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than actually developing approaches to the
work that made it safer."
At the start of every workday, Pandora
radio plays on the sound system while while
workers on Turner Construction company's
projects do stretch and flex exercises to
loosen up. Following those stretches, the
team reviews a safety topic and reviews any
updates on project activities before getting
started for the day.
"One of the biggest 'keys to safety success' is that all members of the jobsite understand the day's game plan," Shockley says.

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But there's a big difference between having a safety culture and just having a safety
policy, Shockley says. "When safety is part
of who you are as opposed to something you
are required to do, you see a much higher
success rate," he says.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS
Much like safety, contractors and
materials suppliers are placing a greater
emphasis on eco-friendly products and
practices.
Turner, for example, has established
high goals for recycling materials that
were once relegated to landfills. Metals,
gypsum, wood, paper and cardboard are
sorted on sites or shipped to a recycling
facility that can sort them. Turner also uses
compact fluorescent lamps for temporary
lighting and photocells to reduce electrical
consumption.
And as old buildings are torn down,
most of the concrete gets crushed up
and reused into road base or aggregates.
Meanwhile, steel is also recycled and put
back into commerce.
Progressive cement plants are looking at alternative fuels to develop cement,
converting materials such as wood chips,
scrap tires and even walnut shells into
fuel. Fly ash, as secondary byproduct of
coal-fired power plants, can also go into
ready mix materials.
Cement manufacturer CEMEX estimates
that for 2016, 23.3 percent of the fuel it
used to make cement came from alternative sources, and that 92 percent of its
cement plants used alternative fuels.

NEW APPROACH TO CLIENTS
Relationships between client, architect
and builder have also evolved - in part
because of project delivery methods.
"The silos have disappeared, and few
projects of any complexity are undertaken
without an aligned team, sharing the
same goals and supporting one another
in the achievement of those goals,"
Shockley says. That alignment, he says,
has improved productivity and schedules,
and produced better buildings.
Phased turnover is more prevalent
today than it has ever been in the past,
Shockley says. "When owners are able to
occupy space prior to the completion of the
entire project, that offsets the overall cost
of the job," he says.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - November/December 2017

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Big Plans in the Big Easy
The Workforce Shortage Report
Simonson Says
Sundt Partnering With Central Arizona College to Address Skilled Worker Shortage in Arizona
Strategic Scaffolding
Inside AGC
Versatility: The Name of the Concrete Game
Construction Corner
Green Is the New Black
Technology Toolbox
A Diamond in the Rough
Harnessing Expensive Insurance Claims With Big Data
2017 Software Services Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - November/December 2017 - intro
Constructor - November/December 2017 - cover1
Constructor - November/December 2017 - cover2
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 3
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 4
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 5
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 6
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 8
Constructor - November/December 2017 - President’s Message
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 10
Constructor - November/December 2017 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 12
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Big Plans in the Big Easy
Constructor - November/December 2017 - The Workforce Shortage Report
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Simonson Says
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 16
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Sundt Partnering With Central Arizona College to Address Skilled Worker Shortage in Arizona
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Strategic Scaffolding
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 19
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 20
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 21
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 22
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 23
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 24
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Inside AGC
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Versatility: The Name of the Concrete Game
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 27
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 28
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 29
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 30
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Construction Corner
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Green Is the New Black
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 33
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 34
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 35
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 36
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 37
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 38
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 40
Constructor - November/December 2017 - A Diamond in the Rough
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 42
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 43
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 44
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Harnessing Expensive Insurance Claims With Big Data
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 46
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 47
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 48
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 2017 Software Services Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 50
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 51
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 52
Constructor - November/December 2017 - 53
Constructor - November/December 2017 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - November/December 2017 - cover3
Constructor - November/December 2017 - cover4
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