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Industrial InfoIndustrial

IMPACT provides Industrial Information Resources’ (IIR) PEC reports to partner Local Unions and District Councils. PEC reports 
identify specific project related data. Learn More
 
Two examples:

Dodge PipelineDodge

IMPACT provides complementary Dodge Pipeline access
to all partner contractors and ironworkers.  

 
Two examples:
Project HighlightsProject

Rainy River Project in Ontario
Iron Workers locals 759 (Thunder Bay, Ontario), 736 (Hamilton, Ontario), and 721 (Toronto, Ontario) with ES Fox Limited have worked 121,000 work hours without a lost time incident in extreme weather conditions on the Rainy River project. The advanced-stage gold project is expected to produce 325,000 ounces of gold annually. Learn more

Tampa International Airport in Florida
Approximately 175 ironworkers from Iron Workers Local 397 (Tampa, Fla.) with Morrow Steel are working on the massive 41 billion expansion project at the Tampa International Airport. They are working on erecting over 8,500 tons of steel and massive plate girders. Plate girders being erected are 6-feet tall and 120-feet long. The largest plate weighed 100,000 lbs. Learn more

Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors remain optimistic about the current and forward-looking health of the sector, according to the Q3 USG Corporation and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index released this month. Read more
Demand for construction trade workers should continue through 2030, according to “The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030,” a report based on a study conducted by Pearson, Nesta and Oxford University. Read more
Washington, D.C. has the most LEED-certified square footage in the U.S. at more than 494 million square feet, according to apartment search website Abodo. Read more
The value of construction starts fell 2% from July to a seasonally adjusted rate of $711.6 billion in August, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline comes despite a relatively strong showing from the institutional sector. Read more

Safety, Leadership and TrainingSafety

Safety 
Spotlight

CAL-OSHA Approves Post-Tensioning Rules
The Cal/OSHA Standards Board unanimousely approved regulations to protect construction workers engaged in the post-tensioning of concrete and those who work with reinforcing steel. The Iron Workers (IW) Safety and Health Department worked with the IW Department of Reinforcing Iron Workers and industry stakeholders to get new standards approved.
Leadership 
Spotlight
A Missing Link: Connecting Construction Sites to the Cloud
Cloud computing has changed the way companies do business. Using the cloud, organizations can manage and store information on the internet rather than on local servers or computers, allowing them to move and exchange data from almost any connected location. That includes construction job sites, which were once left to the mercy of fax machines and overnight courier services.

Ironworker News & ResourcesIronworker

Iron Workers 2017 Outlook
Iron Workers (IW) General President Eric Dean shares thoughts on what the organization has accomplished this year and what’s coming down the pike. Watch it here

Ironworker Safety Directors Making a Difference
Ironworker Safey Directors bridge the gap between safety management and workers. The Ironworker Safety Director Course allows the organization to retain veteran ironworkers with decades of experience by providing them an opportunity to pursue a life-long career in safety. It allows them to combine their work experience with new safety skills and work alongside the ironworkers they lead. Watch it here

Ironworker Safety Director Training Course
As part of the Zero Incident Campaign commissioned by General President Eric Dean, the Ironworker Safety Director Training Course (IWSDTC) was developed to bridge the gap between the workers and safety management. Ironworkers make the best safety directors as they have hands-on experience in the work they manage and an intimate understanding of the hazards.
IWSDTC is a three-day course, where classes are offered on a concurrent and recurrent basis each day to allow participants the opportunity to attend all 9 classes.
Upcoming course:
Monday, November 6 – Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Iron Workers Local 25 Training Center
50490 W Pontiac Trail
Wixon, MI 49393  Learn more

Contractor News & ResourcesContractor
2018 North American Iron Workers/IMPACT Conference
Iron Workers General President Eric Dean invites you to the premier construction industry event. Watch it here
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming 2018 conference, February 11-14, 2018 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Click here for more information on the conference.
CII Best Practice: Project Change Management
Owners, designers, and construction contractors are aware that introducing changes into a project can lead to problems and hinder project success. Changes interrupt the flow of work, cause delays, and inflate costs, which in turn might generate claims and even costly litigation. CII established the Project Change Management Research Team to find solutions to such problems. Read more

Rainy River Project in Ontario

Iron Workers locals 759 (Thunder Bay, Ontario), 736 (Hamilton, Ontario), and 721 (Toronto, Ontario) with ES Fox Limited have worked 121,000 work hours without a lost time incident in extreme weather conditions on the Rainy River project. The advanced-stage gold project is expected to produce 325,000 ounces of gold annually. Learn more


Tampa International Airport in Florida

Approximately 175 ironworkers from Iron Workers Local 397 (Tampa, Fla.) with Morrow Steel are working on the massive 41 billion expansion project at the Tampa International Airport. They are working on erecting over 8,500 tons of steel and massive plate girders. Plate girders being erected are 6-feet tall and 120-feet long. The largest plate weighed 100,000 lbs. Learn more

 

Commercial construction is in high demand across the country and contractors remain optimistic about the current and forward-looking health of the sector, according to the Q3 USG Corporation and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index released this month. Read more
Demand for construction trade workers should continue through 2030, according to “The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030,” a report based on a study conducted by Pearson, Nesta and Oxford University. Read more
Washington, D.C. has the most LEED-certified square footage in the U.S. at more than 494 million square feet, according to apartment search website Abodo. Read more
The value of construction starts fell 2% from July to a seasonally adjusted rate of $711.6 billion in August, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The decline comes despite a relatively strong showing from the institutional sector. Read more

Safety, Leadership and TrainingSafety

Safety 
Spotlight

CAL-OSHA Approves Post-Tensioning Rules
The Cal/OSHA Standards Board unanimousely approved regulations to protect construction workers engaged in the post-tensioning of concrete and those who work with reinforcing steel. The Iron Workers (IW) Safety and Health Department worked with the IW Department of Reinforcing Iron Workers and industry stakeholders to get new standards approved.
Leadership 
Spotlight
A Missing Link: Connecting Construction Sites to the Cloud
Cloud computing has changed the way companies do business. Using the cloud, organizations can manage and store information on the internet rather than on local servers or computers, allowing them to move and exchange data from almost any connected location. That includes construction job sites, which were once left to the mercy of fax machines and overnight courier services.

Ironworker News & ResourcesIronworker

Iron Workers 2017 Outlook
Iron Workers (IW) General President Eric Dean shares thoughts on what the organization has accomplished this year and what’s coming down the pike. Watch it here

Ironworker Safety Directors Making a Difference
Ironworker Safey Directors bridge the gap between safety management and workers. The Ironworker Safety Director Course allows the organization to retain veteran ironworkers with decades of experience by providing them an opportunity to pursue a life-long career in safety. It allows them to combine their work experience with new safety skills and work alongside the ironworkers they lead. Watch it here

Ironworker Safety Director Training Course
As part of the Zero Incident Campaign commissioned by General President Eric Dean, the Ironworker Safety Director Training Course (IWSDTC) was developed to bridge the gap between the workers and safety management. Ironworkers make the best safety directors as they have hands-on experience in the work they manage and an intimate understanding of the hazards.
IWSDTC is a three-day course, where classes are offered on a concurrent and recurrent basis each day to allow participants the opportunity to attend all 9 classes.
Upcoming course:
Monday, November 6 – Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Iron Workers Local 25 Training Center
50490 W Pontiac Trail
Wixon, MI 49393  Learn more

Contractor News & ResourcesContractor
2018 North American Iron Workers/IMPACT Conference
Iron Workers General President Eric Dean invites you to the premier construction industry event. Watch it here
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming 2018 conference, February 11-14, 2018 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Click here for more information on the conference.
CII Best Practice: Project Change Management
Owners, designers, and construction contractors are aware that introducing changes into a project can lead to problems and hinder project success. Changes interrupt the flow of work, cause delays, and inflate costs, which in turn might generate claims and even costly litigation. CII established the Project Change Management Research Team to find solutions to such problems. Read more