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Alliance profiles wood, four concrete tornado safe room building methods

Source: Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Tallahassee, Fla.

Responding to increased interest in tornado safe rooms driven by National Weather Service-tracked patterns, plus recent, deadly events, the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) has released new videos highlighting five of the most common building solutions.

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Turner Construction tallies recycled material volumes on cloud platform

Sources: Turner Construction Co., New York; CP staff

The top gun in general contracting has deployed a real time, mobile device-ready tool, TurnerTracker, measuring the amount of demolition concrete and other site waste diverted from landfills. “[It] will help us monitor and report on our construction waste recycling in a much more streamlined and detailed way,” affirms Turner Construction Chief Sustainability Officer Michael Deane.

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Report links BIM adoption to increased jobsite safety, crew member focus

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors, Washington, D.C.; McGraw Hill Construction, New York

Thanks to increased use of Building Information Modeling technology, contractors are finding ways reduce overall schedules and onsite injuries, according to “Safety Management in the Construction Industry.” When incorporated in a project, the new McGraw Hill Construction SmartMarket Report finds, BIM helps increase crew members’ safety awareness by:

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