The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication, March 2019 Issue
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Boston Children’s Hospital
Daniel Marr & Son (DM&S) and Iron Workers Local 7 in Boston assembled and installed the new pedestrian bridge between the patient and family parking garage and Boston Children’s Hospital. The bridge provides direct access to the hospital to improve patient experience. DM&S installed three sections of the bridge over a couple of weekends. The company spent two weeks preassembling the first section onsite before setting it into position using Marr Crane & Rigging’s 300-ton Liebherr crane and a 600-ton Terex crane. Due to severe site and time constraints, significant planning was required to execute the lift. Remaining sections were set in place by MC&R’s 300-ton Liebherr crane and assembled at their final elevations while being supported by 14 100-kip, Hi-Lite shoring towers. LundRebar, New Hampshire Steel Erectors and Sunrise Erectors were also on the job. The bridge is expected to open this fall.
Safety, Leadership and Training
OSHA Crane Operator Certification Final Rule
OSHA on Thursday released its final electronic recordkeeping rule and, as the agency proposed in July, large employers will not have to electronically submit details about their employees’ workplace injuries and illnesses.
IMPACT Training in April
- Bluebeam Revu Fundamentals and Document Control & Measurement
- Construction Contracting Business Fundamentals Academy Track 1: Establish Your Business
- Improving Communication Skills
- Superintendent Training for Ironworkers
- Leadership Development Academy
How to Effectively Manage an Underperforming Sub
When a subcontractor doesn’t perform according to the terms of its contract, it can often turn a general contractor’s or owner’s experience of a great project from dream to nightmare.
Amazon is showing an increasing willingness to sign a collective bargaining agreement with local unions before it sets to work building new office space in Arlington, perhaps meeting a frequent demand of activists concerned about the tech giant’s labor practices.
Uncertainty is the theme for construction companies in 2019 as inflation, trade disputes and a host of other risks threaten to thwart the industry’s growth streak in 2020 or soon thereafter.
E-commerce has changed how Americans shop. According to a recent report from Dodge Data & Analytics, it’s also changing the way the construction industry builds.
President Donald Trump’s $4.7 trillion fiscal year 2020 budget proposal requests cutbacks to several pools of construction funding across the federal government. Depending on what Congress leaves intact, the plan could mean reduced activity across a number of construction sectors.
Contrary to rumors that it has been rethinking its $10 billion plan to build an LCD screen factory complex in Racine County, Wisconsin, Foxconn announced that it will begin construction on the plant this year.
Contractor News & Resources
IMPACT International Quarterly Safety Call
Every 3 months at 11am (EST), we’ll bring you live discussions on important Safety topics. Join the qurterly IMPACT International Safety Call on March 27th to hear from our first guest General President Eric Dean.
2019 North American Iron Workers/IMPACT Conference
End users, contractors and industry influencers converged at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas for the 2019 North American Iron Workers / IMPACT Conference themed “IMPACT of Change” to address the most pressing issues and timely topics that will shape the landscape of the North American construction industry for decades to come. The conference broke last year’s record with over 1,200 attendees.
Zero Injury Safety Awards
National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC) is pleased to announce that online applications for the 19th Annual Zero Injury Safety Awards ® are now being accepted.
The Zero Injury Safety Awards® recognize the efforts of industrial owners, union contractors and building trade crafts for outstanding safety performance on their projects.
NMAPC is also accepting applications for work performed under the National Construction Agreement. Find out more about the ZISA criteria here.
Applications must be submitted online by Friday, May 17, 2019. There is a $100 administrative fee per application.
Make plans to attend the ZISA® Dinner Gala on Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Last year’s ceremony honored 133 winning teams, which accounted for more than 29 million injury-free hours worked on industrial construction sites.
Questions? Contact Wayne Creasap, NMAPC Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety, at 703.887.0455 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices will increase on a weekly basis, so the sooner your register for the conference, the more you save. It will feature over 140 sessions, an extensive trade show, and plenty of opportunities for networking!
Complimentary Exhibit Hall Pass ($25 value):
Enter discount code: VIPEXPO
The Steel Conference exhibitors have the opportunity to invite clients to the exhibit hall with a complimentary pass. It’s valid for one individual admission to the exhibit hall on Thursday and Friday:
* Entrance to the Exhibit Hall on Thursday and Friday
* Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks
The pass is not valid for Wednesday, April 3. Attendees may register for these events for an additional cost through the website linked below.
BuiltWorlds Venture Chicago Conference
Building Ventures recently announced that it closed its $53 million fund. The early-stage investor fund is targeting innovative solutions to help the build industry become sustainable. The fund surpassed its initial target.
BuiltWorlds has been following the work of Building Ventures and its co-founder Jesse Devitte for a while. It’s excited to announce that Jesse will be speaking at the Venture Chicago Conference on April 4, 2019. The event is exclusive to BuiltWorlds members.
Support for Implementation Champions
Once a new opportunity is identified and an implementation path is laid out, the implementation process will result in the need for change. The implementation of new or improved practices is the driver for change management. Organizations face many challenges to overcome barriers that come up during the implementation of new practices. Read more
Ironworker News & Resources
Engineering News-Record named Iron Workers’ General Organizer Vicki O’Leary 2019 Award of Excellence winner in recognition of her groundbreaking work through the organization’s initiatives to improve job site safety and workforce diversity and her thought leadership in the building trades.
Can the Power Region Afford to Miss the Shale Revolution Boat?
An insightful opinion editorial about the shale revolution and skilled labor by Iron Workers Great Lakes District Council President Gregory A. Christy.
Apprentice Instructors Teach Bluebeam
Tom Evers, Jr., a third-year apprentice instructor provided BlueBeam training this month at Iron Workers Local 7 in Boston. With IMPACT’s help, apprentices are making Bluebeam training readily available.
Jose graduated from the 4-week, state registered, pre-apprenticeship program of the Iron Workers Local 86 training center in Seattle. His superiors say that he is one of the most hard-working and reliable apprentices they have ever seen.
IMPACT & Iron Workers In the News
Crews are one step closer to finishing the first expansion at the Portland International Airport. Ironworkers from Local 29 in Portland hoisted the final steel beam to the highest point on the new building and set it in place.
“Lauren Jones decided to act on her lifelong dream to follow her ironworker father into the trade and become an underwater welder, which requires training. Jones completed the Benicia-based “Gladiator” Iron Workers Pre-Apprenticeship Program with the help of a scholarship.”
“U.S. high schools offer dramatically fewer trade and career education opportunities for students and as a result, fewer students know about career options in those fields.”
Bluebeam Revu Fundamentals and Document Control & Measurement Apr 3-4, 2019
Construction Contracting Business Fundamentals Academy Track 1: Establish Your Business Apr 10-11, 2019
Improving Communication Skills – Apr 10-11, 2019
Pacific Northwest RAB Meeting – Apr 16, 2019
Safety Summit Roundtable Meeting – Apr 18, 2019
Superintendent Training for Ironworkers – Apr 23-25, 2019
Leadership Development Academy – Apr 30 – May 2, 2019
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