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IMPACT Newsletter – November 2019

November 2019

Industrial Info

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


Dodge Pipeline

IMPACT provides complimentary Dodge Pipeline access to all partner contractors and local unions. Learn more

Fire Station 22 Remodel


Safety, Leadership and Training Safety Spotlight
Fall 2019 Regulatory Agenda: Few Changes for OSHA, MSHA

The Department of Labor’s regulatory agenda for Fall 2019 – released Nov. 20 – shows only a handful of changes for OSHA, and even fewer for the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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Training Spotlight

IMPACT Training in December

  • Business Plan Development Workshop for Local Unions
  • Superintendent Training for Ironworkers

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Leadership Spotlight
How to Refocus on Specific Strategies That Will Grow Your Business

There are dozens of things you must do well to build a profitable business and achieve your goals.The key is to focus on the top five must-do strategies and actions that will make your business successful 90% of the time.

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How to Minimize Financial Risk in an Uncertain Economic Climate

The best plan of attack in this economic expansion may be to make your construction company as recession-proof as possible and to protect what you have built since the last recession. The lessons learned and financial distress indicators developed in the last downturn should provide some sound data points to assist in preparing for the turbulence that is eventually coming. Read more

Deconstructing a crisis: After an accident, 1 tweet could ruin a contractor’s reputation

False information can spread on social media and become “almost impossible to manage,” according to a communications consultant, unless the right strategy is in place. Read more

At $1.35 Trillion, Wind Leads World in Active Renewable Energy Projects

At nearly $1.45 trillion in overall investment, wind leads other fuel types in terms of project value, followed by hydropower at $1.15 trillion and solar at $689 billion. Read more

False information can spread on social media and become “almost impossible to manage,” according to a communications consultant, unless the right strategy is in place. Read more
At nearly $1.45 trillion in overall investment, wind leads other fuel types in terms of project value, followed by hydropower at $1.15 trillion and solar at $689 billion. Read more 
5 Ways to Improve Field Operations

New tools and technologies are available daily that can impact workflow and improve upon efficiencies across all teams. Yet, managers have the difficulty of identifying what tools are the best to use, how to use them, and the best methods for implementing them into everyday processes. However, management can and should enforce the use of new technologies in order to improve field operations and optimize their resources. Read more


Contractor News & Resources

Submissions for 2019 Project of the Year awards are open for projects completed January 1 – December 31, 2019. 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
Submit now


Front End Planning

Research for this topic is unique in that it supports two CII Best Practices: Front End Planning and Alignment. Research has proven that project success is greater when an increased level of pre-project planning is used. Proper scope definition and alignment during pre-project planning will greatly improve both the cost and cycle time needed to design and construct capital facilities. Read more

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ENR Top 20 Steel Erectors Dominated by IMPACT Contractors













ENR announced their top specialty contractors for 2019 in the October 14/21 issue. Over half of the top 20 firms in steel erection are IMPACT member contractors! Congratulation to all of those recognized!

Ironworker News & Resources
Study Finds Maternity Benefits for Construction Tradeswomen Financially Feasible

At a 2016 conference for women in construction, ironworker Bridget Booker stood up and recounted how, as a second-year apprentice, she miscarried after a very heavy day on the job. A year later, Booker’s experience led the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers union to become the first trade group to introduce a paid leave benefit for pregnant women and new mothers. Read More



Students get hands-on experience at careers at trades event
Ted Terry and Nathan Beller from Iron Workers Local 395 (Hammond, Ind.) instructed a group of high school students to put on a safety harness and walk across a beam. The two apprentices were among 125 volunteers, apprentices, trainers, coordinators and retired tradespeople from 19 different construction and trade organizations providing students with hands-on demonstrations in their fields during the 3rd annual Construction and Skilled Trades Day held Tuesday at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point, Indiana. Read More

IInfluencer© Workshop held in Calgary, Alberta

IMPACT offered an Influencer© Workshop: Learn to Lead with Influence course in Calgary, Alberta. The one-day course was held on October 31, 2019 and attended by 24 partner contractors.

IMPACT & Iron Workers In the News
Veterans deserve a place in the American dream

An estimated 200,000 post-9/11 veterans return to civilian life looking for their next career every year, and most of them are finding it difficult to make a smooth transition. IMPACT co-chair and retired U.S. Marine Bill Brown penned an insightful op-ed for the Washington Times. Read more

Virgin Trains Construction Puts Spotlight on Tradesmen Shortage

Iron Workers Local 808 (Orlando, Fla.) Business Manager Bobby Knost was recently interviewed by Spectrum News 13 in Orlando regarding the the current construction worker shortages and the Iron Workers’ ability to recruit and train to provide manpower. Read More

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