, construction laborers had the third highest number of deaths, next to truck drivers and agricultural workers. Take a look our list of 5 hidden dangers you might not always consider when on the construction site.

 

  1. Tools and Machinery

There’s this so-called “Blue Finger”, technically known as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. It’s a painful condition which is caused by excessive use of ground working equipment and vibrating power tools, like riveters, grinders, drills, chainsaws, and jackhammers. 

Once you have the syndrome, it can be irreversible, so taking the necessary countermeasures is really important. Ideally, the best form of prevention lies in the hand of employers. As much as they care about productivity and efficiency, they must also exert the same kind of effort in maintaining safety. They should provide tools with lower handle vibration or reduce the time of the workers’ exposure per day. On the laborers’ end, they can follow some safety practices, such as keeping the hands warm, getting rid of smoking, gripping their tool as lightly as possible, keeping the tool well-maintained, using ISO-certified gloves that cover the fingers fully, taking a 10-minute break from using the tools each and every hour, and seeking medical help if HAVS symptoms are felt.

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2. Aerial Threats

Falling debris, heavy buckets, and scaffolding can cause serious injuries to construction site workers. Any object dropped from 64 feet high hits the ground in just 2 seconds. Thus, aerial threats can potentially strike people before they know it.

The safety measures that must be followed to minimize aerial threats include safely organizing and tethering all objects at the aerial job site, safely storing and transporting objects to and from the aerial job site, and obliging laborers to wear hard hats and steel toes at work.

 

3. Airborne Materials and Particles

The heavy activities going on in a building construction site could kick into the air a heavy dose of dust and other harmful materials. For construction laborers on the site where asbestos is everywhere, the risk is even more troubling. 

The workers must wear personal protective equipment, and their work clothing must not allow dust collection. 

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4. Negligent Machine Operation

Some workers operating heavy machinery with slips can cause a great deal of damage and injury. Sudden changing of direction or backing up is the usual cause of this trouble. All machine operators must be experienced and well-trained to minimize operation slips.

 

5. Power Lines and Electrical Cables

Every year, around 3 construction laborers are electrocuted while at work on domestic and/or commercial buildings. Electrocution is the 4th leading cause of death throughout the totality of the construction labor force. To avoid further risks, the management must comply with the electrical safety regulations of OSHA and should train their people on electrical safety. Construction workers must work with proper personal protective gear and use appropriate tools when testing or de-energizing live electrical parts. 

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These are some of the threats and safety measures that can help construction workers migrate some of the risk involved. Indeed, even the riskiest type of job can pose less, if not zero risks with proper precautions set in place for maximum safety.

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Creating productivity on a construction site is beneficial for any business as optimal productivity translates into financial profitability. Avoiding delays and implementing plans that address problem areas are helpful in dealing with overall productivity. More specifically, here are four helpful ways to ensure that productivity is being dealt with effectively.

 

  1. Before the project starts, analyze it in detail.  Examine each phase of the process and set specific goals. Organize the workers and the potential job requirements to identify any obstacles or barriers that may occur. Set a schedule for procuring equipment and materials as resource unavailability is one of the biggest issues in delaying a construction project. Create a contingency plan to ensure that issues can be dealt with immediately if something should go wrong. Being prepared for time-consuming mistakes or issues maximizes job site output and increases profitability.

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  1. Hire a dependable foreman. Every job needs a skilled and experienced manager who is able to ensure that the work is completed according to schedule and who can promote an efficient work environment. Most foremen make between 60 to 100 decisions per day that can impact the productivity, safety, and quality of the job site. A good foreman needs to have experience in skilled labor as well as management as he trains the supervisors as well as the crew. The foreman’s guidance subsequently affects the role of the supervisor. A trained supervisor knows the difference between challenging and policing and is aware of the need to focus on quality and safety. An immediate benefit can be seen from training all workers who have direct management over the crews.

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  1. Provide training for the crew if needed. Quality of work and productivity can be compromised if the workers are not properly trained. If a project changes or new processes need to be implemented, make sure the workers understand why the changes are being made. The best time to put new processes into place is at transition times such as when the days get longer in the spring, when moving to a new job site, at the start of a new phase and when there are changes in team members. If necessary, provide instruction and training as the project dictates. Ensure that all workers are aware of safety on the job site as productivity can produce higher quality work with fewer accidents.

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  1. Incorporate technology as a tool. Using mobile applications to jot down product orders, dimensions, and material lists while on the job site eliminates the tedious task of paperwork. New apps can enhance job site productivity with measurement tools, unit converters, LED lights, voice memo capabilities and more. Dealer locators can tap into GPS enabled phones to do the work for you while online tool catalogs can make it easy to identify tools and product numbers for purchasing. At this point in time, larger companies are more inclined to take advantage of technology, however, any size company can reap the benefits. Most technology is extremely affordable and can be beneficial in several aspects of the construction project.

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