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BY DEBRA WOOD
SAFETY REMAINS A PRIME concern for most contractors, and some AGC of

America members are using building information modeling (BIM) to identify
risks and mitigate hazards.
"We utilize technology whenever possible to improve safety on different
projects in different ways," says Brian King, integrated construction manager for
Rodgers Builders in Charlotte, North Carolina, a member of the Carolinas AGC.
Gilbane Building Co. in Providence, Rhode Island, a member of multiple AGC
chapters, also has embraced BIM as a safety and planning tool.
"We want to be like aerospace," says John Myers, senior virtual design
and construction manager - New England with Gilbane. "We need to spend
more time pre-thinking than doing
it twice in the field. When you do it
twice in the field, you create another
opportunity for an unsafe action to
occur."
Brasfield & Gorrie of Birmingham,
Alabama, a member of multiple AGC
chapters, uses modeling during
preconstruction for safety-related
tasks, such as hazard forecasting
and crane placement and throughout construction for safety training, utility strike prevention and
overhead coordination, to ensure
a safe and efficient work environment, says Contessa Hayter, senior
virtual design coordinator, Brasfield
& Gorrie.
"Virtually creating what is going
to be physically implemented helps
us do safety-specific planning
before problems arise," she continues. "It also allows us to share the
safety planning with a variety of
stakeholders, including field teams, owners, community neighbors and pedestrians, in a visual way that is easy to understand at a glance."
Jake Morin, president of construction at ProSight Specialty Insurance in
Morristown, New Jersey, reports that clients actively using BIM and requiring
their subcontractors to do so as well have fewer claims and losses, as they
model everything from material deliveries to crane placement.
"The more uncertainty you take out of the project, the better it runs and
the more safety involved," Morin says.
Southland in Las Vegas, Nevada, a member of multiple AGC chapters, has
started using models to eliminate risks before they occur at the jobsite.
"There is a lot of potential, and this is the way of the future in construction," says Kevin Dunn, safety coordinator at Southland. "Hopefully, this will
be used by everyone in the future."

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - January/February 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Simonson Says
2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Workforce Development Is Priority One
Going Up
Technology Toolbox
Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
Book Shelf
The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Member and Chapter News
Overcoming Permit Delays
2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Intro
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover1
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover2
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 3
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 4
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 5
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 6
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 8
Constructor - January/February 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 10
Constructor - January/February 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 13
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 14
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 15
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 16
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Simonson Says
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 18
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 20
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 21
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 22
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 23
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 24
Constructor - January/February 2018 - De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 26
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Workforce Development Is Priority One
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Going Up
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 29
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 30
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 31
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 32
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 33
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 34
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 37
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - 39
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 40
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Book Shelf
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 42
Constructor - January/February 2018 - The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 44
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Overcoming Permit Delays
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - 48
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - Index to Advertisers
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