The Iron Messenger: An IMPACT Publication – September 2019
- Industrial Info
- Dodge Pipeline
- Spotlight on Safety, Training and Leadership
- News and Resources For Contractors
- News and Resources For Ironworkers
- IMPACT and Iron Workers In The News
- Upcoming Events
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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Iron Workers Local 416 in Los Angeles is working with Martinez Steel on the $315 million transformation. They are working diligently on a tight schedule to meet the deadlines in placing 5.3 million pounds of rebar. The 1923 venue section will be rebuilt to contain the “Scholarship Tower.” The glassy, new section will rise 7 levels above the rest of the seating and hold suites, a new press area and balconies for upgraded ticket holders. University of Southern California (USC) broke ground on the renovations in January 2018. It’s expected to be completed by the end of fall this year.
Safety, Leadership and Training
Are You Prepared for OSHA Inspections?
Given that OSHA rarely conducts an inspection that doesn’t result in at least one cited violation, employers must be prepared.
IMPACT Training in October
How Contractors Ensure the Project Owner Can Pay
During the course of a project, issues sometimes arise that force all parties to go running back to their contracts to evaluate their options.
It may seem daunting for a small contracting firm to approach the government for work, but plenty of opportunities exist. In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that the federal government met its goal of awarding at least 23% of federal contract dollars to small businesses for the last 5 years.
FMI estimates that approximately 50% of constructions firms will go through an ownership and management transition in the next 10 years. How do companies succeed during a time of executive transition?
Many of you are familiar with the articles and books written about why contractors fail. While they lay out the commonalities of distress and failure, they leave open the question of how to ensure success.
Blockchain technology is among the most disruptive forces of the past decade. Its power to record, enable, and secure huge numbers and varieties of transactions raises an intriguing question: Can the same distributed ledger technology that powers bitcoin also enable better execution of strategic projects in a conservative sector like construction?
“I have a close family member who works in union construction after years employed by a nonunion contractor. It wasn’t until he joined a union that his quality of life improved,” says ENR Editor Richard Korman about the Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs).
Contractor News & Resources
2019 Project of the Year Awards
Submissions for 2019 Project of the Year awards start on October 1st. Don’t miss the chance to win
in one of six categories! Follow the steps below to submit:
- Click “Submit now” button below
- Log in to your IMPACT member page
- On the Project of the Year Program page, click on the “Project of the Year Nomination Form” to submit
Planning for Startup
CII defines startup as the transitional phase between plant construction completion and commercial operation, including all the activities that bridge these two phases. Critical steps within the startup phase include system turnover, checkout of systems, commissioning of systems, introduction of feedstock, and performance testing.
New England RAB Meeting
October 16-18, 2019
20 Milk Street
Portland, ME 04101
Meet the experts and learn about how you can leverage the renewable energy industry for success.
We have an exciting agenda full of experts, dignitaries and informative content about offshore energy.
Network with industry experts, business contacts, leads and peers! We have dedicated time on the agenda for networking opportunities during the meeting. We have also arranged a fun team building activity – golf at the Nonesuch River Golf Club!
Partner Contractors’ travel and lodging expenses for two days will be reimbursed (one offer per contractor). Benefit from the invaluable meeting content and make a weekend of it in scenic Portland, Maine!
Please click on the registration button above and log in to the IMPACT website. If you have trouble registering, please call the IMPACT office at (202) 383-4848 or (202) 375-9492.
New England District Council-IMPACT RAB Safety Summit Meeting
Calling all labor-management parties and associations signatory to the New England master labor agreement and regulatory agency representatives!
October 22, 2019
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Iron Workers Local 7
195 Old Colony Avenue
South Boston, MA 02127
We will share knowledge, experience and best practices to raise safety standards and health performance in the New England District Council. We will discuss latest important safety and health issues and incident trends. Your participation helps us gather vital feedback to improve safety performance on projects in the region.
Ironworker News & Resources
Apprenticeship Rule Lowers Training, Safety, Quality
The anti-worker forces in Washington have once again lobbied to get rules drafted against working people in this country. The latest comes from the Department of Labor in the form of expanding Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). This is a direct threat to our working men and women across the country and to the construction industry,” says Business Manager of Iron Workers Local 44 in Cincinnati Dave Baker in a Cincinnati Enquirer op-ed.
Iron Workers’ Vicki O’Leary Named a Finalist for CBO’s Outstanding Women in Construction 2019
Iron Workers General Organizer Vicki O’Leary has been named one of the 20 finalists for
Construction Business Owner magazine’s Outstanding Women in Construction!
IMPACT & Iron Workers In the News
Glass installation begins on Raiders’ Allegiant Stadium
Glass installation on the outside of the $1.9 billion, 65,000-fan capacity Allegiant Stadium began last week. Iron Workers Local 433 in Las Vegas is working on the project to complete it by July.
Ironworkers Fixing Washington’s Historic Memorial Bridge
Iron Workers Local 5 (Upper Marlboro, MD) is working on a big step in the $227 million, 87 year old, Memorial Bridge overhaul.
Work Started on $1.4 Million Training Center for Ironworkers
Work is underway on a $1.4 million project to expand Iron Workers Local 550′s (Canton, OH) training center on High Street NW.
IMPACT’s 2019 Quarterly National Safety Call – October 2, 2019
Bluebeam Revu Fundamentals and Document Control & Measurement – October 8-9, 2019
New England RAB Meeting 2019 – October 16-18, 2019
Business Plan Development Workshop for Local Unions – October 17-18, 2019
Fundamentals of Cost Estimating and Bidding for Beginners – October 28 – 31, 2019
National FFA Convention & Expo 2019 – October 30 – November 1, 2019
Influencer© Workshop: Learn to Lead with Influence – October 31, 2019